Welcome to the Mechanical Properties Research Labs (MPRL)
The MPRL is an interdisciplinary College of Engineering laboratory which supports education and research programs related to process-structure-property relations in structural materials. Its principal activities are directed towards the measurement and modeling of the mechanical properties of engineering materials, primarily related to deformation, fatigue and fracture.
The MPRL impacts directly on educational and research programs within the academic units of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. In its role as an interdisciplinary umbrella organization for experimental research in mechanical properties of materials, the MPRL provides a degree of coordination of equipment usage, training and maintenance that would be much more costly to the sum of academic units in the conventional university setting of single investigator equipment.
The MPRL is administered by the Director, with input from the Associate Director and recommendations from MPRL faculty. The Industrial Advisory Board of the School of Materials Science and Engineering also serves as the Industrial Advisory Board of the MPRL. Participation includes faculty and students, principally from the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Materials Science and Engineering.