Composite, Hybrid and Multifunctional Materials



Chair: Frank Gardea | U.S. Army Research Laboratory Email
Vice-Chair: Kunal Mishra | Corning Incorporated Email
Secretary: Michael Keller | University of Tulsa Email





The purpose of the Technical Division on Composite, Hybrid and Multifunctional Materials is to provide technical benefit to its members by:


  • Providing a forum for exchange of information on composites
  • Advancing composite technology through timely exchange and dissemination of information
  • Planning and coordinating the activities of the Society related to composite, hybrid, and multifunctional materials in cooperation and coordination with others
  • Assisting in the promotion of uniform terminology in composite documentation
  • Providing improved technical interaction between scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users of composites
  • Promoting and/or organizing special sessions, symposia, short courses, workshops, manuals or monographs
  • Interacting, assisting and cooperating with other committees, societies, associations or organizations on the topic of composites


International Symposium on the Mechanics of Composite and Multifunctional Materials

Composites and multifunctional materials continue to revolutionize industrial applications due to superior structural performance, light weight and ability to tailor multiple functional properties. This symposium presents papers related to the novel methods of manufacturing, testing, and modelling of composites. A major goal of this symposium is to promote the development of new experimental techniques to address real-life applications and provide a platform for collaboration. Session topics include:


  • Multifunctional Materials
  • Damage Detection and Non-Destructive Evaluation
  • Fatigue and Fracture of Composites
  • Recycled Constituent Composites
  • Hybrid Composites
  • Novel Composites for Aerospace & Automotive Applications
  • Nano and Particulate Composites
  • Manufacturing and Joining of Composites
  • Extreme Environment Composites
  • Mechanics of Composites
  • Metal Matrix Composites
  • Additive Manufacturing