Industrial Membership Program

CoMFRE aims to develop long-term strategic relationships with companies as well as other organizations to leverage collaborative efforts related to multiphase flow research. CoMFRE’s Industrial Membership Program provides its members with access to a rich knowledge base and diverse expertise that will deliver fundamental insights into multiphase flow that are essential for sustained innovation in process design and performance. Collaboration for innovation serves all stakeholders by helping maintain a competitive advantage in multiphase flow technology. Contributions to the CoMFRE’s Industrial Membership Program are used to support shared research activities of the center that accelerate knowledge transfer from fundamental multiphase flow science to industrial applications. All members are invited to attend the bi-annual meetings where the latest research advancements in multiphase flow pertaining to ongoing projects are presented. These meetings provide a forum for industrial affiliates to provide feedback on current projects and suggestions for future investigations that they may sponsor.

Program Membership Benefits


All members receive CoMFRE newsletters and gain early access to recent non-proprietary, not-yet-published research findings and know-how in multiphase flow. Members have access to a team of faculty and research scientists working on cutting-edge multiphase flow research.

Training sessions

Members can register for CoMFRE training sessions that include details of implementation of the latest models into multiphase flow codes (registration fee for up to 3 attendees is waived for members contributing $25,000 or more).


All members participate in scientific exchange at CoMFRE’s bi-annual meetings and are encouraged to suggest research directions and initiatives. These meetings also provide an opportunity to network with faculty, students and other partnering companies.

Seminar Series

All members have the opportunity to attend (either in person or by webcast) all CoMFRE seminars that feature internationally recognized leaders in academia, industry and government research laboratories.

Advisory Board

All members have exclusive membership rights to be part of CoMFRE’s Industry Advisory Board. Members recommend multiphase flow problems of industry interest and provide feedback on research developments and select new projects to fund with the pooled membership fees.


CoMFRE is committed to educating new engineers in the field of multiphase flow. All members have access to a talented pool of potential interns. CoMFRE also welcomes industry engineers and scientists as visiting scholars.


All members have the inside track to hire CoMFRE students and researchers who are highly skilled in multiphase flow science and engineering.


All members will be listed on CoMFRE’s website. Branding opportunities exist for members to promote their organization within CoMFRE, Iowa State University, and the outside world. These include, but are not limited to, postdoctoral fellowships, seminars, and conferences.

Please contact Dr. Ted Heindel if you are interested in becoming a member of CoMFRE.

A copy of the membership agreement is posted here for informational purposes only.