The Carleton Laboratory is dedicated to the testing of materials and structures for education and for basic and applied research. The Laboratory has a threefold aim in its principal operations covering materials and structural testing.


Student welding steel channel onto steel plate

First and foremost, it will provide a rich teaching facility for educational support of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels including MS courses and PhD and EngScD research support.


Full-scale suspension bridge cable in corrosive chamber

A second objective is the conduct of research which contributes to fundamental knowledge but at the same time can have practical application to the infrastructure and to the build environment in general.


Manhattan Bridge at Night

A third part of the mission is in support of the City of New York and the country by conducting specialized laboratory and field testing as needed, especially for non-routine applications.