20 September 2011
20 September 2011
The Network Group for Composites in Constriction (NGCC) held its first Young Researchers Competition during the Advanced Composites in Construction conference on 6th September 2011.
The competition provided a unique platform for research students to present their work and exchange ideas with their peers and key academic and industry leaders. Young researchers were invited to apply from across the globe with the final 10 being selected by the national conference organising committee. Each of the finalists gave a five minute presentation about their research project before delegates had an opportunity to view posters each of them had produced and ask questions.
The delegates voted on their favourite with the following outcome:
Peter Gates, University of Bath - Polymeric Facades: Advanced Composites for Retrofit.
Philip Isaac, University of Bath - Fundamental Analysis of the Behaviour of Unwrapped and FRP Wrapped RC Columns Subjected to Blast and Impact Loads.
Paul McNulty, Queen’s University Belfast - The Development of the Skewed FlexiArch.
The winner received a trophy, certificate and £250 prize money. The winner and the two runners up also received a years’ free membership to NGCC.
The next Advanced Composites in Construction conference will take place at Queen’s University Belfast in September 2013.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.