About the Conference

The 23rd International Conference on Composites Materials (ICCM 23) will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from the 1st to 6th of August 2021. ICCM is the premier international conference in the field of composite materials and was first held in 1975 in the cities of Geneva and Boston. Since that time the conference has been held biennially in North American, European, Asian, Oceanic, and African cities.

ICCM 23 will attract the leading researchers and practitioners, to report and exchange ideas on the latest developments in the advancement and exploitation of a wide range of composites materials and structures. The general themes of material development, testing, modelling, manufacturing and design will encompass a breadth of topics which will provide a comprehensive global snap-shot of the state-of-the-art.

Plenary and keynote lectures from pre-eminent leaders in the field are planned, along with oral and poster presentations from an expected large delegation coming together in Belfast from all corners of the world. A number of site visits and an entertaining social programme are also planned.

Committee

  • Prof Brian G. Falzon
    Prof Brian G. Falzon
    Queen’s University Belfast

Conference Chair 

  • Prof Conor McCarthy
    Prof Conor McCarthy
    University of Limerick

Conference Technical Chair 

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Prof Brian G. Falzon
Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Brian G. Falzon joined Queen’s University Belfast in 2013 as the Royal Academy of Engineering – Bombardier Chair in Aerospace Composites and is currently the Head of School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Between 2008 and 2012 he was the Foundation Chair in Aerospace Engineering at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where he was also Director of Research and Head of the Aerospace Engineering programmes. Between 1996 and 2008, Prof Falzon was at Imperial College London where he joined as a postdoctoral research fellow before becoming an academic staff member. Prof Falzon is the Director of the Advanced Composites Research Group at Queen’s and is internationally renowned for his work on the computational analysis, design, manufacture and testing of advanced composite aerostructures. He has published over 180 peer reviewed journal/conference papers and book chapters, one book, and edited three others. In 2008 Prof Falzon was awarded the George Taylor Prize by the Royal Aeronautical Society for the best paper published in 2007 in the design, construction, production and fabrication of aircraft structures. In 2009 he was honoured with an Australian Leadership Award, in recognition of his contribution to issues of national importance and demonstrated leadership in his field. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of a number of professional organisations/scientific committees, and sits on the Editorial Board of three journals.

Prof Conor McCarthy
University of Limerick

Conor McCarthy is Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Limerick and is the Director and Principal Investigator of Confirm, a Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Smart Manufacturing. Having grown up in Glasnevin, Dublin, Professor McCarthy has spent the best part of the last 20 years in the Mid-west region carrying out research into joining dissimilar materials for high-end industrial applications. Professor McCarthy leads a research group, who are developing novel methods to join high performance composite materials to other lightweight materials, to result in structures with superior strength and stiffness properties, and with only a fraction of the weight compared to typical steel or aluminium structures. This work has attracted over €6million in competitively won research funding from Europe, Irish research funding agencies and both national and international Industries. His research has led to over 150 high impact publications and a patent pending on a new smart glue that can be “unzipped” using only high-frequency radio waves for applications in automotive assembly down to dental implants.