Transportation Research Groups

Environmental Impact

  • The Center for Ocean Engineering has significant research efforts in fluid mechanics and hydrodynamics, acoustics, offshore mechanics, marine robotics and sensors, and the role of the ocean in the global environment and in climate change. Director: Michael S.Triantafyllou 

  •  The Cooperative Mobility Program (CMP) supports a vision of a sustainable, multi-modal transportation system that will provide the mobility necessary to foster global economic development while remaining compatible with social needs and environmental protection. Director: Daniel Roos

  • The Intelligent Transportation Research Center (ITRC) focuses on key Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies to improve the safety, security, efficiency, mobile access, and environment. Director: Ichiro Masaki

  • The International Motor Vehicle Program (IMVP) is the oldest and largest international research consortium aimed at understanding the challenges facing the global automotive industry and focuses on management issues including production systems, technology, and sustainability issues. 
    Directors: John Paul MacDuffie, Charles Fine

  • The Materials Systems Laboratory (MSL) studies the strategic implications of materials and materials processing choices including sustainability factors. 
    Director: Joel P. Clark

  • PARTNER — the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction fosters breakthrough technological, operational, policy, and workforce advances for the betterment of mobility, economy, national security, and the environment. Principal Investigator/Director: Ian Waitz

  • The Sloan Automotive Laboratory aims to provide the fundamental knowledge base for automotive engineering and to educate students to become technological leaders in the automotive industry.  Principal Investigators: Wai K. Cheng, Willian H. Green, John B. Heywood, Tian Tian, Victor W. Wong