Center for Midstream Management and Science

Focus on Midstream Research

The Center for Midstream Management and Science (CMMS) serves as a bridge between Lamar University and the midstream industry, connecting breakthroughs in access to oil and gas to the downstream advances in refining and liquefaction technologies. Established in the fall of 2019 through the foresight of the 86th Texas Legislature, the center focuses on midstream research and education across the LU campus.

Solutions through Technology

Due to a drastically increased volume of domestic oil and gas production, there is a need for midstream technology to meet the needs of the upstream and downstream industries. The Center for Midstream Management and Science (CMMS) is dedicated to discovering solutions to distribution and storage modalities, environmental impacts, and to optimizing flow rates and market access.

Support and Training

The Center for Midstream Management and Science (CMMS) supports students, faculty members, labs, and post-doctoral fellowships across Lamar University with an emphasis on applied research that is valuable to the midstream industry. CMMS facilitates training for the midstream community by hosting events and seminars. CMMS also supports the development of academic courses and certificate programs at LU to train the next generation of midstream professionals.

Industry Advisory Board

The center is currently constructing an Industry Advisory Board. The Advisory Board will guide the development of research activities and curriculum based on current and projected industry needs. Please contact Dr. Craig,, if you are interested in being a member of the Advisory Board.


CMMS in the News

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