German president learns of successful DLR@UBC partnership during visit to UBC

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited UBC on April 25, 2023. Anoush Poursartip, Co-Director of Composites Knowledge Network (CKN), welcomed His Excellency and the German Delegation in his role as UBC lead of the DLR@UBC partnership. Anoush shared the success of the partnership, which has been in action for eight years and continues to grow stronger. Currently, over 30 researchers are actively engaged in eight projects.

During the visit, Stephen Atkinson, a MASc Graduate Student, presented the DLR-NRC-UBC collaborative project on Thermoplastic Composites Continuous Resistance Welding, sharing both technical details and memories of his recent two-month research exchange trip in Augsburg.

A big thanks to all involved with the DLR-NRC-UBC project, specifically Heinz Voggenreiter (DLR lead of DLR@UBC) and his DLR colleagues, and Ali Yousefpour and his NRC colleagues.

For more information, read the news story issued by UBC.