Lawrence Technological University is the home of the Dr. Nabil Grace Center for Innovative Materials Research (CIMR), a national resource for the development of innovative materials for defense, homeland security and infrastructure applications.
The LTU Transportation Materials Laboratory provides hands-on experience to students in civil engineering material testing, transportation engineering, and mechanics of materials. This laboratory is also used for research and industry certification programs offered for construction engineers and technicians.
The LTU Environmental Lab has state-of-the-art equipment for EPA approved water and wastewater quality testing procedures, normally done at a water and wastewater treatment plant.
The soil testing equipment allows for investigation of index properties of soils, California Bearing Ratio (CBR), consolidation, direct shear, unconfined compression, compaction, and triaxial testing. The laboratory has recently developed technology related to thermal properties of geomaterials.
LTU’s Structural Testing Center (STC) houses two large scale structural testing frames capable of static and dynamic loading capacities up to 200,000 lbs.