About us

History of SAMPE Switzerland

SSC was founded in 1985 by initiative Swiss people with former US SAMPE membership; it fulfils the demands of an association according to Swiss laws. From the beginning it has been a challenge to cross the language border, especially between the Romandie and the German part of Switzerland; our official language within SSC though is English.
The main interest of our members concentrates still on fiber reinforced plastics (FRP). Nevertheless we are open for any kind of advanced materials and processes like ceramics, metallic composites, surface engineering, computer modeling and simulation, often related in a way to transportation industry (from railroad to spacecraft). Networking on a technical but also on a social basis is one of our most important goals. Many of our members have also strong ties to other engineering or materials oriented associations.
On the international level our members have always been keen to play an active role; special merit has been attained by the conference organization within SAMPE Europe. On the basis of the new by-laws of SAMPE Europe (1999) we have applied in June 2000 for the granting of a charter for an official Swiss SAMPE Chapter.

SAMPE Bodies

Headquarters of SAMPE is in the US, represented by the International President resp. the International Board. In Europe we have a SAMPE Europe President for a period of two years, followed as his successor by the Vice President (normally of another country).
In the SAMPE Europe Board the executive body of six officers is completed by the national delegates of the different SAMPE country associations.
The Swiss SAMPE Chapter (SSC) has a board of three people, namely the president, the vice president and the treasurer, who is assisted by two controllers. Our organizational rules are governed by the SSC By-Laws.

Organization and Events of Swiss SAMPE Chapter

In SSC we focus our activities on two meetings a year; the official membership meeting in fall includes the reports of the treasurer and the controllers.
These meetings are currently organized together with an industrial company or an academical institute, giving thus the opportunity to catch first hand information on relevant topics of our members. Besides, we have a formal part for SSC affairs and a technical part with an institutionalized "SAMPE Platform" for technical highlights.

International Level

Swiss SAMPE members are very active on international conferences. Mark Erath is the responsible manager of the annual International SAMPE Europe Conference in spring (in the last years successfully organized in Paris, together with JEC, Joint European Composites). Industrial and scientific contributions of Switzerland have been given always in the order of five to ten papers.
In the students conference which precedes the international conference we have normally a delegation of two young people, achieving often outstanding results with their well prepared presentations.
Ernst Schiantarelli is advisory member of the financial committee within the SAMPE International Board. 

News

20-11-2017

Call for Papers - Conference 2018 Southampton

SAMPE Europe seeks high quality technical papers that focus on advanced... Read more

17-11-2017

SAMPE Europe 2017 Conference Stuttgart succesful

SAMPE Europe's third conference and exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany was a... Read more

19-10-2017

54th SSC Meeting 2017

Dear SSC-Colleagues, The Swiss SAMPE Chapter board and ETHZ Complex... Read more

11-10-2017

SAMPE Bridge Building Contest 2018 - CALL

Dear Colleagues, The Bridge Building Contest 2018 of Swiss SAMPE Chapter... Read more

24-07-2017

SAMPE Europe - Summit Conference Paris 2018

SAMPE Europe - Summit Conference Paris 2018 – Monday 5 March Monday 5... Read more

14-07-2017

BOOK NOW: November 2017, STUTTGART

  SAMPE EUROPE CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 2017 STUTTGART  ... Read more

1-05-2017

Call for Papers - Conference 17 Stuttgart

Call for papers  ADVANCED MATERIALS & PROCES ENGINEERING•... Read more

12-04-2017

SAMPE Europe at JEC World 2017

Another beautiful spring week in Paris where we had our 3rd SAMPE Europe... Read more

12-04-2017

SAMPE Japan and China visiting Europe

Both SAMPE Japan and China groups attended our SAMPE 2017 SUMMIT in Paris.... Read more

12-04-2017

SE SUMMIT 17 Paris "Visions on Composites"

Mid March our 3rd SUMMIT was an event not to miss. The amount of the people... Read more