Critical Contributions to Critical Challenges
Johns Hopkins APL is a not-for-profit university affiliated research center (UARC) that solves complex research, engineering, and analytical problems that present critical challenges to our nation.
Our scientists, engineers, and analysts serve as trusted advisors and technical experts to the government, ensuring the reliability of complex technologies that safeguard our nation’s security and advance the frontiers of space. We also maintain independent research and development programs that pioneer and explore emerging technologies and concepts to address future national priorities.
The Nation’s Largest University Affiliated Research Center
We provide U.S. government agencies with deep expertise in specialized fields to support national priorities and technology development programs.
Our Core Values
From the challenges we pursue to the way we overcome them, we are guided in our actions by our core values.
Game-changing breakthroughs in technology, developed by APL.
We develop technologies and capabilities that serve national priorities and expand the frontiers of science.
Design Your Future at APL
We are looking to create defining innovations that ensure our nation’s preeminence in the 21st century. It won’t be easy, but that's why we think APL is a great place to work. We know the fun and fulfillment that comes from surmounting difficult challenges together.
APL at a Glance
Located in Laurel, Maryland, our campus spans nearly 461 acres with more than 20 major buildings, plus a nearby satellite campus.