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SAMPE Student Poster Contest
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SAMPE Student Poster Contest

Each year, SAMPE is pleased to invite the next generation of researchers, engineers and industry professionals to participate in the Student Poster Contest. This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their research in front of an engaged and connected community of materials and processes engineering professionals.


2020 Poster Submission Information:

Submissions can relate to any segment of the advanced materials industry. Examples include, but are not limited to: innovations in material science, composites, or advanced materials; composites/advanced materials in aerospace, construction, energy production, "green” materials, etc. All abstracts and entries shall be in SAMPE’s official language, English.


If your poster abstract is accepted, an electronic copy of your final poster must be submitted to SAMPE by no later than April 10, 2020. Winners will be selected during the SAMPE 2020 Conference and Exhibition.  

  • February 28, 2020 – Student Poster Abstract submission deadline (no extensions will be granted)
  • March 6, 2020 – Announcement of abstracts selected
  • April 10, 2020 – Final Poster submission due in PDF (no extensions will be granted)
  • April 20, 2020 – Announcement of final posters selected
  • April 20, 2020 – Accepted posters sent to print (SAMPE will print and post all accepted posters at the event)
  • May 5, 2020 – Announcement of winners onsite at SAMPE 2020

If you have any questions about the application process or this submission site, please contact:

Briana Condon

SAMPE | Education Manager

Submission Instructions:

Submissions will be accepted on our SAMPE FluidReview Abstract Submission website. For questions about your submission, please contact Briana at

2019 Student Poster Contest Winners - Charlotte, NC
1st Place

"Adhesives Mixed with MENs for Composite Bond Quality Evaluation” by Mauricio Pajon, Ping Wang, Juliette Dubon, Dr. Benjamin Boesl, Dr. Sakhrat Khizroev, and Dr. Dwayne McDaniel 

2nd Place

“Cost-effective Polyethylene based Carbon Fibers for Future High Volume Applications” by Tim Röding, Thilo Becker, and Thomas Gries 

3rd Place

“Dynamic Fracture Behavior of Heterogeneously and Homogenously Reinforced Polymers for Applications in Toughened Composite Systems” by A. Bellafatto, S. Pagano, I. Mendoza, K. Masser, J. LaScala, G. Palmese, and L. Lamberson  

2018 Student Poster Contest Winners - Long Beach, CA
1st Place

"Multiscale Modeling of Nanoscale Composite Materials: Atomistic Simulations Shake Hand with Continuum Models" by Mohsen Damadam, Washington State University

2nd Place

"Accelerating Cure of Aircraft Interior Benzoxazine Formulations" by Levi Hamernik, Western Washington University

3rd Place 

"Carbon Fiber Production: Increase of Productivity Through Minimizing of Stabilization Time" by Franz Pursche, Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) der RWTH Aachen University

2017 Student Poster Contest Winners - Seattle, WA 
1st Place

"Effect of Bolt-hole Clearance, Bolt-Tightening Torque and Temperature on the Long-term Behavior of Single-Pin-Bearing Connection in Pultruded FRP Composites" by Javaid Anwar, Georgia Institute of Technology

2nd Place

"Fabrication and Characterization of Carbon Nanofibers from Polyacrylonitrile/Pitch Blends" by Chang Liu, University of Dayton

3rd Place (Tie)

  • "The Cure Kinetics of Bisphenol-A Benzoxazine and Cycloaliphatic EpoxyInvestigated by Nonisothermal Differential Scanning Calorimetry" by Sreeja Gouni, California State University, Long Beach

  • "Electrically Conductive Filament for Fused Deposition Modeling" by Kacey Lloyd, Western Washington University


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