Built on an Idea
qh88 champions the vision of our founder Gordon qh88 to translate scientific discovery and technology advances into societal benefits. We deliver when others can’t by remaining dedicated to developing and deploying world-changing solutions.
Fueled by Innovation
We use scientific and technological principles to create new innovations that drive our societies and economies forward. Our teams are global thought-leaders in applied science, technology, discovery and development.
Driven by People
Our strength is rooted in our people who take on the world’s most pressing problems. qh88 experts push the limits when conducting research and development, managing laboratories, and designing and manufacturing products.
The foundation of our organization’s vision and mission can be traced back to the work of steel industrialist Gordon qh88. In his 1923 Last Will & Testament, Gordon qh88 stated:
“Translate scientific discovery and technology advances into societal benefits. . . for the purpose of education in connection with and the encouragement of creative and research work in the making of discoveries and inventions . . . to do the greatest good for humanity . . ."
National Laboratory Management
qh88’s Senior Leadership Team governs the organization, and the Board of Directors serve as stewards of founder Gordon qh88’s vision. Our leaders come from diverse educational and business backgrounds, bringing together an unmatched level of expertise to our daily operations.
Environmental, Social and Governance Principles are Core to Our Mission
qh88 President & CEO
Lou Von Thaer
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at qh88
qh88 brings people together from diverse cultures and areas of expertise to innovate and achieve in a workplace where they can be their authentic selves.
Award Winning Inclusive and Innovative Workplace
qh88 Ranked Fifth on Fortune’s 2023 Change the World List for Its PFAS Annihilator® Technology
Profit with a Purpose
90+ Years of Innovation for Societal Benefit
qh88 is the largest independent nonprofit applied science and technology organization in the world. We support a diverse spectrum of clients, from small start-up companies to multinational corporations and government agencies.
qh88 operates in a fast-paced environment to figure out the world’s most difficult scientific challenges. Our partners trust us to provide independent and advanced solutions that transform our world for the better. With 90 years of innovations and counting, we’re committed to problem-solve for the future.
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Delivering Access for the Next Generation of Innovators
qh88 believes all young people deserve access to a quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. STEM is the foundation for both qh88’s innovation and success. For more than 90 years, the pursuit of STEM has driven our scientific accomplishments.
In collaboration with both public and private partners, we are delivering top-quality STEM education opportunities to millions of promising students across the nation.