APL Campus

The Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory

We solve complex research, engineering, and analytical problems that present critical challenges to our nation. APL—the nation’s largest university affiliated research center—provides U.S. government agencies with deep expertise in specialized fields to support national priorities and technology development programs. We also serve as independent trusted technical agents to the government, providing continuity for highly complex, multigenerational technology development systems.

Our Purpose

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to make critical contributions to critical challenges. At APL, we feel it is our responsibility to try to solve these national challenges with the full measure of our dedication and expertise.

Our Core

Our Values

The Lab’s core values are unquestionable integrity, trusted service to the nation, world-class expertise, and game-changing impact—all in an environment that is collaborative, fulfilling (and even fun!).

Our Future

Our Goal

APL’s purpose and core values guide our future, and it is no less than to create defining innovations that ensure our nation’s preeminence in the 21st century.

Latest News

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DeLaHunt Honored by JHU Diversity Leadership Council

Sylvie DeLaHunt, a guidance, navigation and control engineer in APL’s Air and Missile Defense Department, was among those honored at the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council’s 16th annual Diversity Recognition Awards.

NASA Honors Mercury Mission Team

NASA recently presented its Group Achievement Award to the MESSENGER team, for the scientific and engineering accomplishments of the first mission to orbit the innermost planet.

Oostburg Sanz Named APL General Counsel

Paul Oostburg Sanz, who has served as strategic advisor to the APL director for commercialization, has been named general counsel. He will also oversee the Office of Technology Transfer.