Transforming Science into Solutions

The Institute for Shock Physics’ Applied Sciences Laboratory (ASL) is a university-based contract research organization, located in Spokane, Washington.

The key to success in today’s global economy is knowledge and innovation. ASL functions as a technical resource for the region, and provides scientific expertise and capabilities for local, national, and global customers.

ASL’s research focus is on solving challenging problems related to energy, national security, advanced materials/sensors, and biomedical applications. The scientific underpinnings to address the multidisciplinary challenges involve optical physics, materials science, chemistry, biomedical engineering, and computational modeling and simulations.

ASL has conducted research for regional and national corporations such as Avista, Itron, Pyrotek, Triumph Composite Systems, Inc., Boeing, and Ford Motor Company.

ASL can serve industry in two ways:

  1. As an R&D partner working with your company’s technical team to solve complex problems, create solutions that improve an existing product, or help create a new product altogether.
  2. As a source of high tech analysis. Companies interested in chemical, optical, mechanical, or thermal characterization can use the ASL facilities for Research and Development, Quality Analysis/Quality Control, and Failure Analysis.

For further information about our services, please contact ASL at (509) 358-7700 or email to asl@wsu.edu.