High Temperature Performance of Composites Conference

28 Jun 2018

IOM3 supported

Knowledge Transfer Network invites you to attend this conference on High Temperature Performance of Composites.

Composite materials are now accepted and widely used in a number of different sectors replacing traditional metals and alloys. As confidence in the material grows, engineers are demanding higher performance from them and in particular higher operating temperatures.

The Composites Leadership Forum identified in its strategy that improving high temperature performance of composites was a key Science and Technology Recommendation.

It is for these reasons that the Knowledge Transfer Network is organising this Conference on High Temperature Performance of Composites.

The Conference aims to highlight research in industry and academia in this area. In scope are Structural Polymer, Ceramic and Metal Matrix Composites.

Out of scope for the Conference are commercially available products, as well as thermal barriers, fire performance and fire insulation of composites, which is well covered in other conferences.

Please click on the speaker names below to view the abstracts.

To download the programme, click here or see below:



09:30  Coffees and Registration

10:00  Welcome and Introduction, Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Network

End User Requirements

10:10  Defence Perspective, Wai Lee, MBDA

10:35  Space Perspective, Daniel Carew, Seraphim Capital

11:00  BREAK

Polymer Matric Composites (PMC)

11:20  Advances in PMCs, Dominic Hopwood, Bitrez

11:45  Funding Opportunities for Materials Research, Ben Walsh, Innovate UK

12:15  LUNCH

Ceramic Matric Composites (CMC)

13:00  Ceramic Matrix Composites for Aerospace – Challenges & Opportunities, Ian Edmonds, Rolls-Royce

13:25  Supporting CMC Development and Qualification, Stuart MacLachlan, Lucideon

13:50  Ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites (UHTCMCs), Jon Binner, University of Birmingham

14:15  Expanding the UK capabilities in Ceramic Matrix Composites, Andrea D’Angio’, National Composites Centre

14:40  Continuous in situ synchrotron tomography of nuclear grade SiCfibre/SiC composite at 900°C, Shixiang Zhao, University of Oxford

15:05  BREAK

Metal Matrix Composites

15:25  Introductions to MMCs – Challenges and Opportunities, Stephen Kyle-Henney, TISICS

15:55  Closing Remarks

16:00  END


Venue and booking

Event Location: 
297 Euston Road
United Kingdom

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