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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.


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


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. Submit your abstract by March 15, 2018 to be considered for this event. It should concisely describe your work and be 100-200 words in length.

All poster contest participants will receive a complimentary student conference registration. 

Submission Instructions:

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


If your poster abstract is accepted an electronic copy of your final poster must be submitted to SAMPE by no later than May 1, 2018. Winners will be selected during the SAMPE 2018 Conference.
  • 15 March 2018 – Abstract submission deadline
  • 1 April 2018 – Announcement of abstracts selected
  • 1 May 2018 – Poster submission deadline
  • 24 May 2018 – Announcement of winners


SAMPE 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
Javaid Anwar, Georgia Institute of Technology

2nd Place

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

3rd Place (Tie)

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

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


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