Bristol Composites Institute launch and ACCIS 10th Anniversary Conference

15 November 2017, 9.30 AM - 15 November 2017, 2.00 PM

Bill Brown Design Suite, Queen's Building, University of Bristol, Woodland Road

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We are delighted to announce that ACCIS has been recognised as a Specialist Research Institute at the University of Bristol, and will become Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS). This is a very exciting development, which recognises and builds on the success of ACCIS over the last 10 years, and opens a new era for composites activities in Bristol in the future.

Our 10th annual conference on Wednesday 15th November will also be the launch event for the new Institute where we will be showcasing our research and marking 10 years of ACCIS in the brand new wing of the University's Queen's Building.

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Provisional programme 

09:30   Registration, coffee, posters and displays 

10:15   Presentations:

Welcome – Prof. Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol

Introduction and Historical Perspective - Prof. Michael Wisnom, Director, Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS)

The Composites Age is Arriving – Prof. Mike Hinton, Director of Research and Technology Partnerships, High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Composites at Rolls-Royce – Dr. Dave Smith, Director of Central Technology, Rolls-Royce

Overview of Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) – Prof. Michael Wisnom, Director

Manufacturing and Design Theme – Prof. Kevin Potter, Professor in Composites Manufacture

Structures Theme – Prof. Stephen Hallett, Professor in Composite Structures

Materials Theme – Prof. Fabrizio Scarpa, Professor of Smart Materials & Structures

Quickfire presentations - ACCIS Postdoctoral Researchers and PhD students

12:30   Posters/Lunch/Laboratory Tours

14:00   Close

Please note that there will be a public lecture "Lighter, stronger, faster, better: composite materials and their future applications" at 16:00; details here.

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