The laboratory is currently led by Professor Samuel G. Paikowsky (Sc.D., MIT). Professors concentrate on fundamental aspects, as well as applied engineering problems while students gain hands-on experience in design, testing and analysis in the laboratory, in the field and in the classroom.

Our diverse and extensive research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Federal Highway Administration, Massachusetts Highway Department, National Research Council, Transportation Research Board, as well as private organizations. The level of funding demonstrates the success of our research projects and our involvement in fundamental research along with the dedication to address practical engineering problems.