BDDC researchers presented their work at the 2017 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) 2017. The conference took place in Novi Michigan from September 6-8, 2017. BDDC trainees participated by presenting 11 poster presentations.
ACCE is the world's leading automotive composites forum. This international event which was attended by over 1000 participants from industry, academia and government, provided excellent networking opportunities and drew speakers, exhibitors, and attendees from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Congratulations to Oscar Valerio for winning second place for the graduate student category.
Congratulations to Ian Major for first place and to Christoff Reimer for third place in the undergraduate student category.
Oscar Valerio "Hyperbranched glycerol polyesters as impact modifiers for sustainable thermoplastic blend materials with balanced performance"
Michael Snowdon "Miscibility, Thermal and Mechanical Assessment of Ternary Biocomposites (PP/PLA/PHBV) with Sustainable Biocarbon"
Dylan Jubinville "Durable, High Performing, and Odor-free Nylon 6/Biocarbon Biocomposites for Automotive Applications"
Ally Gowman "Sustainable Composites from Food Waste for Green Manufacturing "
Connor Davies "Electrospun bio based carbon fibres for automotive energy devices"
Ian Major "Miscanthus biocarbon as a renewable carbon substitute for automotive manufacturing applications"
Christoff Reimer "Nitrogen-Doped Distiller's Dried Grains With Solubles (DDGS) Biocarbon Supercapacitors in Automotive Electrical Systems"
Liz Brown "Poly(lactic acid)/poly(glycerol succinate-co-maleate) bio-nanocomposites: Effect of cellulose nanocrystals on the mechanical and thermal properties"
Claire Benwood "3D-printed high-strength ultra-lightweight biocomposites from Ontario biomass for high-volume automotive applications"
Peter Quosai "Characterization of biocarbon generated by pyrolysis of agricultural hull residues for polymer composite applications"
Maisyn Picard "Sustainable Green Composites from Apple Pomace and Bioplastic"