Bristol Composites Institute success at ICCM22
26 September 2019
The 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM22) was held in Melbourne, Australia from 11 to 16 August 2019 and was attended by over 1,500 delegates.
Among them, more than 30 representatives from the Bristol Composites Institute and the National Composites Centre (NCC) actively contributed, giving presentations in a wide range of topics across the spectrum of composites research that takes place within Bristol. In addition, the conference was the ideal place for our joint Institute and NCC stand for delegates to visit and discover the wealth of composites knowledge and expertise available in Bristol.
Professor Michael Wisnom, Director, Bristol Composites Institute, delivered a presentation on the factors affecting the determination of the true tensile strain for carbon fibre composites. Professor Ian Bond, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol, delivered a plenary lecture on Bristol’s perspective regarding self-healing fibre reinforced polymer composites. Further to these talks, esteemed academics and new members of the Institute Professor Ole Thomsen and Professor Janice Barton presented topics related to their research including reshaping the testing pyramid for composite materials and assessing of composite structure through the use of imaging techniques respectively.
Alongside the talks given by these senior academics, the PhD students, EngD students and post-doctoral researchers in attendance also gave a wide range of talks presenting the state-of-the-art research taking place within the Institute. The presence of the Institute at the conference was both beneficial to those who ended in developing their knowledge and understanding of the field and to the Institute as a whole, allowing further establishment and renewal of future collaborations with several leading institutions working in the composites field.