Tube crush: Experiment to Modelling

Welcome to the UBC Composites Group, based in the Department of Materials Engineering and the Department of Civil Engineering. The Group conducts applied and fundamental research in many areas involving advanced composite materials and structures, including processing, impact, and fracture/damage. In all areas there is a tight coupling between modelling and experimental activities. Major research funding in the form of contracts and grants is provided by various industries and governmental agencies.

Recent News

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 19, 2014
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone out there. 2014 was a great year for the world of composites and we welcome 2015 with open arms. What exciting advancements in composite materials await us in the new year!?

Leyla Farhang external Ph.D. thesis defence

October 20, 2014
Leyla Farhang externally defended her Ph.D. thesis titled “Void Evolution and Gas Transport in Out-of-Autoclave Processing of Prepregs” on September 18, 2014. Since joining the group in 2009, her time was spent determining primary gas evacuation processes in out-of-autoclave processes based on time scale analysis, characterizing bulk porosity during the cure cycle of composite laminates […]

New graduate student opportunity

October 16, 2014
We are currently seeking applications for doctoral level graduate students. For more information please see our Careers page.

Anoush Poursartip honoured with the ASTM International Wayne W. Stinchcomb Award

September 12, 2014
Dr Anoush Poursartip, Director of the Composites Research Network, and Professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia has been awarded the ASTM International Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Lecture and Award at the American Society for Composites 29th Technical Conference, 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials and ASTM-D30 Meeting which took place September 8-10, […]

10th Canada-Japan Workshop on Composites – August 19th-21st, 2014

February 20, 2014
The Composites Research Network (CRN) is hosting the 10th Canada-Japan Workshop on Composites in Vancouver on August 19th-21st, 2014. For more information please visit the Canada-Japan workshop website.