Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

Dr. Joanna Wong at IVW’s 25th anniversary


From June 11th through 12th, 2015, Dr. Joanna Wong visited the Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe (IVW) on the occasion of their 25th anniversary. The symposium featured contributions from both industry and academia on composite materials, processing and modeling. Students and startup companies presented posters and there were panel discussions on thermoplastic composites versus thermoset composites. The Laboratory for Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures congratulates IVW on the 25 years of excellent work in the field of composite materials.

Author: Edgar A. Flores Parra | Date: 15.06.2015 | Details: »»

Intermediate and final presentations of student theses


On Friday, May 22nd, 2015, students under the supervision of Professor Ermanni and the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures (CMAS) presented their upcoming and conducted research projects to be carried out at the CMAS Lab. Bachelor and Master Students presented their final presentations of theses carried out over the past semester. Master students who have recently commenced their Master theses gave interim presentations for their approaches and first results. We thank all the students for their hard work over the past semester, and wish the best of luck for those continuing with their research.

Author: B. Louis | Date: 27.05.2015 | Details: »»

The Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures at SAMPE Baltimore


The Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures (CMAS) participated at the recent SAMPE Baltimore conference that took place May 18-21st, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Mr. Mario Danzi represented CMAS with presentations for his paper: “Investigation of Rate-Effects in the Viscoelastic Compaction Behavior of Fiber Reinforcements”, and that of his colleague Mr. Bryan Louis entitled: “LCM Processing of Nanoparticle Toughened High Temperature Epoxy Matrix Composites”.

Author: B. Louis | Date: 27.05.2015 | Details: »»

PhD Defence of Francesco Previtali


On 8th May 2015, Francesco Previtali defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Morphing Wing Based on Compliant Elements”.

The research focus of Francesco was the development and optimization of morphing wings based on compliant ribs under consideration of three-dimensional aerostructural behaviour. He also introduced the concept of a double corrugation and conducted its in-depth studies to enhance the properties of the morphing skin.

We congratulate him on this great achievement and wish him all the best for the future!

Author: I. Kuder | Date: 14.05.2015 | Details: »»

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Specialization in Advanced Structures and Aerospace Engineering.

Handouts of student presentations held on March 12th can be found here!

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