ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION AND RESEARCH ENGINEERING LABORATORY (ATREL)
The Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory (ATREL) is a unique and comprehensive transportation research, educational, and testing laboratory within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
The laboratory complex is located on 47 acres just 15 miles north of the UIUC Campus. The complex includes 60,000 square feet of laboratories, continuing education classrooms, office space, a technical library, and a computer facility.
ATREL's goal is to provide high quality education and research in the area of transportation and to advance the state-of-knowledge by developing innovative, economical, and reliable technologies for airport, highway, and rail systems. To sustain our leadership, current research projects range from basic science and theoretical research to full-scale field-testing and evaluation of pavement, railroad, and transportation systems. The outcomes of our research efforts are producing top quality graduates and disseminating our research findings nationally and internationally.