Bristol Composites Institute Annual Conference 2021

9 November 2021, 10.15 AM - 9 November 2021, 2.45 PM

Virtual Event

The annual Bristol Composites Institute Conference will be held virtually on Tuesday 9 November 2021.

The Bristol Composites Institute and the National Composites Centre work in partnership to pull through the University of Bristol’s excellence in research to industrial applications that address some of the key engineering challenges of our time. With access to some of the world’s foremost experts in composites research, 'beyond' state-of-the-art technology; and the UKs’ global leading composites engineering capabilities, we’re working to create a more sustainable future – enabled by composites.

The programme is outlined below. Register for the virtual conference on Eventbrite.

Bristol Composites Institute Conference Programme

10:15  Conference start

Bristol Composites Institute and NCC Updates – 10:15

Welcome and Introduction

NCC Update

Bristol Composites Institute Research: Celebrations of Achievements and Looking Forward

Keynote Speakers – 11:40

Virtual Networking Lunch – 12:30-13:30

  • Discuss research with the Institute’s Early Career Researchers
  • Meet the Institute’s new Co-Directors
  • Find out about opportunities to engage and collaborate with us
  • Find information about our PhD and MSc study options
  • Network with other conference delegates

Panel discussions – 13:30

Two parallel panel discussions:

Panel discussion, chaired by Professor Valeska Ting: The role of composites in a hydrogen economy 

  • Martin Aston (Forvanda)
  • Professor David Fermin (University of Bristol)
  • Dr James Minshull (Aerospace Technology Institute)
  • Dr Marcus Walls-Bruck (National Composites Centre)

Panel discussion, chaired by Professor Steve Eichhorn: Why do we need sustainable composites?

  • Professor James Njuguna  (Robert Gordon University)
  • Dr Dipa Roy (University of Edinburgh)
  • Dr Darshil Shah (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Vicky Summers (National Composites Centre)
  • Dr Eleni Toumpanaki (University of Bristol)

14:45 – Conference ends 

All times are GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).


Register for the virtual conference on Eventbrite.

Webinar links and full joining instructions will be sent before the event to those who have registered.

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