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2016-11-17
ME PhD Student wins the Best Presentation Award at an International Conference

Ms Hei Lam Ma, a PhD student of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, recently received the Best Presentation Award at the 10th Asian Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM10). The conference was held in Busan, South Korea on 16-19 October 2016.

The title of the presentation was 'Polymer-based nanocomposites Designed for Low Temperature Environment by using Coiled Carbon Nanotubes'. It aimed at sharing the experimental results on the mechanical properties of coiled carbon nanotube/epoxy adhesive at cryogenic condition to the audience. Coiled carbon nanotubes, with their special helical configuration, are believed to enhance the properties of polymer when being used as nanofillers.

ACCM10 was organized by the Korean Society for Composite Materials. The theme of the conference was “Composites: Creating the Future” which covered the latest research topics on composites materials such as Green Composites, Nanocarbon-based Composite Materials and the Processing and Manufacturing techniques. Many active scientists and engineers from all over the world were invited to give plenary lectures and to be keynote speakers. 520 abstracts from 26 countries were received by the conference organizer and the selected papers were allocated to 34 parallel presentation sessions, where the authors were provided opportunities to present their works.