Smart Composite Structures – Applications in Offshore Energy Generation – Presented by Monssef Drissi-Habti, The French Institute for Transport, IFSTTAR

Monssef Drissi-Habti, IFSTTAR, will speak at 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, on April 17, during the 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.


What drives you?

Research, Innovation, lobbying, exchange of ideas and projects set-ups …

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

Research aspects that will be presented is a summary of interesting results on a very challenging topics related to offshore energy generation. I think that researchers can easily identify future ideas for 4D-Printing projects that hopefully we would share.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Smart structural composite materials are key materials for the future … All aspects included … Parent composiute materials … Sensors (from nano to macro) … Placement … Durability …

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

To ease get better structures that can last for decades with minimum maintenance whatever targeted application …

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Lack of funding and lack of joint projects … Europen partners should be active and pro-active.

“Special Quote”

Let’s make European research on advanced materials great again

About Monssef Drissi-Habti

Monssef DRISSI-HABTI is Research Professor at IFSTTAR. His original field is ceramic composite compositeds (CMCs) for aerospace. He worked in Japan (1995-1999) as researcher in NIRI Nagoya, then as Professor at the University of Tokyo, while being member of S&T Club of the French Embassy in Japan. He worked until 2003 at Brown University (USA). His experience includes CMCs for thermal protection of space crafts (European Space and Japanese Space Programs!. His current research is focusing on smart composite materials in offshore wind-energy generation, transports, smart cities and. He is the author of about 90 scientific papers.

About The French Institute for Transport, IFSTTAR

IFSTTAR is a major player in the European research on the city and the territories, transportation and civil engineering.

The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks, born on January 1st 2011, from the merger of INRETS and LCPC, is a Public Institution of a Scientific and Technical Nature, under the joint supervision of the Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition, and the Ministry of Education, Higher Education , Research and Innovation.

About 3D Printing Event

On April 16 and April 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, will host a two-day 3D Printing Event focused on the entire 3D Printing manufacturing value chain from design to end product. The event will include five dedicated conferences and an exhibition.

  • April 16 – 3D Printing Materials Conference – topics: polymers (new materials), metals and multi materials used in 3D Printing
  • April 16 – 3D Design & Engineering Conference
    – topics: 3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools,
    Reverse engineering, Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering, Topology
    Optimization, Blockchain & more
  • April 17 – 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference – topics: All actions that are performed after parts are removed from a 3D printer – issues, solutions & future trends.
  • April 17 – AM Integrated Factory Conference
    – topics: Hybrid manufacturing, Implementation of AM systems as part of
    an end-to-end production workflow, Implementation of AM systems in the
    ‘traditional’ production processes
  • April 17 – 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference
    – topics: 4D Printing from idea to full functionality, Smart materials,
    Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering
  • April 16-17 – Exhibition – Companies active in 3D Printing related fields will be present to showcase the latest developments.

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