Asphalt lab paves way for breakthrough transportation, infrastructure research

The College of Engineering partnered with the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association to provide the infrastructure needed for students to get a world-class experiential education. That MAPA-sponsored lab is now up and running and was installed as part of the recent Lafferre Hall renovation project. The lab, along with an existing on-campus lab and two additional labs at Discovery Park in Columbia, is the centerpiece of the Missouri Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Laboratory, or MAPIL.

MAPIL is one of the most comprehensive asphalt programs in the world and will allow Mizzou Engineering to provide a world-class asphalt materials education while performing research into the next generation of flexible, sustainable materials to solve critical transportation problems.

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