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 other nodes located across Western Canada.


SME Project Summaries

The Composites Research Network works with small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs) to support the continued growth and maturation of the composites manufacturing capacity. This work takes the form of short term projects which address the business needs of the client organization while also connecting to the underlying fundamental science which supports composites manufacturing.

Delaminations in Waterjet Cut Fibreglass-Phenolic Composite Panels – Phase 1

De-moulding and Surface Quality

Design of a Stand-alone Weathering Station

Dimensional Control of Boat Decks

Durability and Interfacial Quality of a Gelcoat and Concrete Mixed Coating of a UPE Sprayed-up Laminate – Phase 1

Effect of Manufacturing Workflow on the Moisture Resistance of Polyester and Vinyl-ester Based Composites - Phase 1

Efficient Process Optimization for Carbon Fibre Epoxy Bike Component

Outdoor Storage of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Moulds

Parallel Gelcoat Cracking in Boat Decks

Polyurethane to Polyurea Spray-Up Processing – Phase 1

Resin Degassing before VARTM Processing

Room Temperature Curing of Polyester and Vinyl-ester Based Composites

Thermal Contact Resistance and Process Modelling

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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