ACCIS CDT video showcases research diversity4 July 2016In this new video, hear more about the diverse range of research going on in the ACCIS CDT, opportunities for project collaboration, and how CDT research is being applied in the real world.
ACCIS CDT annual football tournament 201615 June 2016Forget Euro 2016, on Wednesday 8 June 2016 staff and students from the ACCIS CDT gathered at the Clifton College Sports Ground to compete for the prestigious CDT cup!
ACCIS and NCC present to SAMPE Conference15 June 2016A group of Researchers and Doctoral candidates from ACCIS recently attended The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Conference held in Long Beach, California, where all five delegates presented papers.
ACCIS CDT launches new introductory video7 June 2016What are composites? Why study composites at the ACCIS CDT? Why choose Bristol? What are the employment prospects? This exciting new video answers all these questions and more.
Eminent graduate Professor Philip Ruffles CBE, FRS, FRENG visits ACCIS28 April 2016On Thursday 21 April Professor Philip Ruffles, a graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol and formerly Director of Engineering and Technology at Rolls-Royce plc, returned to the University to visit the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science and to deliver a lecture to staff and students.
Professor Ivana Partridge awarded prestigious Leslie Holliday Prize20 April 2016Ivana Partridge, Professor of Composites Processing at the University of Bristol and Director of the EPSRC Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composites Manufacture, has been awarded the 2016 Leslie Holliday Prize by the Council of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
ACCIS CDT students develop new outreach Composite Hub24 March 2016A group of postgraduate research students in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT) have developed the Composite HUB, an educational outreach channel, to introduce the concept of composites to new audiences.
ACCIS CDT Director delivers memorial lecture and plenary talk at two events in Israel15 March 2016Paul Weaver, Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT), travelled to Israel in March to deliver the Third Annual Professor Singer Memorial Lecture at the Israel Institute of Technology, followed by a plenary talk at the 56th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences.
Inspiring Red Arrows visit for competition finalists2 March 2016In February 2016 Laura Edwards and Rafael Luterbacher, both students in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT), visited the Red Arrows at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. The visit formed part of the prize for finalists of the 2015 ImechE Western Aerospace Competition.
ACCIS CDT students awarded thesis commendations22 February 2016Three recent graduates from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT) have been awarded Faculty of Engineering Commendations for their doctoral theses.
Student Callum rows into the history books18 February 2016Callum Gathercole, an Aerospace student at University of Bristol has just completed the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge - dubbed the 'world's toughest endurance race' - in 58 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes.
ACCIS celebrates its PhD successes17 February 2016Congratulations to all the ACCIS students who graduated on Tuesday 16 February 2016. The graduates included five ACCIS PhD students, four members of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (denoted by ‘ACCIS CDT’ below) and five MSc students in Advanced Composites.
ACCIS teams up with the Sir Henry Royce Institute to research the concept of gradient matrices4 February 2016Seed funding from the Faculty of Engineering will bring together researchers in the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science and the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials Research at the University of Manchester to explore the feasibility of reducing both internal and macro stress concentrations with the aim of improving composite strength.
ACCIS CDT triumphs for third consecutive year in best student paper awards29 January 2016Eric Eckstein, a PhD student in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT), has won the prestigious Jefferson Goblet award for overall best student paper at the 57th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference. Held this year in San Diego, USA, in conjunction with the SciTech Forum and Exposition, this event is the largest aerospace gathering in the world.
ACCIS CDT student breaks new ground with 3D printing technique20 January 2016A research team in the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) has developed a new type of 3D printing that can print composite materials which are used in many high performance products such as tennis rackets, golf clubs and aeroplanes.