We actively encourage postgraduate students and young engineers in industry to develop their careers in advanced materials and their processing, particularly advanced composites.
The membership application form can be found here.
The UK and Ireland Chapter runs two programmes specifically for students/young people, which are described below.
The annual seminar competition is an excellent opportunity for postgraduate research students to present their work to a panel of independent judges. Typically, 2nd year PhD, 3rd year EngD, or Masters research students participate.
Every year the student Seminar is held in late spring, usually in London. Up to six students are selected to participate in the seminar competition from all of the applications received by the deadline, and are chosen on the fit to the brief, content, novelty, technological innovation, and its application. If chosen to compete the seminar you will get:
The winner(s) of the completion will be invited to take their presentation forward to represent SAMPE UK + Ireland in the SAMPE European student seminar, held every autumn, in various EU countries; and could even go on to represent SAMPE Europe in the following SAMPE US Technical Conference in Long Beach, CA (all expenses paid).
To see how this competition can help in your future career, see this case study where a previous winner talks about its impact on their career
SAMPE UK & Ireland will support selected UK & Ireland post graduate students or young researchers to attend and present their research at key worldwide conferences through our Travel Grant Scheme. Grants are available up to 50% of the costs with a maximum of £500.
The application process will take place 2 times per year to be responsive to conference dates. Applications should be submitted before 10th January and 31st August each year.
The selection criteria will be based upon the relevance of the applicant’s research to SAMPE’s interest in high performance composite materials development and associated manufacturing technology.
We expect the recipient of a SAMPE travel grant to:
Please use the form here to apply.
A young person is defined as a postgraduate student studying advanced composites materials or processing at a university in the UK or Eire. Alternatively, a professional engineer working with advanced composites in industry aged 25 or under.
Contact Andrew Mills, the SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter Student Co-ordinator.