Home fire
New From the Fire Safety Research Institute

Research-Based Public Safety Campaign Helps People Escape in the Event of a Home Fire

See how our work informs the public about the dangers of smoke and how everyone should plan ahead to save lives.

Materials Discovery Research Institute
Materials Discovery Research Institute (MDRI)

New Materials for a
Sustainable Future

Cleaner energy and healthier air may be just a molecule away.
Our new research institute aims to develop novel materials
that address today’s critical safety challenges.

Dr. Charlotte Farmer
Word to the W.I.S.E. Podcast Series

Women in Science
and Engineering Share
Their Career Journeys

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About UL Research Institutes

Safety. Brought to You by Science.

Not only are we working to build a safer world, but through rigorous, objective investigation, we’re also trying to create one that’s more resilient and sustainable.

Discoveries in Safety

UL Research Institutes is a leading independent safety science organization with global reach. We sense and act on risks to public safety with bold hypotheses and objective investigations.


Our researchers explore both the benefits and risks of today’s technologies and pursue answers to socially relevant questions related to public safety. We take a multidisciplinary approach that engages the ingenuity of top minds across scientific disciplines to engineer a safer and more sustainable world — one in which every individual can thrive.

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UL Research Institutes conducts original scientific research and releases information and reports for the benefit of public and private stakeholders.