To provide a communication forum for the engineering and scientific community in composite materials. To expedite the growth of knowledge gained from inter-disciplinary engineering and scientific research in composite materials. To promote the exploitation of the unique properties of composite materials in emerging applications.

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The next ASC conference venue will be:
Sept 23-25, 2019
ASC 34th Technical Conference
Georgia Institute of Technology

August 11-16, 2019
2019 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials
Melbourne, Australia

January 6-10, 2020
2020 AIAA Science and Technology Forum
Orlando, FL


It is with great sadness to report the passing of Dr. Keith Kedward. He was an early developer of composite materials and technologies, particularly in application to the design of aerospace structures. For many of us, he was a great friend and advisor. Keith passed away peacefully on March 15 after a long battle with cancer.

Dr. Keith Kedward Obituary

Details on the Solvay Best Student Paper Competition can be found here

American Society for Composites
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
& Engineering Mechanics
422 Kettering Laboratory
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0243


For over 30 years, the American Society for Composites (ASC) has been an organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and technology of composite materials and structures. As an all-volunteer group composed of dedicated professionals in academia, industry, national laboratories, and federal agencies, we aim to serve as the pre-eminent focal point for the technical exchange of ideas, building networks and relationships, and facilitating communication amongst individuals having a mutual interest in composites. While this is primarily achieved through the Society's annual technical conference, other opportunities to participate and be involved exist through the Technical Divisions, organization of conference sessions, and via service in leadership positions. Please join in the continued advancement of your Society which exists to serve you and the needs of the greater composites community.