ARL participates in 2015 SAMPE Technical Conference in Baltimore

June 23, 2015

By Tracie R. Dean, ARL Public Affairs

Story Highlights

  • SAMPE is a global technical society that encompasses all efforts in the field of materials and processes. Formed in 1944 by professionals concerned with the inadequacy of technical information exchange, SAMPE provides valuable technical forums, conferences and exhibitions for scientists, engineers and academia from across the advanced materials and process industry.
  • ARL was among 250 organizations participating at the conference which included more than 200 presentations on a wide variety of materials research related topics.
  • With attendance at the event in excess of 2800 people, the forum provided a unique networking opportunity which may result in new collaborative research opportunities between ARL, industry, other government agencies and academia.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory participated in the 2015 Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering Technical Conference held May 18-21 in Baltimore, Maryland.

SAMPE is a global technical society that encompasses all efforts in the field of materials and processes. Formed in 1944 by professionals concerned with the inadequacy of technical information exchange, SAMPE provides valuable technical forums, conferences and exhibitions for scientists, engineers and academia from across the advanced materials and process industry.

ARL Director, Dr. Thomas P. Russell, provided the keynote presentation for the event titled "Accelerating Innovation and Discovery through the Open Campus Ecosystem." Russell's presentation focused on the Open Campus initiative and emphasized the ongoing benefits to the Soldier resulting from materials research.

ARL was among 250 organizations participating at the conference, which included more than 200 presentations on a diverse set of materials research related topics.

Dr. Jeff Zabinski, from ARL's Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, provided a feature lecture on Rapid Material Development. Zabinski discussed the integration of materials engineering, design, and manufacturing accelerated using multi-scale computational tools to permit rapid progression from discovery to delivery.

Additional presentations by representatives from ARL included the following:

  • Steven Boyd presented a paper on Low-Velocity, Multi-Impact Durability Performance of 3D Comingled Glass/Carbon Hybrid Composites Toughened with Thermoplastic Polyurethane Interlayer Films.
  • Lionel Vargas presented a paper on Ballistic Modification of Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene Composites through Processing, and served as a chair for the session on Armor and Ballistic Materials, Processing, Structure, and Applications.
  • Danny O'Brien presented a paper on Ballistic Perforation Mechanics of Single-Layer Plain-Weave S-2 Glass/SC15 Composites.
  • Jennifer Sietins presented a paper on Microstructural Characterization of UHMWPE.
  • Wayne Ziegler presented a paper on Bridging the Implementation Gap -- DoD Materials and Process Information Management.

In addition to presenting papers on technical achievements, ARL representatives also served as panel category chairs for the event. James Sands served on a panel on New Federal Programs in Composites, and as a chair for the session on Advanced and Innovative Technologies for Composites and Structures; Travis Bogetti served as a chair for the session on Composite Analysis; Jerome Tzeng served as a chair for the session on Design and Analysis; and Eric Wetzel served as a chair for the session on Composite Process Modeling.

As a SAMPE exhibitor, ARL's Steven Taulbee showcased the history of significant ARL materials advancement to the thousands of industry buyers, manufacturers and suppliers in attendance.

With attendance at the event in excess of 2800 people, the forum provided a unique networking opportunity which may result in new collaborative research opportunities between ARL, industry, other government agencies and academia.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: June 23, 2015