ECO-COMPASS at ICGC-9
More than one hundred participants from all over the world attended the ICGC-9. The Conference included 6 keynote speeches, 35 oral presentations and 35 posters. Prof. Xiaosu Yi, the Chinese coordinator of the ECO-COMPASS project, was invited to give a keynote speech entitled "Research & development of green composites in China and in cooperation with Europe". In his talk, he presented the results and accomplishments from the previous projects funded by the National Basic Research Program (973 Program) of China and the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation Program. He also introduced the on-going China-EU co-funded project ECO-COMPASS. The project raised great interest of the audience. Prof. Yan Li and Dr. Junjie Zhong from Tongji University have been in the research partnership with Prof. Yi in the 973 Program. They are now part of the ECO-COMPASS partnership. They gave oral presentations entitled "Applications of Plant Fiber Reinforced Composites in Aircraft Interior" and "Impact Damage Evaluation and Energy Absorption Mechanism of Flax Fiber Reinforced Composites", respectively during the Conference.
The first ICGC was organized by the Society of Materials Science in Japan and held in 2002 at Tokushima, Japan. The Conference was then held every two years in different countries.
It was decided in the ICGC Committee meeting in Kobe that the ICGC-10 will be held in 2018 in QUANZHOU, China. Prof. YI has been nominated as the Chairman of the Conference. All ECO-COMPASS community is kindly invited to participate in the Conference in the historical southeast Chinese city.