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Call For Presentations
Composites for Sustainability, Energy and Transportation
Abstract Deadline is September 1, 2022

Call for Presentations

Abstract Deadline - September 1, 2022

Composites are key enablers to the vision of efficient energy generation, storage, and use. This includes large scale composite structures for wind and ocean energy generation, pressure vessels and composite pipelines for hydrogen storage and transport, composites structural batteries for electrical vehicles, light-weight composite structures for cars, trains, ships, air vehicles, and satellites, composite structures with integrated electronic systems, and adaptive structures change shape to increase transportation efficiency. The high performance provided by composite materials allows for light weight and excellent fatigue performance, and engineered material designs allow for creativity and new means to develop alternative ways for generating, storing, and distributing energy while reducing the cost. Similarly, composites with high specific, multifunctional, or adaptive properties create a new means to improve vehicles. With all the anticipated future use of composite materials, the sustainable manufacturing and reuse of materials will be an important element in the design and application of future composite structures.


We invite 300-500 word abstracts on composite materials in clean energy and improved vehicle transportation.  There are no technical papers required for the Forum.  PowerPoint presentations of impactful results will be requested. 


The abstract topics include : design, materials, processes, and characterization of structural composites for energy and vehicle applications including:​

  • Digital manufacturing of composites

    • Design of topological composite structures with improved structural efficiency

    • Additive printing of structural composites

  • Multifunctional and adaptive composite structures

    • Integrated devices, including energy storage, for improved energy efficiency

    • Shape changing composites and structures that improve transportation efficiency

  • Composite recycling and sustainability

    • Recovery of embodied energy in both fiber and resin systems

    • Sustainable materials and processes

  • Hydrogen energy systems

    • Transportation – MD/HD trucks, marine, rail, aerospace

    • Industrial – mining, transmission and distribution systems

    • Wind energy on-shore – for hydrogen production

    • Off-shore – for hydrogen production

    • Clean Energy - (Solar, geothermal, hydropower, biomass)

  • Ocean Energy

    • Ocean currents or tidal energy

    • Wave energy

  • Structural Energy Storage

    • On-board transportation vehicles with integrated functionality

    • Infrastructure charging stations for transportation vehicles


Interdisciplinary scientific and engineering challenges associated with the use of composite materials in clean energy applications and vehicle transportation will be discussed at this meeting. The meeting with have participation from Government, Industry, Academia and other non-profit entities.


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