Do you want to become the ICONIC Project Manager?
Do you want to become the Project Manager of ICONIC and have the opportunity to plan and deliver research activities while working at Queen’s University Belfast? You can apply now for this opportunity using this link, until 13th November 2018. Start as early as 1st December 2018 to shape ICONIC and help ESRs to kick-start […]
ECCCS-1 promoted in EASN Newsletter October 2018
The 1st European Conference on Crashworthiness of Composite Structures (ECCCS-1), organised by the ICONIC ITN on 19-22nd November 2019 at QUB, was promoted in the October 2018 issue of the EASN Newsletter. The newsletter of EASN (European Aeronautics Science Network), a partner organisation in ICONIC, is distributed to more than 10,000 individuals from the academic, […]
2nd ICONIC Summer School and 4th ICONIC Project Meeting in Belfast
All 15 ICONIC ESRs and two affiliated PhD students participated in the 2nd ICONIC Summer School at the impressive Graduate School of Queen’s University Belfast on 27-29th August 2018. The 2nd ICONIC Summer School was centred around virtual testing and design of composite structures. The Summer School kicked off with a very interactive training […]
Promotion of ICONIC work by CRF ESRs in Italy
The two ICONIC ESRs hosted at Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A. (CRF), Ravin Garg (ESR 13) and Iman Babaei (ESR 14), promoted their ICONIC research work in a presentation and poster during the workshop on “Advanced Materials for High Growth Industries” at Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) on 3-4th October 2018. The workshop was organised by the […]
Geoffrey Neale chosen for SAMPE Europe Student Symposium
ICONIC-affiliated PhD student Geoffrey Neale from UU was selected as one of seven finalists to attend the SAMPE UK & Éire (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) Annual Students’ Seminar. The event, which was held on 5th July 2018 at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in London (UK), boasted tough […]
When state-of-the-art meets the classics – ECCM18 in Athens
My name is Denis Dalli and I am an ICONIC-affiliated PhD student based at Queen’s University Belfast. The 18th edition of the European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM18), held in Athens’ Megaron International Conference Centre on 24-28th July 2018, offered a good mixture of interesting presentations on the current hot topics in composites research, […]
ICONIC ESR Jazib Hassan is the MSCA ITN Fellow of the Week
Our ESR 10, Jazib Hassan from the University of Limerick, is this week’s MSCA ITN Fellow of the Week. This is a great achievement for Jazib and highlights his impressive research progress and dissemination & outreach activities within the ICONIC ITN.
ICONIC: Improving the Crashworthiness of Composite Transportation Structures
The European aerospace, automotive, and rail industries are committed to improving their energy efficiency to meet targets set within the EU’s climate, energy and transport policies. This is motivating the increased use of lightweight composite materials in lieu of heavier metallics. To implement this transition, these industries must reach the same level of crash performance achieved with metals, but at significantly lower weight and without increasing cost. This is viewed by industry as an exceptionally challenging goal and will require highly trained engineers. The EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network ICONIC (ICONIC ITN – Improving the crashworthiness of composite transportation structures) aims to cultivate such a new generation of young engineers.
The young engineers trained in the ICONIC ITN will be comfortable and fluent in the integration and exploitation of knowledge from fields as diverse as materials science, chemistry, computational methods, textile technology, structural design and optimisation. These researchers will acquire the skills to enable the sustainable design of a new generation of highly efficient, lightweight composite transportation structures.
A total of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) take up posts, across the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Greece, Germany, Italy and Sweden, in an innovative, multidisciplinary and intersectoral structured research, and technical and transferable skills training programme. A strong consortium from academia, large industrial enterprises and innovative SMEs supports the ICONIC ITN.
Professor Brian G. Falzon from Queen’s University Belfast (United Kingdom) coordinates the ICONIC research project, supported by the ICONIC Management Group. Contact us to learn more about the ICONIC ITN.