About the Conference
You'll make invaluable contacts at the 2019 Carbon Fiber Conference.
CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2019 conference will provide an objective, comprehensive forum to discuss new developments for carbon fibers in emerging industrial markets, such as wind energy, marine, and construction, as well as in traditional markets, such as aerospace and sporting goods. Discussions will focus on methods to streamline manufacturing costs in both industrial and aerospace applications and the outlook for consumption in markets with significant potential for growth.
Carbon Fiber is pleased to announce the 2019 Conference Chairs!
Merlin Theodore is the Director of the Carbon Fiber Technology Facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville Tennessee. She earned her B.S. in chemical engineering, M.S. in mechanical engineering, and her Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at Tuskegee. Merlin earned her B.S. in chemical engineering, M.S. in mechanical engineering, and her Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at Tuskegee. Along the way she has worked for Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Georgia Tech, and Universal Technology Corporation (UTC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a research scientist and laboratory manager.
She also established a laboratory and promoted organizational excellence at startup SGL Automotive Carbon Fiber, one of the largest carbon fiber production facilities in the United States. To read more about Merlin and her role with Oak Ridge, you can click here.
Jeff Sloan has been editor-in-chief of CompositesWorld since 2006, overseeing and managing all editorial content deployed by the brand into its print, digital and in-person channels. CompositesWorld provides its audience global coverage of emerging and established materials and technologies used in the design, tooling, fabrication and finishing of composite parts and structures. CompositesWorld’s audience includes designers, fabricators and OEMs in the aerospace, automotive, defense, marine, energy, industrial and consumer end markets. Prior to joining CompositesWorld, Jeff worked for a decade as editor and then publisher of several trade publications serving the plastics processing industry. Jeff is a 1990 graduate of Colorado State University and holds a degree in technical journalism. He lives in southern Colorado and has three kids and one wife.