Texas Air Research Center


The mission of the Texas Air Research Center is to coordinate an integrated research program in air quality for Texas that will provide policy makers with factual data for decision making.  The key pursuits of the Center are to build a track record of competent air research for Texas, build a database for air quality, develop a foundation of air expertise in the state, enhance the abilities of the member universities and the research community by providing assistance and encouragement to research and faculty members, and leverage state resources to compete for other research opportunities.


The Texas Air Research Center was created in 1999 by the Texas Legislature.  The Center is a consortium of the following four Texas universities:

  • Lamar University – Beaumont
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Texas at Austin

The Center’s administrative office is located at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX (P. O. Box 10613, Beaumont, TX 77710; 409-880-8736).