Press Release

Johns Hopkins APL Ushers in New Era of Innovation, Collaboration and Research Capabilities

Laboratory Welcomes Government and University Leaders for Opening of Newest Facility

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) formally opened one of its newest state-of-the-art research facilities on Oct. 19 with a ceremony featuring government and university leaders at the Laboratory’s Laurel, Maryland, campus.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels, APL Director Ralph Semmel and APL Board of Managers Chair Heather Murren all spoke at the event.

“I believe that innovation and creativity is happening in great abundance in this facility,” Hogan said in his remarks. “I have no doubt that this facility will help transform the way APL operates as we continue to position Johns Hopkins and APL as an epicenter for problem solving and mission-critical breakthroughs ... Today is yet another shining example that Johns Hopkins is — and will continue to be — a state, national and global leader.”

“APL is one of the really unrivaled examples of university affiliated research in our country, and it’s why we’re so incredibly proud of it,” said Sarbanes.