USQ hosts 11th Asian-Australasian Conference on composite materials

The 11th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM-11), one of the largest composites conferences in the world, was hosted by the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Cairns last week.
9 Aug 2018

This year the conference attracted a record number of 550 attendees, and 550 abstracts from 34 countries, with the top delegate countries including China, Australia, Korea and Japan.

USQ’s Centre for Future Materials (CFM) organised the three-day program, which featured a range of composite research themes and showcased plenary and keynote presentations.

“Composite materials research is the core strength of CFM, with a significant track record and a strong research team delivering world-leading research,” CFM Director Professor Peter Schubel said.

“USQ was proud to deliver ACCM-11 and sent over 40 delegates as session chairs, oral and poster presenters. The conference put USQ composite materials research, with an impressive presence, on the world stage.”

USQ PhD student Madhubhashitha Herath also won Young Researcher Award at ACCM-11, for his presentation on light-activated shape memory polymeric fibre composites.

The conference was greatly supported by Deakin University, University of Sydney and Swinburne University.

auditorium full of people
The 11th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials was hosted by USQ in Cairns recently.