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Center for Transportation Research

The CTR offers unique, specialized, and multidisciplinary expertise, tools, and facilities to meet our nation’s complex and continually evolving mobility challenges, available through a variety of collaborative arrangements

Argonne’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR) provides innovative solutions to challenges involving fuel efficiency, emissions, durability, safety, design and operating efficiency, petroleum dependence, interoperability, compatibility and codes/standards compliance and harmonization. The CTR is home to a well-balanced transportation research program staffed by world-class researchers and engineers, who are well known in the technical community and within industry, and are supported by the finest experimental facilities and high-performance computer modeling capabilities.

Specific research areas within the CTR include:

  • Advanced Vehicle Technologies
  • Engines and Fuels
  • Transportation and Vehicle Energy Modeling
  • Vehicle-Grid Interoperability


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Developing Sustainable Transportation Systems

The Center for Transportation Research drives research and development at the interface of experiment and simulation, providing advanced vehicle technologies that will support our nation’s transition to a cleaner and more sustainable transportation future

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