1st ICONIC Project Meeting at Politecnico di Torino (Italy), 4-5th May 2017
We recently ran our 1st ICONIC Project Meeting at Politecnico di Torino in central Turin (Italy) from 4-5th May 2017. This meeting followed on a workshop on 2nd May and the mid-term review meeting of our partner ITN project FULLCOMP on 3rd May at Politecnico di Torino. We could welcome representatives from almost all beneficiaries, […]
EASN and Bernal Institute Newsletters highlight ICONIC work
In the April 2017 edition of the newsletter of ICONIC’s partner organisation EASN, the work within the project has been highlighted. In the same month, the Bernal Institute Newsletter featured the ICONIC work conducted at ICONIC beneficiary University of Limerick. Check out the EASN Newsletter April 2017. Check out the Bernal Institute Newsletter April […]
ICONIC featured in BBC Newsline Northern Ireland and Belfast Telegraph
ICONIC was featured in a short video clip during BBC Newsline Northern Ireland on 1st February 2017. On the same day, a newspaper article in the Belfast Telegraph highlighted the work planned in the ICONIC project.
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, at least, 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 aims to cultivate such a new generation of young engineers, comfortable and fluent in the integration and exploitation of knowledge from diverse fields. 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) take up posts, across the UK, Ireland, Greece, Germany, Italy and Sweden, in an innovative, multidisciplinary and intersectoral structured research and training programme.
ICONIC is coordinated by Prof. Brian G. Falzon from Queen’s University Belfast.