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The Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab welcomes Urban Fasel

The CMASLab welcomes Urban Fasel as a new member of the Aerospace Structures research group. Mr. Fasel obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in mechanical engineering at ETH Zürich and gained work experience at the University of Hokkaido in Sapporo, Japan and at Tsuneishi Shipbuilding in Hiroshima. Throughout his PhD, Mr. Fasel’s work will focus on morphing wings and their application for Airborne Wind Energy. We wish him a good start in our group! Read more 


CMASLab Alumnus Gion Andrea Barandun promoted to Professor at HSR

Dr. sc. Gion Andrea Barandun has been promoted to Professor at the Institut für Werkstofftechnik und Kunststoffverarbeitung in the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil where he will continue to research and teach in the area of in composite technology and lightweight structures.  He is an alumnus of our group and received his doctoral degree in 2009; his thesis was entitled “Injection Strategies for Liquid Composite Moulding Processes”. We wish him all the best for his future work! Read more 


Intermediate presentations of student theses

On March 17th , 2016, 18 students under the supervision of Professor Ermanni held their intermediate presentations at the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures (CMASLab) in order to give an overview of the ongoing work in their Bachelor-, Semester-, and Master's theses. The topics of the theses are placed in research topics like morphing wings, structural design, and composite processing. We thank all the students for their contributions to our chair’s research! Read more 


CMASLab welcomes Martin Eichenhofer

The Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab welcomes Martin Eichenhofer as new member of the Thermoplastic Composites Group. Throughout the course of his PhD, Mr. Eichenhofer will investigate the characteristics of a new thermoplastic processing route named CFLF (Continuous Fiber Lattice Fabrication). His work contains processing and structure mechanical aspects. We look forward to work with him! Read more 

Upcoming Conferences

SAMPE Long Beach 2016

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May 23-26, 2016

Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering.
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, United States.
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ECCM17 Munich

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June 26-30, 2016

Seventeenth European Conference for Composite Materials.
European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM).
ICM - Internationales Congress Center München, Munich, Germany.
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FPCM13 Kyoto

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July 6-9, 2016

The 13th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM 13) is held from 6th – 9th of July 2016 at Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan. The conference presented the progress in the field of composite materials manufacturing and once again provided a forum for discussion between academia and industry.
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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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