History: The MDO Lab was started by Prof. Achille Messac in the Northeastern University in 1994, and traveled onto Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2000.
At RPI (2000-2010), MDOL grew to one of the most prolific contributors to research in the multidisciplinary design and optimization (MDO) community. In 2004, MDOL helped organize the AIAA MAO conference, arguably the most popular conference in MDO and related topics.
In 2010, MDOL moved to Syracuse University. Chaired by Prof. Messac, MDOL presently comprises 3 graduate research scholars and 3 PhD students.
Mission: To promote cutting edge research in the development of MDO techniques and their application to the design of renewable energy, aerospace and sustainable engineering systems.