UNH and Southwest Research Institute to Collaborate on Space, Earth and Ocean Science Research

UNH and Southwest Research Institute to Collaborate on Space, Earth and Ocean Science Research

Mar 25, 2013

UNH and the Southwest Research Institute have signed a 5-year research collaboration agreement. Roy Torbert, UNH professor of physics and director of the UNH Space Science Center, says it "will allow UNH to expand our involvement into larger and more complex space missions, and SwRI will be able to tap into UNH’s expertise to diversify its program into Earth and ocean science.”

SwRI will open a new department — the SwRI Earth, Oceans and Space (SwRI-EOS) Department — at UNH’s Durham, N.H., campus, which will be led by Torbert.

The formal collaboration agreement will allow SwRI and UNH to more effectively team up on proposals to federal agencies and jointly pursue expanded research and commercial opportunities with New England aerospace companies.

The Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States.  Its 11 technical divisions offer a wide range of technical expertise and services in such areas as chemistry, space science, nondestructive evaluation, automation, engine design, mechanical engineering, electronics and more.

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