Alabama Composites Conference (ACC) 2013
PRESENTATIONS (downloadable pdf files for Registered Participants)
Managing Corrosion with FRP Workshop (June 18th)
Green/Recyling Workshop (June 18th)
June 19th (Keynotes, Power, Green, Economic Development Panel) Presentations
June 20th (Transportation, Emerging Materials, Sports, Defense) Presentations
The Alabama Composites Conference was held again in Birmingham this year - June 18-20, 2013. This conference has been held on a 2-year cycle since 2006 and has received wide participatiion from cross-disciplines with a central interest in engineering composites. The June 2013 conference was attended by 410 participants and featured HIGH TECHNICAL QUALITY conference, exhibits and workshop focusing on applications development for Engineered Composites in transportation, defense, power & energy sector, corrosion prevention, infrastructure and emerging technologies.
Three 'separate' workshops were held on June 18th (1) Managing Corrosion with FRP; (2) Sustainable Green Composites and Recycling; (3) Design, Modeling and Simulation of Composites. The conference and exhibits were scheduled for June 19th and 20th. These two days focused on the developments in defense, power, energy, transportation, infrastructure and emerging applications. The program brought together small, medium and big industry, national and international lab personnel, technical committee themes, business organizations and academia.
The program represents technical and commercial avenues for composite products and developments. The National Science Foundation (NSF) supported student involvement in the conference. 40 high school students were able to participate in STEM activities as a result of the NSF support. The Department of Energy (DOE) Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) program also supported part of the conference. We thank our Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors and all the exhibitors, speakers, panelists and participants. The list of participants is available to all registered/paid participants.