As a contract research organization, research at ASL is focused on general applied projects, short term and long term grants, and contract work for companies. The emphasis at ASL is on sciences and engineering. The goal is to find timely and realistic solutions for government agencies and corporations. Currently we have four scientists with expertise in Optical Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, and Computational Modeling and Simulations. ASL also has the Materials and Optical Characterization Facility in which we provide research services for a fee. ASL has state-of-the-art equipment and expertise in advanced materials such as composites, ceramics, metals, alloys, and polymers.