Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

About SAMPE

SAMPE is the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, with a current predominant focus on high performance composites. The society is the leading global professional body for engineers and technologists associated with this field.

Benefits of membership can be found here.

For enquiries please contact the Chapter Secretary Trevor Cook.

UK & Ireland chapter

SAMPE activities in the United Kingdom and Ireland date back to the early 1970s and became the UK & Ireland Chapter in 2001.

The Chapter is run by an organising committee elected by the membership of the Chapter at the AGM, which is generally held during the Annual Seminar. The Chapter arranges a varied programme of events including:

  • Chapter meetings and industry visits
  • Joint meetings with other organisations
  • Annual Conference/Seminar
  • Student activities include and Annual Seminar and Awards, usually held in June
  • Travel Grants for Young Engineers

Technology

SAMPE deals with a wide range of materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. Topic areas include:

  • Advanced polymer composites (thermosets and thermoplastics)
  • High performance fibres
  • Automation
  • Hybrid composites
  • Textiles
  • Repair techniques
  • High performance adhesives
  • Structural analysis
  • Ballistic protection
  • Metal matrix and ceramic composites
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Additive manufacturing

Sector applications include:

  • Aerospace and defence
  • Automotive
  • Civil engineering structures
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Energy generation
  • Equipment and machinery
  • Infrastructure
  • Marine
  • Sports and leisure
  • Transportation

News bulletin


The SAMPE Europe Conference 18

This conference was hosted by the SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter, in Southampton in September.

Conference included three tutorials, the Student Seminar competition, two plenary lectures, five plant visits and an Automotive Special event, over 60 contributed presentations, 24 posters, and an evening at Beaulieu National Motor Museum followed by a Network Dinner.

The student prize winners were Paul VAN DER SYPT (European Champion 2018) and Alice LAMARO (best Master student).

For more details about the conference visit the Event Archive.


The Mort Kushner Award

The Mort Kushner Award was presented to David Carlton during the SAMPE Europe Conference 18. This is one of SAMPE Global's most prestigious awards, for exceptional service to the Society.

David Carlton (centre) receives the Mort Kushner Award, presented by Brent Strong (left) President SAMPE Global and Andy Long (right) Chair of SAMPE UK & Ireland


Andy Long retires as Chapter Chair

Professor Andy Long has been the chair of SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter these last 13 years. This has been a long period of service during which there have been many developments in composites, and new generations of personnel joining the committee. Andy has been instrumental in the leadership of the Chapter, and it is very fitting for his "Swan Song" to be the SAMPE Europe event in Southampton.

As we say goodbye and farewell to Andy, we extend a welcome to Tim Wybrow who is taking up the role.


The next Annual Seminar?

We expect to bring you news of the 2019 Annual Seminar in the next couple of weeks. Watch this space!


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