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 Student Competition: Winners announced
Congratulations to Riikka Hasa and Geoff Neale, who will both be presenting their work at the SAMPE Europe conference in September. Their presentations are on "Mulitlayer unusual lay up CF epoxy inspired by sea shells" and "3D woven glass preforms for crash energy absorption structures". A short review of the event is given on the Students Matter page.
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.

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