SAMPE CHINA 2013
Five hundred and twenty one delegates, the new recorded largest ever SAMPE CHINA, gathered at Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center during October 29-31, 2013. There were 6 keynote addresses from United States, Spain, UK, Australia and Japan, 117 technical papers from 12 countries.
Prof. Yiping Qiu, chairman of SAMPE CHINA opened the conference, Prof. Zhen Shen, vice chairman of SAMPE Beijing and Mr. Gregg Balko, CEO of SAMPE delivered the address at the opening ceremony. The keynote speakers and presentations were: Dr. José Manuel Luna Díaz, Senior Expert, Airbus Military, Spain, presentation on “Composites: Innovation as a Key Factor for Leadership in Aero structures”, Dr. Leslie Cohen, Senior VP, Hitco Carbon/ Member of SGL Group, presentation on “Automated Data Analysis for Ultrasonic Inspection of Composites-The Digital Journey”, Dr. Mitsuro Takagi, Managing Director, Kaji Group, presentation on “Development and Application of intermidate fibrous material for continous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites”, Prof. Steve Pickering, The University of Nottingham, presentation on “Recycling of carbon fibre composites”, Dr. Menghe Miao, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO, presentation on “Carbon Nanotube Assemblies-Conductive Fibre, Strong Composite and Flexible Energy Cell”, and Prof. James Seferis, Polymeric Composites Laboratory, GloCal/FREEDOM, presentation on “Transformational R & D for CFRP”.
In addition, 13 sessions, 2 special sessions and 1 technology course highlighted the academic conference.
The 8th SAMPE China Exhibition absorbed more than 110 exhibitors from China, United States, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland and Japan, more than 5000 professional buyers in the field of advanced composite materials chain visited the exhibition. For the first time in history a fine selection of 600 extremely rare European and American molded Bakelite (Phenolic) objects were on show and highlight the exhibition.
There were new recorded 70 teams including 24 wing teams, 23 carbon fiber bridge teams, 23 natural fiber bridge teams, and total with a number of 302 students joined the 5th SAMPE China Super Lightweight Composite Bridge/ Wing Student Contest. Finally, Tongji University took the 1st place in the carbon bridge group and the natural fiber bridge group, Shanghai Jiaotong University took No. 1 of wing contest. SAMPE sponsored 2 teams from University of Washington to join the contest in China, this made the workshop more international and competitive.
SAMPE CHINA is going to take place in October 2014 in Beijing.