Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Seaver Science Library (SSL), 150
910 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90089
JOINT MEETING OF LOS ANGELES AND USC SAMPE CHAPTERS
MC GILL COMPOSITES CENTER
April 27, 2017 (Thursday) at 5:30 PM
USC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Research and industry professionals are invited to the University of Southern California for a discussion of the research activities underway at the MC Gill Composites Center, directed by Professor Steven Nutt. The presentation, led by Prof. Nutt and research faculty member Timotei Centea, will begin by introducing USC and the Composites Center, sharing the qualifications, and background of our professional, graduate, and undergraduate researcher staff, then diving into discussion of select active research projects. Presenters will present descriptions of the motivation, methods, and results behind state-of-the-art research into prepreg laminate processing, the development of novel instruments for in-situ process visualization and monitoring, and adhesive bond line quality in co-cured sandwich panels. Finally, additional projects o diverse projects will be briefly discussed to demonstrate the scope of research contributions at the M.C. Gill Composites Center and inspire discussion between student personnel and industry professionals. After the presentation, guests will have the opportunity to join a tour of the lab space used by the Center and discuss active research projects in more detail.
MC GILL COMPOSITES CENTER
Established in 1995 and endowed with a generous gift from M.C. Gill in 2002, the mission of the MC Gill Composites Center is to address problems associated with the design, manufacture, and performance of composite materials and structures. The Center strives to train graduate and undergraduate students in the material selection, design, processing, and qualification of composite structures while simultaneously working to address practical challenges through industry-sponsored research and development activities. Personnel within the composites center make available a range of expertise, with specialized skills including, but not limited to, mechanics, polymer science, and manufacturing technology. Student researchers work closely with industry sponsors, and previous collaborations have involved the likes of M.C. Gill Corporation, Airbus, General Electric, Composite Technology Corporation, HRL Laboratories, Raytheon, Cytec Engineered Materials, L'Garde Corporation, Bell Helicopter, NewBasis, HyperTherm Composites, and Northrop-Grumman. More information about the center and current research activities can be found online at http://composites.usc.edu.
5:30 PM --- Pizza Dinner (Free)
6:00 PM --- Presentation
6:45 PM --- Lab Tour
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