Composites Research Network


Graduate student opportunity with the UBC Composites Group
The UBC Composites Group is currently seeking applications for doctoral level graduate students. For more information please see our Careers page.
October 16, 2014

Anoush Poursartip invited to give the ASTM International Stinchcomb Memorial Lecture
Dr Anoush Poursartip, Director of the Composites Research Network, and Professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia has been awarded the ASTM International Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Lecture and Award at the American Society for Composites 29th Technical Conference, 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials and ASTM-D30 Meeting which took […]
September 12, 2014




The Composites Research Network (CRN) is a collaboration of academia and industry partners supporting the composites industry in Western Canada and beyond. It was launched in January 2012 with a $9.8m investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada.

Vision: A vibrant leading-edge composites industry, supported by the CRN and partner organizations.

Mission: To create knowledge in practice documents that enable effective and low-risk knowledge-based composites manufacturing and design.

Location: The CRN has its hub at The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver and nodes at UBC–Okanagan, the Composites Innovation Centre in Winnipeg, MB, the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford and the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Additional nodes will be established in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the second year.

A central tool in achieving Network goals is the development of Knowledge in Practice Documents (KPDs). Network participants will have access to these as well as training facilities, materials and events. KPDs provide a platform for sharing knowledge in a structure and format suitable for industrial use and workflow. They are responsive to new knowledge and needs as they emerge. They provide rich content for industry reference and training.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Applied Science
Composites Research Network
309-6350 Stores Rd,
Vancouver, B.C.,
Tel: 604.822.6178

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