NCC hosting first Annual Conference - 13/09/2016

The NCC is delighted to announce that we will be hosting our first Annual Conference next week, held jointly with the 9th Annual Conference of the University of Bristol's,  Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS). The event will be held at the NCC on Tuesday 13th September 2016. 

The morning will consist of ACCIS presentations including an overview of their recent work by Prof. Michael Wisnom, a key note presentation by Prof. Ignaas Verpoest (KU Leuven), and a series of presentations covering the latest developments in topics such as nanoporus materials, morphing aerostructures and wrinkle defect formation.

The afternoon will include presentations from the NCC Engineering and Research team. Dr Enrique Garcia will provide an overview of the centre and its current activities, followed by presentations on the NCC Core Research Programme and the four capability areas (Advanced Composites Manufacture, Design and Simulation, Digital Manufacturing, Automation and Tooling, and Materials and Processes).


09:15 Registration and Coffee

10:15—12:15 ACCIS Presentations

Prof. Michael Wisnom: ACCIS Director & Professor of Aerospace Structures
Introduction and update on ACCIS activities

Prof. Ignaas Verpoest: Emeritus Professor at KU Leuven
Recent developments in toughening of composites

Presentations from ACCIS staff
• Engineering nanoporous materials for applications in energy and transportation
• New approaches in composites manufacture
• Understanding and predicting wrinkle defect formation
• Testing of Advanced Composite Bridge Decks
• Where next for Design for Manufacturing in Composites?

12:15—13:30 Networking Lunch, Poster Display and tours of the NCC 
(Tours are offered on a first come, first served basis, with advance registration required)

13:30 —15:30 NCC Presentations
Dr Enrique Garcia: Chief Technology Officer
Introduction and update on NCC activities

Presentations on the NCC Core Research Programme and the four capability areas
• Design and Simulation
• Materials and Processes
• Digital Manufacturing, Automation and Tooling
• Advanced Composite Manufacturing

15.30 End of Conference

For further information, please see the full programme attached below, 

This conference is a fantastic opportunity for the NCC and ACCIS to showcase all of the fantastic work we do. We look forward to welcoming our guests to the centre next week and hope this will be the first of many NCC Annual Conferences to come!


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