KAUST Workshop: Shaping the Future with Composite Materials

24 May, 2021

Vision 2030 streamlines Saudi Arabia’s role as one of the major players in petrochemical industry. The diversification of the industry towards producing composite materials is necessary to exemplify Saudi’s competitive advantage and to fuel the economy with high-volume (energy, civil, transportation) and high-technology markets (aeronautics and space). A scientific event that will bring together academia, industry and government institutes that support such transformation will be beneficial for all parties.

Following our previous workshops (CEMAM in 2013, COMINT in 2015), COHMAS Laboratory organizes a workshop in the field of composite materials with the theme of “Shaping the future with composite materials”. This workshop provides a high-level forum to discuss the latest development of composite science and technology. A number of high-caliber professors, researchers, engineers and industry practitioners will share their knowledge, expertise and experience in their respective fields of expertise.

The workshop will be organized around the following areas:

Addressing the needs for Composite Industry 4.0
Imagining new applications in energy and transportation sectors
Improving composites through big data and artificial intelligence
Inventing new concepts for composite assemblies and large structures
Building a composite industry

Due to the ongoing events with COVID-19 around the globe, this workshop will be held virtually on ZOOM from May 24 to 27, 2021.

To make sure we accommodate speakers from various parts of the world, the workshop will take place in the afternoon, approximately between 2 PM to 7 PM KSA. The exact schedule will be provided soon after we get all confirmations from the speakers.

To maximize interaction, the virtual workshop will include keynote presentations, regular live presentations, round tables animated by key experts in the field, poster sessions from both young students and accomplished researchers, and a special event with the opportunity to discover the History and Heritage of Saudi Arabia.

For further queries, please contact: Prof Gilles Lubineau (gilles.lubineau@kaust.edu.sa)​​​​​​​