The JEC Group reports that R. Byron Pipes, a professor and member of the National Academy of Engineering (1987) and the Royal Society of Engineering Sciences of Sweden (1995), will deliver a keynote address, ‘Manufacturing Innovation and the Future of Composites’ at the JEC Americas composites show.

The show, which takes place in Houston, USA, from 2–5 June, will focus on the oil & gas, aerospace and automotive industries, with particular attention to electrical & electronics, thermoplastic resins, wind energy, equipment, marine, robots, building & construction, transportation, green composites and consumer goods.

Renowned leader

‘We are excited to have R. Byron Pipes as one of our keynote speakers at this year’s event,’ stated Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, JEC group president and CEO. ‘Dr. Pipes is a renowned leader in the field of composite materials science and simulation.’

R. Byron Pipes will serve as the director of indiana design and simulation technology area for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), an anticipated US$259 million initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). The goal of IACMI is to develop composite technologies to enable the next generation of energy-efficient vehicles and wind energy and compressed-gas storage technologies. 

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