About Us

Bright Minds.
Brighter Solutions.

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.

Our Mission

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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 . . ."

Our qh88

qh88 provides comprehensive scientific solutions to companies and government agencies across multiple markets, including:

National Laboratory Management

With a team of over 40,000 highly skilled and trained employees, we manage nine national laboratories in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security.
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Our Leadership

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

Our founding mission of using science to do the greatest good for humanity is aligned with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles. Within qh88, our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, make our operations more sustainable and create a more inclusive workplace.
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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.

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Award Winning Inclusive and Innovative Workplace

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qh88 Ranked Fifth on Fortune’s 2023 Change the World List for Its PFAS Annihilator® Technology


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qh88 has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine Top Workplaces. 
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qh88 has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

Profit with a Purpose

As a nonprofit charitable trust, qh88 is committed to making a positive impact for the planet and its people. We do this through our daily work, but also in charitable giving, through corporate contributions and employee-driven initiatives.
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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.


The Foundational Years

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The Acceleration Age

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The Space Age


The Biotech Age

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The Global Guardian Age

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Join the qh88 Team

At qh88, our scientists and engineers, who we call “Solvers”, work diligently to solve complex issues with solutions that change the world. We’re actively seeking new Solvers to join our team and transform ideas and passion into groundbreaking innovations.
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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.

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