SPE ACCE Graduate Scholarships


SPE® ACCE issues an annual call for graduate-level scholarship applications in automotive composites.  Past winners of the scholarships and their topic are listed below.  Clicking on the first-level bullets will open a writeup from that year's SPE ACCE program guide about each student winner.  Clicking on the paper titles will bring you to a copy of each paper (which can be viewed and/or downloaded) from the SPE ACCE Archives

  • 2016 Winners (research papers to be presented at the 2017 ACCE):
    • Lu Wang, University of Maine: Cellulose Nanofibrils Reinforced Polypropylene by 3D printing for Lightweighting
    • Srikanth Raviprasad, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Novel Structure-Material System to Resist High Velocity Impacts
    • Mariana Desiree Reale Batista, Michigan State University: Hybrid Cellulose Composites: Lightweight Materials for Automotive Applications
  • 2015 Winners (research papers to be presented at the 2016 ACCE):
    • Márton Kardos, University of Applied Sciences Hof: Material Characterization and Draping Simulation of Thermoplastic Prepregs: The Influence of Temperature
    • Christopher Boise, Baylor University: Investigation of Anisotropic Stiffness and CTE of Woven Composite Laminae Using Finite Elements
    • Nicholas T. Kamar, Michigan State University: Toughening Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Polymer Composites with Graphene Nanoplatelets and Block Copolymers
  • 2011 Winners (research papers presented at the 2012 ACCE):
    • David Inglefield, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityCarbon Nanotubes in Polymer Composites
    • Thomas (Tom) G. Loken, University of Wisconsin-MadisonEffects of Processing Conditions on FIber-Length Distribution in Short-Fiber Composites
  • 2010 Winners (research papers presented at the 2011 ACCE):
  • 2009 Winners (research papers presented at the 2010 ACCE):
  • 2007 Winners (research papers presented at the 2008 ACCE)