DRI's research ranges from microbiology and atmospheric physics to archaeology and renewable energy. We focus on understanding and answering environmental science questions about global climate change, water quality and availability, air quality, sustainability of desert lands, life in extreme environments, and more. DRI scientists and engineers generate leading-edge technologies for applications such as measuring windblown dust emissions and ultra-fine particles, quantifying light scattering from large particles in the atmosphere, modeling wind flow over complex terrain, and improved detection of icing conditions on airplane wings.
DRI research highlights are listed below.
Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate information.
Applied Innovation Center
Focused on Advanced Analytics
Providing innovation services to develop and commercialize solutions for both private and public sector clients.
Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Combining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.
Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.