Mechanical Properties Research Lab (MPRL) Mission and Vision
- The mission of the MPRL is to:
- conduct nationally leading research with emphasis on structural applications;
- significantly enhance interdisciplinary graduate education; and
- disseminate valuable information through research, publication and presentation, thereby serving as a technical resource for industry and government.
The Mechanical Properties Research Lab (MPRL) shall be known as a world-class university laboratory investigating deformation, fracture and fatigue research of various structural materials, with a unique combination of experiments and modeling through the effective union of the disciplines of experimental mechanics, solid mechanics, and materials science and engineering.