Education Through Research: Student involvement in research projects forms an integral part of their training for their advanced degrees, and as part of their preparation to join the work force.
Interdisciplinary Research: ACE-MRL team members have backgrounds in structural engineering, composite design, concrete technology, material science, applied mechanics, and environmental science and engineering.
Combined Analytical and Experimental Approach: ACE-MRL searches for optimal, high-impact, technologically-relevant solutions to complex problems, using combined analytical and experimental approaches synergistically.
Integrated Materials-Infrastructure-Environment Design Approach: ACE-MRL connects materials design with structural and environmental performance, in order to drive infrastructure sustainability via nano- and micro-structure control.
Partnership with Industry: ACE-MRL is experienced in working with a broad range of industrial concerns and often serves as a technological/development bridge for adjacent allied industrial partners. These partners include basic materials suppliers, product manufacturers, and end-users in the building, construction, transportation, water, and energy industries.
National and International Collaborations: ACE-MRL collaborates with leading research institutions in the US, Europe and Asia.