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2016 ACI conference speakers and topics

Please lodge requests for copies of presentations to the author direct or email Composites Australia.

Day 1 – Wednesday 13th April 2016 

Mr Andrew Stevens, Chairman, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Ltd
Advanced Manufacturing – Towards Increased Competitiveness and Growth

Dr Leslie Jay Cohen, Senior Vice President, New Business Development & Strategic Technology, HITCO Carbon Composites
The Digital Journey Continues – People & Process

Mr Dan Naiker, Technical Services Manager, Nuplex Composites
Composite Materials in Infrastructure Repair

Michael Kemp, General Manager – Engineering and Business Development, Wagners CFT Manufacturing
Eliminating Corrosion in the Top End with Composite Materials – Design, Supply and Installation of the Cooktown Wharf

Mr Darren Bishop, Senior Manager Operations VIC, RPC Technologies
Composites in Architecture

Mr Sean McKay, President and CEO, Composites Innovation Centre
Composites Recycling: An Innovative Approach to the Enigma

Dr Yew Chin Koay, Team Leader – Structural Technology and Assets, VicRoads
In Pursuit of Innovative Infrastructure Solutions – The VicRoads Perspective

Mr Bill Shelley, Technical Services Coordinator, University of Canberra
Back to the Composite Future – A New Educational Focus

Mr Alain Michout, Director and CEO, M51 Advanced Composites Training and Resources Inc
Technical Training – An Investment is Future Growth and Profit
Presented by Dr Rik Heslehurst

Dr John Flett, Head of Innovation & Strategy, Gordon Institute of TAFE
How Geelong is Skilling for Composite Materials – Developing an Accredited Course to Meet Industry Needs

Dr Akbar Khatibi, Associate Professor, RMIT University
Can the Hybridization of Flax-Polymer Composites with Metallic Alloys Enable Their Adoption in Structural Engineering Applications?

Marc Fette, Scientific Officer and R&D Engineer, Helmet Schmidt University
Hybrid Sheet Moulding Compound Technologies for the Aircraft Production of the Future

Ms Crystal Forrester, Aircraft Structural Integrity Engineer, Defence Science and Technology Group
Assessing unseen damage: F/A-18 Hornet Outer Wing StAtic Testing (HOWSAT) Programme Composite Skin Impact Test Assessment

Mr Lei Xie, PhD Candidate, Monash University
Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Pultruded GFRP SHS Columns Under Axial Compression

Mr Shakar Ullah Chowdhury, PhD Candidate, UNSW
Damage Identification in Stiffened Composite Panels using ERA/NExT: Simulated Approach

Mr Nazar Aljabar, PhD Candidate, Monash University
Test Investigations on UHM-CFRP Strengthening of Central Inclined Cracked Steel Plates with High Damage Level

Mr Daniel Borrie, PhD Candidate, Monash University
Durability of CFRP/Steel Systems, after Exposure to Elevated Temperature Seawater and Fatigue

Dip.Ing Andreas De Palmenaer, Research Associate, Aachen University
Microwave Heating for Thermoplastic Composites

Dr Rik Heslehurst, Director and President, Heslehurst and Associates P/L
Laminate Strength Reduction due to Delaminations Under Tensile Loading

Ms Asintha Nanayakkara, Aerospace Engineer, Fortburn Pty Ltd / DSTO
Fatigue Failure Characterisation of a Thick Composite Hydrofoil

Dr Adrian Orifici, Associate Professor, RMIT University
Bio-inspired Metal-Composite Hybrid Joints

Day 2 – Thursday 14th April 2016 

Mr Rod Martin, Manager, NDT Equipment Sales P/L
Non Destructive Testing of Composites

Dr Rik Heslehurst, Director and President, Heslehurst and Associates P/L
What to Consider When Machining and Joining Composite Materials

Mr Dan Naiker, Technical Services Manager, Nuplex Composites
Evolution of Australia Gelcoat Technology

Dr Russell Varley, Team Leader, CSIRO Manufacturing
New Matrix Resins for High Performance Composites

Dr Floreana Coman, Managing Director, FCST
Novel Preforms for Innovative Composites Use and an Example of Preform Simulation

Dr Bill Humphries, Intellectual Property Manager ARC Centre for Prefabricated Housing, University of Melbourne
Composites for Prefabricated Housing

Mr Dean Smith, Director, Ivanhoe Consulting
R&D Tax Incentive

Paul Falzon, General Manager, Advanced Composite Structures Australia Pty Ltd
Application of Composites in Land Transportation Vehicles – the Highway to a Lighter Future

Ms Fareeda Hayeeye, PhD Candidate, Prince of Songkla University
The Novel Biosorbent for Adsorption Study of Rhodamine B

Ms Memoon Sattar, PhD Candidate, Prince of Songkla University
Study of Rhodamine B Sorpion on the New Adsorbent

Mr Jasim Ahamed, PhD Candidate, RMIT University
Hybrid Composite Ply Joints for High Performance Aircraft Structures

Ms Gelayol Golkar, PhD Candidate, Deakin University
Intelligent Systems in Oxidative Stabilization of Carbon Fibre Production Process

Mr Khashayar Badii, PhD Candidate, Deakin University
Mathematical Analysis of Carbon Fiber Stabilisation Process

Mr Kamyar Shirvanimoghaddam, PhD Candidate, Deakin University
Selective Localization of Polyacrylonitrile on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes

Ms Kathleen Manson Beggs, PhD Candidate, Deakin University
Surface Modification of Carbon Fibre to Enhance Interfacial Adhesion

Dr Adrian Orifici, Associate Professor, RMIT University
Experimental and Numerical Investigation into the Progressive Failure of Notched Angle-ply