Working with SET
Sustainable Emerging Technologies (SET) is a dedicated team of scientists, engineers and technicians devoted to advancing sustainable technologies from the initial concept to commercialization.
Emerging Technology Development (ETD)
Selected Past and Current Projects
Services and Support
Resources and Links
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.
Science & Technology Development
Collaborations & Partnerships
Resources & Links
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.
When a pavement fails prematurely, you need to know the cause. Our recognized chemistry and engineering expertise and advanced laboratory techniques make WRI who to call for a complete evaluation. We can identify whether the cause was in the mix, materials or method of construction.
We use state-of-the-art equipment to analyze the physical and chemical properties of asphalts, aggregates, additives and other pavement materials. You can expect reliable results with quick turnaround, complete confidentiality and competitive pricing. We’re the top choice of contractors, DOTs, and suppliers. We hope you don’t need us, but we’re here if you do.
Joseph F. Rovani, Jr.
Manager of Analytical
Asphalt and Petroleum Technologies