NSRI's cadre of chemists, biologists, engineers and mission support specialists, with researchers across the University of Nebraska (NU), works to improve the U.S. capability to deter, detect, mitigate and defeat chemical and biological threats.
As a University Affiliated Research Center designated by the Department of Defense, NSRI delivers mission-essential solutions and capabilities that are developed in collaboration with DOD end users to counter complex and emerging chemical and biological threats.
NSRI works with colleagues across federal agencies to modernize chemical and biological defense assets through:
- Rapid prototyping of novel sample collection, detection and transportation material solutions
- RDT&E of next generation chemical and biological threat sensors and decontamination systems
- Sensor integration of chemical and biological detection systems on robotic platforms
- Assessment and analysis of emerging threats, risks, capabilities and vulnerabilities