03 December 2006
03 December 2006
Two UK students have been selected to go forward to the SAMPE European Student Seminar (prior to and during the SAMPE Conference/JEC Exhibition) to be held in Paris during April 2007.
The UK and Ireland Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE), in collaboration with the Composites Division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), held their Annual Student Seminar on Monday 20 November 2006 at IOM3 HQ in London. Eight students representing seven universities took part. Each gave an interesting well-presented talk on their respective research project. The presentations ranged from chitosan/ATP htdrogels and the electrical properties of filled rubber through minimisation of prepreg waste to the Quickstep process and optimised tow placement.
Two students were selected to go forward to the European Student Seminar (prior to and during the SAMPE Conference/JEC Exhibition) to be held in Paris during April 2007.
Dino Konstantis (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, left) who presented Structural Behaviour of Composite Sandwich Panels in Fire with and without Fire Protection, and Paul Williamson (University of Nottingham, right) who presented Development of a Novel Multi Material Energy Absorber for Improved Pedestrian Protection. The third place (reserve for the Paris meeting) was awarded to Adrian Gill ((Imperial College, centre) who presented Effect of RTM Defects on Mode I Delamination Behaviour of 5HS Woven Composites
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