What We Do

Under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and cooperation with the Industry, this Research Center (RC) is focused on the emerging field of Safety, Security, and Rescue (SSR) research, which includes a variety of topics in homeland security, and emergency preparedness and response. 

The main goals of the SSR-RC are to advance the state-of-the-art in science and technology, and to enabe/transfer capabilities to the government and the industrial partners of the Center.  The Center is funded mostly by NSF and industry.  

The membership of the Center is from academia, industry, and government with common goals.  The Universities work closely with individual industrial partners to identify their needs and formulate business-relevant problems into proposals which in turn are evaluated by all industrial partners and the NSF.