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Research Centers and Institutes

  • Applied Research Center (ARC)

    ARC is an advanced materials science engineering and laser technology research center. Staffed with industry / university teams utilizing the Jefferson Lab technologies, ARC provides commercial product-related research in the areas of thin film technology, laser and plasma processing of materials analysis, and devices and sensor fabrication.


  • Lean Institute

    The Lean Manufacturing and Enterprise Institute was established to find solutions for issues related to enterprise productivity. The Institute also addresses issues related to other business functions such as supply chain logistics, technology management, human resources, design, and contracting.


  • Ship Maintenance Repairs and Operations (SMRO)

    The Ship Maintenance, Repair and Operations Institute (SMRO Institute) in collaboration with the ship building and repair industry promotes the research, development, education, and applications of innovative techniques in the lifecycle cost of ownership and productive value of marine assets (Military, Commercial, and Pleasure Craft).