Events & Dates

Swiss SAMPE Conference 2023

Event Location:

ETH Zurich, Zentrum Campus

The Swiss SAMPE Chapter, the ETH Zürich and Composites United Switzerland are very pleased to invite you to the 10th Technical Conference of the Swiss SAMPE Chapter


Material Makes the Difference – Sustainable and New Approaches in Fibre-Composites



09:00 Registration & Coffee
09:30 Opening address
Hans-Jürg Gysin, President Swiss SAMPE Chapter
Prof. Dr. Paolo Ermanni & Dr. Georgios Pappas, ETH Zürich, CMAS Lab
09:40 Keynote: Circularity from Design to Production in Aircraft Industry
Dr. Christian Keun, CompriseTec GmbH, President of SAMPE global
10:10 Sustainability of Arch Network Bridges with CFRP Hangers
Dr. Andreas Winistörfer, CEO Carbo-Link AG
10:40 Coffee Break
11:00 Innovative Adhesive Technologies for Sustainable Composite design: an optimisation perspective

Dr. Claudio Di Fratta, Sika AG

11:30 Approaching Net Zero with Bio-based Sandwich Structures using Balsa Core Materials
Hannes Eggenschwiler, 3A Composites Core Materials / Airex AG
12:00 Lunch & Networking
13:00 Cellulose Nano-fibrils and Bacterial Cellulose – Sustainable Alternatives for High-strength Rigid Boards
Dr. Thomas Geiger, Empa
13:30 Thin-ply Thermoplastic Composites for Sustainable and Adaptable Lightweight Structures
Dr. Georgios Pappas, ETH Zürich, CMAS Lab
14:00 3D Printing with Liquid Crystal Polymers
Dr. Raphael Heeb, NematX AG
14:30 Coffee Break
14.50 Student Contest
Swiss preselection for the upcoming SAMPE Europe Student Seminar 20234 students will compete presenting their work (PhD, MSc/BSc)
15:50 Closing Remarks & Announcement Student Contest Winner
Hans-Jürg Gysin, President Swiss SAMPE Chapter
16:00 Guided Tour of CMAS Lab in Groups
17:00 Apéro & Networking

See the attached flyer for the agenda and further information


The registration is free of charge for SAMPE Members, ETHZ/EPFL/Empa Members, Participants from Composites United Switzerland, including Member Companies and Institutes, and Students (Bachelor, Master and PhD Students from Swiss Universities and Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences).

Non-members should sign up to SAMPE Europe before registration to the conference at