GFRC is a multidisciplinary research center led by Texas A&M University at Qatar involving 22 professors from Texas A&M University’s main campus in College Station and the University’s Qatar campus, and represents different engineering programs, including chemical engineering, petroleum engineering, material engineering and mechanical engineering.
- Advance gas and fuels exploration, production, treatment and processing research activities
- Establish multidisciplinary projects and collaboration models within TEES with industry and academia worldwide
- Serve as a consulting entity and training center in areas of specialty
- Integrate TEES resources to support the Qatar 2030 vision to advance its human and research resources in the clean energy field
- Educate students and professionals about natural gas as an energy source and its monetization techniques to disseminate information about TEES activities in this field to science, society and the general public
- Build a consortium with involvement of several governmental agencies and industry to support GFRC vision and activities
- Serve as an international, interdisciplinary center of excellence.
- Build a platform for multidisciplinary research in which faculty members, researchers and students from the campuses in College Station and Qatar can collaborate and conduct research projects.
- Apply for Grand Challenge and Mega Projects funds (DOE, NSF, State of Texas, Qatar National Research Fund, Qatar Science & Technology Park and industry)
- Encourage the advancement of natural gas exploration and processing technologies.
- Educate the public and provide high-quality training to undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral students, and professionals