MISSIONThe Michigan Tech Transportation Institute will provide the operating structure, resources, recognition, and leadership, in a collaborative environment, that supports research, education, and outreach leading to sustainable solutions for transportation.
Established in 1998, the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI) is a multi-disciplinary organization conducting a wide range of transportation focused activities including research, education and training, outreach, product development and technology transfer. Currently, researchers from the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Social Sciences, and the School of Forestry and Environmental Resources are collaborating through MTTI.
Consistent with Michigan Tech's reputation as a premier research university, MTTI accomplishes it mission with faculty, students, professional staff, accredited laboratories and years of experience performing projects for a wide range of clients both nationally and internationally.
To date, MTTI has been awarded over $27 million in external funding for its transportation related activities and research in:
- Transportation Structures - bridges, pavements, remote sensing, geotechnical applications, construction, nanotechnology for sensors, increasing transportation infrastructure service life
- Transportation Materials - concrete, asphalt, steel, wood, aggregates, recycled materials (fly ash, slag, cement kiln dust)
- Transportation Systems - rail transportation, planning, design, construction operations, traffic/safety, waterways, public transportation, freight, intelligent transportation systems, vehicle infrastructure integration
- Geotech and Construction - subsurface material conditions, risk assessment, foundations, pavement subgrades, soil conditions, earthworks
- Environmental Aspects - transportation issues of energy, carbon dioxide, pollutants, flora, fauna, wildlife
- Societal Aspects - human factors, historical developments in transportation, archaeological studies, interactions between society and transportation policy, planning, regulation
- Technology Transfer - research, outreach, management systems, workforce development, management tools (GIS, asset management, project estimating)