Western Research Institute (WRI), located in Laramie, Wyoming, is a multi-million dollar, not-for-profit, research organization renowned for work in advanced energy systems, environmental technologies and highway materials research. Our corporate headquarters are on the University of Wyoming campus and our 22-acre Advanced Technology Center (ATC) north of town provides additional laboratories, plus pilot facilities and room for new development.
We are a research institute with broad perspectives and know-how in science, technology and real-world, on-the-ground conditions. Our highly experienced team of men and women offer expertise from fields such as chemical, petroleum and environmental engineering, organic, physical, analytical and inorganic chemistry, geology, soil science, business administration and economics.
Through our Cooperative Research Program with the Department of Energy WRI originates technologies that attract industrial partners from corporations, industry associations, government entities, and other research organizations. We advance client technologies from concept to bench scale through pilot testing and commercialization. With the Federal Highway Administration, WRI conducts concentrated research that supports breakthroughs in materials knowledge, leading to safer, longer-lasting roads―experience we’re able to bring to bear to meet our clients’ needs.
WRI offers the full matrix of resources―experience, expertise, physical infrastructure and industry connections―to realize the potential of your concepts or ours. WRI extends your reach.