SAMPE Europe conference
The SAMPE Europe conference took place in the week of November 14-17, 2022. As a selected candidate during the SAMPE Benelux student seminar earlier this year, the work within the ATHENS project was presented during the student seminar.
The SAMPE Europe conference took place November 15-17, 2022 at the Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg (Germany). This event was co-organized by SAMPE Europe and SAMPE Germany. A pre-conference tutoring program and the 37th SAMPE Student Seminar was organized in conjunction with this international SAMPE Europe conference. More than 100 authors take the stage at the SAMPE Europe Conferences. They contain high-quality technical articles that focus on challenging applications in advanced composite materials and their processes. In the accompanying exhibition, some 30 sponsor companies present their most recent innovations. Delegates from more than 25 countries are expected.
As a selected candidate during the SAMPE Benelux student meeting earlier this year, PhD researcher Sofie Verstraete (KU Leuven) presented the work i.v.m. structural bonding of bio-fiber filled composites that was carried out within the ATHENS project for a jury of experts in the field. This also included a poster that was exhibited during the SAMPE Europe conference itself.
KU Leuven participated in the Adhesion 2022 conference that took place in the Technology & Innovation center of the University of Strathclyde's in Glasgow (UK).
On September 14-15, the '6ème colloque fibers naturelles et polymères' took place at the Center de Congress de l'Aube at Troyes. Here the work within the ATHENS project within KU Leuven in connection with characterizing the bio-fibre filled composites presented by means of a poster presentation.
On 09.09.2022, the start-up meeting of the Composites Material Group (CMG), a globally recognized center for composite materials research that was started in 1982, took place. Project results of the Athens project were shared via a poster presentation.