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Composites in the News Last Week

September 12, 2011

The University of Cambridge, UK, is accepting applications online for a PhD studentship in mechanics of blast resistant composites.

Utah-based Fiberspar Corp., a manufacturer of composite pipe for oil and gas, committed to the states challenge to create 276 new jobs within 10 years.

The National Science Foundation announced its 2011 Materials Research Centers and Teams competition winners, which included several composite-focused research groups.

According to the a report by the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), wind power had a strong rebound for the first half of 2011 with a 15 percent year-to-year increase over 2010.

Owens Corning announced the development of a China Composites Center, which will be located in Shanghai.

The approval of two new wind farms in New Zealand will get the country closer to its target of 90 percent renewable electricity by 2025.

University of Delaware’s Tsu-Wei Chou was honored as a World Fellow of composite at the 18th International Conference on Composite Materials. Meanwhile, the school’s Center for Composite materials announced the development of a new tool for materials processing and design.

The U.S. Department of Energy allocated $1 million to the University of Michigan to spur offshore wind energy development.

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS), developed by the U.S. Navy in partnership with Northrop Grumman, won the Unmanned Technology & Innovation Achievement for 2011.

The U.K. Flybus consortium tested a new prototype hybrid bus with integrated composite flywheel technology.

Airbus launched preparations for assembling the first model of the A350XWB. The new model was originally designed to use aluminum but opted to use composites in the frame and panels.

Researchers at Japan’s Toyohashi University of Technology (Toyohashi Tech) developed a low-cost method for producing electrical conducting composites using only 1 percent of conventional additive.

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