Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

Start of the Spring Semester 2015 at ETH Zurich


The spring semester 2015 has officially started at ETH Zurich on February 16th! The Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab is offering lectures on both bachelor and master levels. Bachelor students may enroll to the courses Strukturversuchstechnik and Finite Elemente. On the master level the lectures Structural Analysis with FEM, Manufacturing of Polymer Composites, Polymer Composites Lab, Aircraft Structures and Structural Optimization are held by Prof. Ermanni and Dr. Kress. Further information can be found here.

Author: D. Montenegro | Date: 23.02.2015 | Details: »»

Quadrant Award 2015 hosted at ETH Zürich


On Friday, January 30th, ETH Zürich hosted the Quadrant Award 2015. The sixth edition of the Quadrant Award rewarded outstanding Doctoral theses in the field of "Materials and processes related to engineering and high-performance plastics and composites". The PhD thesis of Dr. Peter DeMuth, entitled "Engineered Microneedles for Transcutaneous Vaccine Delivery" was awarded the first prize. The award ceremony, which featured an exhibition of Swiss traditions, was moderated by CMAS Professor Paolo Ermanni.

We congratulate the participants and are looking forward to the participation of pioneering PhD dissertations in the following edition of the Quadrant Award!

Author: J. Maldonado | Date: 13.02.2015 | Details: »»

Swiss SAMPE 7th Technical Conference at ETH Zurich


On Tuesday, January 20th, the biannual Swiss SAMPE 7th Technical Conference took place at ETH Zurich.

Presented by the Swiss SAMPE chapter, Carbon Composites Schweiz and SCCER Mobility, the theme to this year’s conference was “Thermoplastic composite parts in 3 minutes: update yourself in 1 day!”. Featuring talks from industry and academia, a complete overview of the state-of-the-art and potential of thermoplastic composites was presented. In addition, student finalists of the Swiss SAMPE student thesis competition presented their research to a jury.

We are happy to report the two winners, André Keller (FHNW) and Jascha Schmied (ETH Zurich), won trips to the SAMPE Europe Fall Technical Conference to compete in the European wide student contest.

Author: B. Louis | Date: 02.02.2015 | Details: »»

CMAS Lab Ski Weekend


Between Friday and Sunday, January 16th to 18th, the Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab visited the Engelberg-Titlis region for a ski weekend.

During these days the weather offered a wide range of environmental conditions which we either used to swoosh down the beautiful slopes, enjoy the splendid views or to participate in indoor activities like spa. We also had the chance to fulfil the recommended annual cheese requirement during our Fondue dinner!

We thank Claudia, Christian and Edgar for their effort organizing this weekend!

Author: Falk Runkel | Date: 23.01.2015 | Details: »»

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