About Block Engineering
Since 1956, Block Engineering has been developing and selling high performance FTIR spectrometers to military, government, and commercial and industrial customers. Our products are installed in and around Washington DC to protect critical infrastructure from chemical terrorist attacks. They are also used by government agencies to remotely survey areas and protect personnel from chemical warfare agents.
In 2004, the company leveraged its expertise in spectroscopy to develop next generation Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) spectrometers and low cost, miniaturized MEMS-based FTIRs. Following several government development contracts exceeding $16 million dollars, Block developed a family of QCL-based spectrometers and continues to advance its MEMS-based FTIR.
Block's headquarters are located in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and the company has additional facilities at Boston University's Photonics Center. Block is privately owned.