The AEI can conduct applied research on multi-wheeled vehicles designed for various terrains for the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency. Faculty and students in the AEI are eager to tackle complex research projects for automotive corporations. Some other research strengths include:

  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Driveline technology
  • NVH
  • Emerging energy technologies (e.g., fuel cells)
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Emissions
  • Hybrid vehicles
  • Fuel economy
  • Safety
  • Fasteners
  • Materials
  • Computer-aided engineering
  • Controls

Advantages Abound

The research possibilities are endless. As a nonprofit educational institution, Lawrence Tech offers a cost-effective research option to industry and government.

  • Technology development for potential applications in new products
  • Deeper understanding and resolution of complex technical issues
  • Specific research projects
  • Innovative solutions to recurring problems
  • Access to multidisciplinary faculty expertise
  • Custom-designed university courses
  • Use of automotive research database
  • Access to motivated, highly-skilled, future engineers, many of whom are in graduate programs

A Matter of Degrees

Lawrence Tech supports a Master of Science in Automotive Engineering program and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program with a concentration in automotive engineering. Students participate in national competitions, such as Future Car, Formula SAE, Mini Baja, Supermileage, and Tour de Sol, and rank among the top performing teams. Graduates seek additional learning opportunities through applied research projects and doctoral programs. They also offer fresh ideas and perspectives to participating firms and organizations.