“Composites in the West” – Joint Apéritif

Carbon Composites Schweiz—the National Thematic Network (NTN) and the Swiss regional department of Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV)—is pleased to announce the opening of its office in western Switzerland and is organizing an technology aperitif to mark the occasion. 

The branch, which will be managed in collaboration with CCMX, the Competence Centre for Materials Science and Technology, aims to build the network of companies and research facilities involved in the area of high-performance fiber composites though members’ and working group meetings, themed days, presence at trade fairs and conferences and training opportunities.

To celebrate this expansion, we’ve asked a handful of the companies and research groups active in the field in Western Switzerland to present their work. From High-End Thermoplastic Composites to use of composites at CERN, the presentations and the following apéro will give us a chance to discuss some of the most recent applications in industry as well as future prospects showing where fundamental research and innovative ideas can take this exciting field.

The informal aperitif, offered after the talks, is an occasion to meet the speakers and explore opportunities for collaboration. Please join us!

Date & Time

Tuesday 27 March 2018
16:00 (registration) -19:30






Welcome and introduction
Stève Mérillat, Carbon Composites Schweiz, Véronique Michaud, EPFL



Research and Technology Transfer at the Composite Construction Laboratory EPFL-CCLab
Thomas Keller, CCLab, EPFL



High-end Thermoplastic Composites Made in Switzerland
Anatole Gilliot, Suprem



Joel Cugnoni; Laboratory of Applied Mechanics and Reliability Analysis, EPFL



Composites Busch: Innovation for Customer Value 
Ahmet Muderris, Composites Busch



Research and Technology Transfer at the Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites
Véronique Michaud, EPFL 



Composite Materials at CERN: Some Examples
Sandra Tavares, François Boyer, CERN



Aperitif & networking


EPFL, Innovation Park, Building QIE, room 108.1 



Please register online here. Please contact Carey Sargent in case of any question.

Participation is free of charge but we ask that you register for organizational purposes.  

Please register by Tuesday, 20 March, 2018.

Technology Aperitifs give participants the opportunity to

  • Learn more about hot materials science topics in fields of interest to industry
  • Stimulate creativity for future applications
  • Create contacts for potential partnerships
  • Network in a pleasant environment