Midwest Research Institute was founding in 1944 and it was a dominant player in Kansas City’s civic life. A small group of influential business leaders, including J.C. Nichols, saw a need to keep the area’s scientific population working in the city after World War II-related work ended. Initially, they didn’t plan to create an independent, applied research institute, but after fact-finding visits to the Battelle, Mellon and Armour research institutes elsewhere in the country, founders decided to start one of their own. Now, according to MRIGlobal board chairman Bill Hall, its directors are the right mix to be civic leaders as well as business generators. In recent years the board has evolved to include people with contacts in industry niches relevant to the institute’s expertise in national security, biochemistry, world health and energy research.
The following is the list of scholars from Midwest Research Institute who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences