SAMPE Carolinas September 2012 Dinner Meeting

Come Meet with Us

SAMPE Carolinas would like to invite you to our September 2012 dinner meeting on September 18th starting at 6:00pm. The event will be held at our usual location, the Whitewater Center in the Charlotte, NC area. The cost to attend is just:

$20/ person for SAMPE members
$25/ person for guests or non-members
$10/ person for students with a valid student ID card


Our Schedule Will Be

6:00pm – 6:30pm Cocktails

6:30pm – 6:45pm Welcome and Announcements

6:45pm – 7:15pm Dinner

7:15pm – 8:00pm Keynote

8:00pm – 8:30pm Cocktails & Adjourn


Our Keynote

This months speaker is Dr. Uday Vaidya from University of Alabama at Birminingham. Dr. Viadya is a Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and serves as the Director of the Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Composites Center at UAB. The MPAD center at UAB focuses on applications development from R&D leading to commercialization.  Vaidya is also the Principal Investigator on the DOE Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center of Excellence at UAB.  He has published a book on Composites for Automotive, Mass Transit and Heavy Trucks, and has worked in the broad areas of composites for over 20 years. He is also a Principal and co-founder of Innovative Composite Solutions, a spin-off company specializing in niche composite products.

His presentation will focus on long fiber and continuous fiber thermoplastic composite applications developed from concept-to- prototype-to-commercialization in areas of personnel protection, aviation, ground vehicles, weapon systems, aviation and missile defense, automotive and mass transit/truck sectors.  Basic science issues such as thermo-mechanical properties, fiber length and distribution, microstructure, nondestructive evaluation, impact damage tolerance, recycling and energy issues will be integrally addressed as part of the discussion


Event Registration and Payment

Thanks to those that could come!!


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