Bristol Composites Institute PhD student wins two travel awards
3 February 2020
Andrés Rivero has been awarded two travel awards to present his paper at the AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum in Orlando, Florida.
Andrés Rivero, a final-year PhD student in the ACCIS CDT, has been awarded two travel awards to partially cover his travel expenses to present the paper Numerically Efficient Three-Dimensional Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis for Composite Camber Morphing Aerostructures at the AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum in Orlando, Florida. The conference took place from 6 until 10 January 2020.
Andres won a 500 GBP travel grant from the Royal Aeronautical Society, awarded through their funding scheme Aerospace Speakers Travel Grants. This funding mechanism aims to support young professionals and/or students who wish to present a conference paper at a national or international conference.
Additionally, Andres won a 2020 MDPI Aerospace Travel Award. MDPI, which is a publisher of open-access scientific journals, awards only two of these 650 CHF (510 GBP) awards annually. The awards are aimed at PhD students involved in aeronautics and astronautics research, who wish to present a paper or poster at a conference.
Andres said: "I am very pleased that my conference paper was awarded these two travel grants. Thanks to them, I was able to attend and present at the AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum, the world's largest event for aerospace research, development, and technology.
Besides the technical aspects of the conference, attending SciTech represents a great opportunity to network with academics and industrial experts from all over the world.
I would also like to thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science [grant number EP/L016028/1], for covering the remaining of my travel expenses."
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT) is now known as the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites Science, Engineering and Manufacturing (CoSEM CDT).