17 October 2011
We are pleased to announce that ACCIS PhD Student, Xavier Lachenal, has won the best "student hardware paper" competition at the ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS) for his paper entitled "Concept For a Bistable Composite Twisting Structure". Xavier co-wrote the paper alongside Prof. Paul Weaver and Dr Stephen Daynes.
A three step process was followed. A shortlist of 9 papers was drawn and then each successful student was asked to present a paper and demonstrate their device to a committee of 8 judges. Each student also presented their paper at the conference. The award (certificate and cheque) was announced and presented at the conference banquet.