The Denver Post highlighted the Applied Research & Technology Institute for their capabilities in a recent article.  Click here to read it.

The Applied Research & Technology Institute (ARTI), formally known as the Denver Research Institute, at the University of Denver specializes in sponsored research and testing. It is comprised of both ARTI staff and researchers from a number of academic departments including but not limited to Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science, Engineering, Law, Business, Education and the Graduate School of International Studi5072119511_260ee066cc_oes.

Although ARTI’s areas of expertise are diverse and span the physical and social sciences, they are committed to addressing major issues facing our nation and world.  Researchers in ARTI are committed to partnerships and collaborative efforts to improve STEM education as well as address issues with Space Exploration, Security, and other military and business issues for which expertise in research, evaluation and development are required.

ARTI has a number of unique capabilities to offer clients, such as the ability to conduct classified studies and custom applied research, development and testing services. Our special skills include developing custom instrumentation, conducting vulnerability and risk analysis and energetic materials testing. We can provide laboratory and field test sites and equipment, as well as custom research services using our extensive facilities and capabilities.

ARTI partners with the Rocky Mountain Center for Homeland Defense & Preparedness (RMCHD&P) Institute.  ARTI focuses on projects in the areas of improvised explosive devices, geographic information systems (GIS) technology and communication operability. The RMCHD&P mission is to be the region’s Center of Excellence for protection against, and response to, a range of terrorist incidents and large-scale disruptive events.

Clients include:

  • U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Neumann Systems Group
  • U.S. Missile Defense Agency
  • Joint Technology Office
  • Applied Research Associates
  • Corvid Technologies


Since 1947, The University of Denver Applied Research & Technology Institute has been a department of the University of Denver, a non-profit educational institution. As a long-established scientific and technical research center, we have become nationally and internationally recognized for our significant contributions to the solutions of important national, global and societal problems. The institute conducts cost-reimbursable research for private, environmental and industrial clients, and government agencies at all levels, including local, state and federal government and the military.

Our reputation for unparalleled quality and service has earned us many repeat sponsors in both the public and private sectors. We offer the depth of knowledge, expertise and cost effectiveness of a university department, combined with the timeliness, flexibility and efficiency of a cutting-edge business. Our unique blend of competitive strength and responsiveness to client needs is achieved through a careful combination of younger researchers and experienced, seasoned staff. In addition to the physical and computer scientists, engineers and mathematicians on our staff, we have access to visiting scientists, consultants and advisors. We utilize the talents of the faculty at the University of Denver, as well as the combined skills of teams established with corporations, other universities and consortia.