The mission of LCM is to serve the needs of the state of Louisiana and expand the knowledge of composite materials. The lab provides hands-on training to engineers and technologists, including undergraduates, in the area of composite materials with a sound scientific background. This labor force will be great assets for the industry and economy in the state of Louisiana. The goal for this laboratory (LCM) is to be the best and unique in the State of Louisiana, and be very competitive and respected in the nation. LCM creates an interdisciplinary collaboration environment between several engineering fields, such as Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Engineering Technology.