Advanced science.  Applied technology.



SwRI 70th anniversary poster
Southwest Research Institute celebrates 70 years of research at the San Antonio-based facility this month. SwRI was founded in 1947 by oilman-philanthropist Tom Slick Jr. at his Essar Ranch headquarters (shown in top left photos). Today’s President Adam Hamilton (center right) likes to say that we conduct research from deep sea to deep space, and everything in-between, represented by the recently upgraded pressure hull of the Alvin deep-water submersible (lower left) to NASA’s SwRI-led Juno mission to Jupiter (center right) and a variety of other project images.