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Student Theses Intermediate Presentations

On October 13th , 15 students held their intermediate presentation at CMASLab in order to give a first overview of their Bachelor-, Semester-, and Master’s theses. The theses are placed in various research topics like Composite Materials and Processes, Computational Structural Mechanics, Aerospace Structures, Electromechanical Systems and Innovative Composite Structures. We thank all the students for their contributions and wish them all the best for their ongoing work. Read more 



The CMASLab participated at the Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS) in Stowe, Vermont, USA. Our lab was represented by Falk Runkel who gave a talk about his current research in the field of morphing aircraft structures. Read more 


ALTAIR "Milestone 3" Project Meeting

On October 6th and 7th , the CMASLab hosted the third milestone meeting for the Horizon 2020 ALTAIR (Air Launch space Transportation using an Automated aircraft and an Innovative Rocket) project. This meeting involved European Community experts and members of the project representing institutions from France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Belgium and Switzerland. Read more 


Annual WiGeP Conference, Ascona

The annual get-together of the exclusive group of the society for product development (Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Produktentwicklung, WiGeP) took place at the historic Monte Verità Hotel in Ascona, Switzerland, from September 29th -30th . Subject of the meeting was the exchange of experience and knowledge in teaching activities as well as the presentation of current research directions in the field of product development and design. Read more 

Upcoming Conferences

AIAA SciTech 2017, Texas, USA

January 9-13, 2017

Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas, USA.
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WerkstoffPlus Auto, Stuttgart, Germany

February 16-17, 2017

7. Fachtagung für neue Fahrzeug- und Werkstoffkonzepte.
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Zurich Heart

CMASLab participates in the Zurich Heart project. The goal of this project is to develop a hyperelastic hybrid membrane for a biomimetic blood propulsion system.

Our research in this project focuses on the optimization of the pump chamber to minimize the mechanical loading on the hybrid membrane and the blood. Read more

SCCER Mobility

CMASLab is a member of the SCCER Mobility project which helps the current fossil fuel-based transportation system transition to a sustainable one with minimal CO2 output and zero-pollutant emissions.

Our research within this project is in developing cost-effective novel materials and processes for thermoplastic composite materials for applications in the automotive industry. Read more

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