American Society of Composites
To provide a communication forum for the engineering and scientific community in composite materials. To expedite the growth of knowledge gained from inter-disciplinary engineering and scientific research in composite materials. To promote the exploitation of the unique properties of composite materials in emerging applications.
For over 30 years, the American Society for Composites (ASC) has been an organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and technology of composite materials and structures.
As an all-volunteer group composed of dedicated professionals in academia, industry, national laboratories, and federal agencies, we aim to serve as the pre-eminent focal point for the technical exchange of ideas, building networks and relationships, and facilitating communication amongst individuals having a mutual interest in composites.
While this is primarily achieved through the Society's annual technical conference, other opportunities to participate and be involved exist through the Technical Divisions, organization of conference sessions, and via service in leadership positions. Please join in the continued advancement of your Society which exists to serve you and the needs of the greater composites community.
Welcome from the President
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Aristotle did not have composites in mind, but his adage certainly applies to composite materials and structures, which rely essentially upon the constituents - matrix and reinforcements - building upon their respective strengths while offsetting the other’s weaknesses. Decades of ingenuity, science, and technology driven progress has led to composites’ implementation in a broad range of applications from spacecraft and aerospace vehicles to wind energy harvesting, sail boats, medical implants and prosthetic devices, and recreational products, to name just a few. The adage, however, equally holds true for the American Society for Composites (ASC) - an all-volunteer team of passionate, dedicated professionals, collegial in their belief that progress happens by embracing diversity of thoughts, experiences, talents, and discourse, fueled by a welcoming spirit. So, welcome!
You have a place in ASC. You have YOUR place in ASC, as student, faculty, practicing engineer, scientist, and researcher - we never seize to search and re-search. Become engaged in ASC’s established endeavors: The Annual Technical Conference, the Technical Divisions, leadership positions, or those new endeavors yet to emerge that are dear to your heart!
To students: Our collective hope is for you to carry forward ASC’s legacy, starting today!
ASC PhD Research Scholarship Award Package Due Friday June 10th, 2022.
Call for ASC Award Nominations Due May 15, 2022.
Dear ASC Members,
Please see below the Call for the American Society for Composites (ASC) Award Nominations. You can find more information about the awards and recent awardees at https://www.asc-composites.org/awards.
Please submit the Award Nomination packages as single pdf files via email to email@example.com, Chair of the ASC Awards Committee, by May 15, 2022. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
I am looking forward to receiving you nominations and seeing you in Tucson at the ASC 37th Annual Technical Conference, https://asc.arizona.edu/ !
Vice President, American Society for Composites
CALL FOR ASC AWARD NOMINATIONS (Due May 2, 2022)
Nominations are currently being accepted for the American Society for Composites (ASC) Awards and Fellows for this year (2021). The health of our society depends on the initiative of Fellows and past award winners to nominate deserving colleagues who meet the requirements outlined in the procedures. Your participation in this important function of ASC is specifically requested.
I. FELLOW OF ASC
A Fellow of ASC is a distinguished member who has made genuinely outstanding contributions to the composites community through research, practice, education, and/or service. A Fellow can be nominated by a panel of peers with one member taking on the task of coordinating the nomination. The panel shall consist of at least one Fellow (presumably, but not necessarily, the nominator), plus four others, all of whom must be Members of ASC. All Fellow nominees shall have been a Member of the Society for at least 10 years of the last 12 years. Check: https://www.asc-composites.org/fellows
II. OUTSTANDING RESEARCHER AWARD
For a distinguished member of the composites community who has made a significant impact on the science and technology of composite materials through a sustained research effort over a number of years. Nominations may come from any current Member. However, either the nominator or co-nominator must be a past award winner or Fellow. Check:
III. ASC/DEStech AWARD IN COMPOSITES
For a distinguished member of the composites community who has made a significant impact on the development of composite materials through applied research, practice, education, service, advocacy, or leadership. Nominations may come from any current Member. However, either the nominator or co-nominator must be a past award winner or Fellow. Check:
IV. DEStech YOUNG COMPOSITES RESEARCHER AWARD
A DEStech Young Composites Researcher Award nominee is a member of the composites community who early (no older than 35) in his/her career has made a significant impact on the science and technology of composite materials through a sustained research effort. Nominations may come from any current Member. Check:
The next ASC conference venue will be:
Sept 19-22, 2022
ASC 37th Technical Conference
University of Arizona
July 30-Aug 4 2023
International Conference on Composite Materials
July 20-22, 2022
US-Japan and Euro-Japan Joint Conference on Composite Materials
January 23-27, 2023
2021 AIAA Science and Technology Forum
National Harbor, MD