Overview WRI’s Asphalt and Petroleum Technology (APT) group is a leader in asphalt, petroleum, coal and hydrocarbon research. The group has several decades of experience leading research at the federal level to characterize, diagnose and predict asphalt and heavy oil properties and performance, and thermal processing of heavy oils.
WRI applies a diverse portfolio of
analytical and modeling tools
that provide molecular, chemical
and physical characterizations,
including several unique
patented tools, to intelligently
guide development of precursor
formulations for the next
generation of advanced carbon
materials, such as carbon fiber,
carbon foams, graphene, carbon
nanotubes, etc., including
fabrication processing methods.
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 and technologies.