The Asphalt Materials Performance Laboratory is equipped to conduct modeling and testing in several areas of pavement technology including asphalt binder and mixture characterization, asphalt emulsion (tack coat) performance testing,  aggregate characterization, and asphalt mix and structural design. Research conducted at the Asphalt Materials Performance Laboratory encourages the use of more sustainable pavement materials, such as permeable pavements, rubber asphalt, warm-mix asphalt technologies, recycled asphalt pavements, and alternative cement binders. The lab is also equipped with computational modeling tools to investigate possible applications of pavement design strategies that can have a considerable impact on fuel consumption, vehicle maintenance costs, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and lifecycle costs. The laboratory enables researchers to develop research programs to study pavement materials at both the applied and basic research levels.