Guided by science, we work for a safer and more resilient society by conducting fundamental and applied research.
We foster and sustain public trust in our work through our commitment to independence, rigor, and transparency. Importantly, we share the knowledge we create for the public good.
As we evaluate the development of new technologies and new environmental or societal circumstances, we also assess our ability to target them with new safety-science research efforts that will have positive impacts.
To ensure our work is both relevant and advances our public safety mission, we partner with a wide variety of stakeholders. We aim to help build and expand coalitions of experts so that, together, we can better pursue and address safety risks. And finally, we share our research outcomes in ways designed to maximize their influence by communicating and educating audiences.
Chemical Insights Research Institute
Promoting human health through research and awareness of the potential risks of chemical pollutants
Digital Safety Research Institute
Developing new frameworks for data privacy, cybersecurity, trustworthy software/AI, and assured autonomy
Electrochemical Safety Research Institute
Investigating the limits of electrochemical technologies to drive safer innovations and product performance
Fire Safety Research Institute
Dedicated to addressing the world’s unresolved fire safety risks and emerging dangers
Materials Discovery Research Institute
Working to develop and deploy new materials with the potential to address current global safety challenges
Office of Research Experiences and Education
Inspiring behavior change and awareness, and empowering positive action
Battery Safety Science Webinar Series
Watch researchers and battery and energy storage professionals come together to share battery safety research and testing insights and exchange ideas.
The Future of Safety Science Webinar Series
How will we engineer the world to live in sustainable ways with limited resources? Learn from experts about solving critical safety issues.
Solve real problems through science and engineering and become part of the movement to make the world safer and more secure.