The Automotive Research Laboratory was founded in 2002 with funding under the Major Research Instrumentation program from the National Science Foundation, Ford Motor Co, Johnson Matthey and the Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical & Computer Engineering departments at Villanova University, (Grant # CTS-0215920). The Laboratory is equipped with:
- State-of-the-art fast-response exhaust gas analysis system
- Rapid prototyping system for developing and implementing novel engine and after treatment strategies
- Comprehensive instrumentation and data acquisition suite
The provision of specially blended reference fuels and dyno-aged catalysts are also important resources for Laboratory.