Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

The committee

Andrew Long

Chairman (Director)

University of Nottingham

Bob Griffiths

Honorary Vice President

ERG Ltd.

Andrew Mills

Deputy Chairman & Student Co-ordinator

SIMS, Cranfield University

David Carlton

Treasurer and Membership Secretary

Trevor Cook


Natalia Becerra

Committee Member

Conchúr Ó Brádaigh

Committee Member

University of Edinburgh

Shumit Das

Committee Member


Antony Dodworth

Committee Member

Geoff Gould

Committee Member

Lee Harper

Committee Member

Alison McMillan

Website Adminstrator


Dhiren Modi

Committee Member

National Composites Centre

John Summerscales

Committee Member

ACMC, University of Plymouth

Carwyn Ward

Committee Member

Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS), University of Bristol

Tim Wybrow

Committee Member


News bulletin

SAMPE Europe Conference 18: Updates

There has been an excellent respone to the call for papers and the detailed session planning is now under way.

The Tutorials Programme for 11 September is as follows:

  • A Thermoplastic Composites in Aerospace: Materials, Technologies and Applications
    Arnt R Offringa MSc
  • B1 Design and manufacture of large composite structures
    Prof John Summerscales and Dr Richard Cullen
  • B2 Tooling Technologies for Composites Manufacturing: Additive, Metal, Composites, Rubber, Shape Memory, Molds and More
    Dr Scott W. Beckwith

The Plant Visit programme scheduled for 12 September is also finalised. This year the options include an Automotive Special comprising F1 Talks and guided tours of Beaulieu Motor Museum. The Plant Visits are to Formaplex, Sunseeker, GE Aviation Ltd, Ben Ainslie Racing (Jaguar Land Rover BAR), MouldCam and RNLI College. Places on some of these visits are limited, and we would advise delegates to book early to have the best chance of securing their preferred visit.

Both tutorials and plant visits can be selected on Registration.

Travel grants: special deadline of 31 July 2018

We invite Students and Young Researchers to apply for travel grants to attend the SAMPE Europe conference in Southampton. To celebrate this and to support student and young UK and Ireland SAMPE members, there will be three travel grants, worth up to £350.

2018 Student Seminar

The 2018 Student Seminar will be held 5th July, IOM3, London. The event was heavily subscribed, and the deadline for applications to attend has now passed.

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