Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

Composites Update

The CCM Composites Update is a monthly newsletter published to inform a broad range of educators, students, and professionals of the revolutionary composites research ongoing at University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials. Each issue focuses on research highlights, faculty profiles, upcoming events, and job openings, as well as important news related to our Consortium members.

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Now Hiring

The Center for Composite Materials is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher.

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Achievement Award

Tsu-Wei Chou, Unidel Pierre S. du Pont Chair of Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive the 2017 Albert Sauveur Achievement Award from ASM International, a professional organization for materials scientists and engineers.

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World-Class Research

Campus was abuzz on Tuesday, Aug. 23, as U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) returned to his alma mater to tour research labs and meet with faculty, students and industry partners in the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering and College of Health Sciences.

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2016 Medal of Excellence Winners

The 2016 Medal of Excellence award will be presented September 19-22, 2016, during the American Society for Composites’ 31st Annual Technical Conference at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Composites Honor

John W. Gillespie Jr., director of the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials, has been selected to receive the Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Award from the American Society for Testing and Materials. The award includes delivering a keynote lecture at the American Society for Composites (ASC) conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, in September.

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TuFF Materials

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) a $14.9M three-year cooperative agreement for the Tailorable Feedstock and Forming (TFF) Program.

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21st Century Design & Manufacturing

  • Basic Research
    Six research thrust areas describe Center interdisciplinary research in composites. Find out more
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    Provide products and services to the industry using state-of-the-art computer-aided technologies and leveraging our expertise in design and product development practices. Find out more
  • Engineering Services
    Four state-of-the-art laboratories for test and evaluation of advanced materials for a wide range of environments and conditions.
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2017 MACH Conference

Call for Abstracts Due December 15, 2016

Modeling & Characterization of Fiber-Matrix Interphase
Sanjib C. Chowdhury (UD), Timothy W. Sirk (ARL) and John W. Gillespie Jr. (UD)

Transverse Impact of Ballistic Fibers, Yarns and Laminates
Subramani Sockalingam (USC), John W. Gillespie, Jr., (UD) Tusit Weerasooriya (ARL)

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