Next Generation Composite Matrix Materials Conference
Composite materials are now becoming widely used in a number of applications; however, much of the matrix materials chemistry has remained unchanged for a number of years.
The Composites Leadership forum and the UK Chemistry Council have both identified Materials for Composites as a growth opportunity for the UK. Advances in materials chemistry have the potential to capitalise on this growth opportunity by introducing new functionality and increased performance of materials to end users of composites. This conference aims to highlight UK research within this area.
10:00 Welcome and Introduction – Sheena Hindocha
10:15 Next Generation Composite Matrix Materials – speaker TBC
10:35 Opportunities for bio-based routes to sustainable monomers – Dr Thomas J Farmer, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York
11:00 On the natural selection of high performance polymers – Professor Ian Hamerton, Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) at the University of Bristol, and Advanced Composites CDT
12:00 Vitrimers: the new polymer for multifunctional composite materials – Dr Matthieu Gresil, University of Manchester
12:25 A green interface-modification route for improving mechanical and dynamic mechanical properties of glass fibre composites – Dr Sohel Rana, University of Huddersfield
14:15 Fire, thermal and physical properties of unsaturated polyester resin based blends and composites – Professor Baljinder K. Kandola, Institute for Materials Research and Innovation, University of Bolton
14:40 An innovative technology to design multifunctional, lightweight and flame retardant composites : Benzoxazine resins – Dominic Hopwood, Bitrez Limited
15:05 Make a material difference for interior composites through novel thermoset chemistries and materials – Olivier de Verclos, Huntsman Advanced Materials
16:00 In-Situ Polymerised Thermoplastic Composites-Opportunities and Challenges – Dr Dipa Roy, University of Edinburgh
16:25 Victrex AE 250 – A novel polyaryletherketone polymer suited to automated tape placement and out of autoclave processing – Dr Stuart Green, Victrex plc
16:50 Closing remarks
Please note that the programme may be subject to change.
Please note that this event is intended primarily for industry participants and senior academics. We will consider registrations from post-doctoral students by exception.
If you have any questions, please contact Sheena Hindocha.