Carbon Fibre Futures Conference 2023 set for Waurn Ponds Estate

The global carbon fibre and composite materials community is set to converge in Geelong in 2023 for the biennial Carbon Fibre Futures Conference.

Tickets are now on sale for the conference, which will be held at Waurn Ponds Estate, Geelong, Australia on 8-10 May and hosted by Carbon Nexus, Deakin University’s world-class carbon fibre and composite materials research facility.

This will be the first time the conference has run since the pandemic and will explore the latest developments in carbon fibre and composite materials from across the globe in what has been described as a ‘unique convergence of industry, academia and applied research’.

‘The Carbon Future Fibres Conference is a bespoke conference that will showcase the carbon fibre and composite materials research that is happening here at Deakin University and around the world,’ says Professor Russell Varley, group leader at Carbon Nexus.

‘This conference is ideal for those who want to come to Australia, see our world-class research and create networks in this emerging and important field.

‘For more than 10 years we have run this conference and it has built itself a reputation as a quality conference for carbon fibre and composite materials.’

So far guest speakers include top experts in the fields of carbon fibre and composite materials; Professor Leif Asp of Chalmers University of Technology, Professor Véronique Michaud of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Professor Adrian Mouritz of RMIT University, and IFM’s own Professor Minoo Naebe.

The conference will also include seminars presented by the top experts from Deakin University, Carbon Nexus and local industry partners that will discuss the tools needed to create successful industry university collaborations.

Furthermore, a limited number of attendees can put the knowledge they have gained from the conference into practice with a unique carbon fibre manufacturing Workshop at Carbon Nexus where they will get ‘hands-on’ training at the research-scale on the fibre spinning and carbonisation manufacturing lines.

The conference is currently calling for abstracts that can address the following themes:

  • Manufacturing and processing of carbon fibre
  • Advances in carbon fibre recycling and sustainability
  • Innovative Carbon Materials of the Future
  • Modelling and Composites Characterisation
  • New Precursor Technologies
  • Surface Modification and Carbon Fibre Characterisation
  • Functional Carbon Fibres and Composite Materials

Abstract submissions close on Friday 24 February.

To learn more about the conference, sponsorship or submitting an abstract, click here.