Technology Transfer

From its inception, the Larson Institute has sought to forge and renew vital links with industry and government. Communication of key breakthroughs to our partners and professionals in the field is central to the Institute's mission. This is accomplished by hosting and participation in professional conferences and through nationally recognized programs managed by the Larson Institute. 

  • Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference - This annual gathering of professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country delivers authoritative information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.
  • Annual Friction Workshop
  • 21st Century Automotive Challenge


The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710