SAMPE 2003/Dayton Technical Conference Offers Experts

22 September 2003

The SAMPE 2003/Dayton Technical Conference Organizing Committee has assembled a panel of experts to discuss Lessons Learned in M&P Applications at the forthcoming Dayton, OH conference.

Dr. Charles Browning, SAMPE Fellow and SAMPE 2003/Dayton General Co-Chairman, will be the panel moderator that reviews some of the many lessons learned in the application of advanced materials, such as composites, over the past 25 years or so. The panel will also look at some of the more interesting lessons not captured in any books, reports, journals or conference proceedings, but reside primarily with those individuals who participated in the process. This panel will bring together key experts from the M&P community who were personally involved in some of these transitions to share some of their experiences. Topics expected to be included are: Carbon Fiber Development, Early Resins – Getting Tougher, Engine Applications, Air Frame Applications – Early Years and Recent Technology, and, Space Applications.

Dr. Browning will serve as the moderator, bring his many years of AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate programs experience as well as the following group of recognized technology experts:

- Jon DeVault, DeVault & Associates, Inc., Pinehurst, NC (retired from Hercules Advanced Materials and Composite Structures)
- Tobey Cordell, S&K Technologies, Inc., Dayton, OH (retired from Air Force Research Laboratory)
- Sam Dastin, Dastin Associates, Las Vegas, NV (retired from Grumman)
- Flake Campbell, The Boeing Company, Berkeley, MO
- Bill G.W. Yee, Belcan Corporation, Cincinnati, OH (retired from Pratt & Whitney)

The SAMPE International Business Office (IBO) and the SAMPE 2003/Dayton Technical Conference Technical Program Co-Chairmen have also announced this year’s Outstanding Technical Paper Awards. The 1st Place Outstanding Technical Paper Award goes to the author team from TMMT Inc., Del Mar, CA, Drs. John W. McCoy and Daniel L. Vrable for their paper titled ""Metal-Matrix Composites from Graphitic Foams and Copper."" The author team will be awarded with $500 for winning 1st place.

SAMPE 2004/Long Beach also officially extended the Call-for-Papers abstracts due date to October 17, 2003. The SAMPE Technical Conference this year is being held in Dayton, OH in late September, almost two months earlier than normal. Consequently, the SAMPE 2004 Organizing Committee has extended the Call-for-Papers so that it now falls several weeks after the Technical Conference in order to accommodate authors working on those presentations.

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