Composite Award

For published work in the field of composites.

Composite Award

The award is presented annually for published work of particular merit in the field of composites.

Eligible papers must have been published before the award is presented in a relevant UK-based or IOM3 Journal, such as:

  • Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
  • International Materials Reviews
  • Materials Science & Technology
  • Plastics, Rubber & Composites: Macromolecular Engineering
  • Science & Technology of Welding & Joining

The winner receives a certificate and £450.00

Award judges

The award is judged by the IOM3 Composites Leadership Team.

Past Winners

Contact resistance heating of unidirectional carbon fibre tows in a powder-epoxy towpregging line
Murat Çelik, Thomas Noble, Abdul Haseeb, James Maguire, Colin Robert & Conchúr M Ó Brádaigh

Characterisation of tape-based carbon fibre thermoplastic discontinuous composites for energy absorption
Sachin Francis, Thomas Bru, Leif E Asp, Maciej Wysocki & Christopher Cameron

Not awarded

Methods for process-related resin selection and optimisation in high-pressure resin
Mathew Rutt, Constantina (Tina) Lekakou, Paul A Smith, Alessandro Sordon & Ian Hamerton

Progressive failure analysis of carbon-fibre/epoxy composites laminates to study the effect of stitch densities under in-plane tensile loading
Prabij Joshi, Atsushi Kondo & Naoyuki Watanabe

Understanding physical changes and strength loss of Eglass fibres following exposure to elevated temperatures
P G Jenkins

Design, testing and field deployment of a composite clamp for pipeline repairs
W. S. Sum, K. H. Leong, L. P. Djukic, T. K. T. Nguyen, A. Y. L. Leong & P. J. Falzon

Investigations into lightweight solutions for epoxy composite fire property improvement
P. Parlevliet & M. Geistbeck

Effects of stitch density and stitch thread thickness on mode II delamination properties of Vectran stitched composites
J. Herwan, A. Kondo, S. Morooka & N. Watanabe

On crystallisation and fracture toughness of poly(phenylene sulphide) under tape placement conditions
W J B Grouve, G Vanden Poel, LL Warnet & R Akkerman

Compressive behaviour of nanoclay modified aerospace grade epoxy polymer
A. Jumahat, C. Soutis, F. R. Jones & A. Hodzic

Randomly oriented and aligned celluclose fibres reinforced with cellulose manowhiskers, prepared by electrospinning
Dr Kristina Oksman et al 

Unidirectional composite in mechanical fatigue: Modelling debond growth from fibre breaks
A Pupurs & J Varna

Structurally stitched woven performs; experimental characterisation, geometrical modelling and EE analysis
V Koissin, J Kustermans, S V Lomov, I Verpoest, H Nakai, T Kurashiki, K Hamada, Y Momoji & M Zako

Macro- and microdispersion of carbon black in liquid silicone rubbers
H Le, S Ilisch, H Radusch & H Steinberger 

Failure model for phenolic and polyester pultrusions under load in fire
R C Easby, C Konstantis, G La Delfa, V Urso Miano, A Elmughrabi and A G Gibson, A P Mouritz & S Feih 

Polymer nanocomposites: current understanding and issues
Q Yuan & R D K Misra

Fibre orientation structures and their effect on crack resistance of injection moulded transverse ribbed plate
Dr P J Hine, Dr R A Duckett, Dr P Caton-Rose & Professor P D Coates

Modelling residual mechanical properties of polymer composites after fire
A G Gibson, P N H Wright, and Y-S Wu, A P Mouritz, Z Mathys & C P Gardiner

Modelling effects of reinforcement deformation during manufacture on elastic properties of textiles composites
Dr J J Crookston, Dr A C Long, & Dr I A Jones 

R H Martin & B D Davidson

C D Rudd, A C Long, P J Blanchard & P Smith