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.

 

Since 1894, our research has diligently identified risks to humanity and our planet and countered them with science-based knowledge designed to benefit people everywhere. Today, we are hard at work discovering how safety science can help solve the increasingly urgent problems of the 21st century, putting our expertise to work investigating issues ranging from the health impacts of environmental and chemical pollution to the safety and equity risks artificial intelligence may foster.

 

In collaboration with a best-in-class, international network of scientists and safety professionals, we define the safe and sustainable use of things from legacy materials and devices to new and emerging technologies. We strengthen the impact of our findings by disseminating them widely to other researchers and institutions around the world.

 

Our groundbreaking research proceeds in parallel with the transformative commercial work of UL Solutions and helps inform the public safety standards and policies developed by UL Standards & Engagement. Together, we are all advancing safety science for the greater good.

 

UL Research Institutes continues to set the agenda for safety science as the world rises to meet global challenges like climate change and increasing digitization. Driven by our dedication to scientific discovery and our mission to build a safer world, we will remain one step ahead, ready to explore whatever appears on the next horizon.

Research

Board of Trustees

Terrence R. Brady

Terrence R. Brady

President and CEO, UL Research Institutes

Board Chair, UL Standards & Engagement

James P. Dollive

James P. Dollive

Former Executive VP and CFO

The Schwan Food Co. (Retired)

Philip S. Khoury

Philip S. Khoury

Ford International Professor of History and Associate Provost

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Richard P. Owen

Richard P. Owen

Senior Electrical Inspector

City of St. Paul, Minn.

Darryll Pines

Darryll Pines

President

University of Maryland and Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Mark A. Schmid

Mark A. Schmid

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

University of Chicago

Elisabeth Tørstad

Elisabeth Tørstad

CEO

Asplan Viak AS

George A. Williams

George A. Williams

CEO

PMI Energy Solutions, LLC