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About TRI Austin
Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. (TRI Austin) was established in 1975 by Dr. J. Scott Thornton to perform high quality, rapid response research and development in advanced materials and materials testing. TRI Austin was founded to address reliability and materials needs of the US Navy, and advanced materials and technologies for the Department of Defense, NASA, and other Government and Commercial clients. We have evolved into an organization that provides engineering services and advanced material development for global clientele while based in Austin, Texas.

TRI Austin’s areas of recognized technical expertise include: materials science, composite materials and products, environmentally compliant alternative material development, adhesives, polymer science, coatings, nondestructive testing, accelerated life testing, reliability engineering, and specialized instrument development.

Our Objective
To develop, characterize and transition innovative materials and material health monitoring systems that address the critical needs of the Armed Forces.

Our Mission
TRI Austin conducts applied research and product development using a staff of highly qualified personnel to develop, characterize, and transition unique and innovative materials and material evaluation systems that bring value to our customers.

Our Vision
Understanding our customer’s problems, we solve them, and make a difference. In doing so, we create value for our customers, shareholders, employees, and the company.

Our Values
TRI Austin honors our commitments to our customers. We foster an environment where responsiveness, independence, initiative, and diligence are rewarded. Our scientists and engineers are encouraged to fully understand the problem in order to provide the best solution.

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