International Composite Research Centre

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Thank you for visiting the International Composite Research Centre (ICRC) website.

The ICRC is an entity of the Faculty of Engineering at Western University with members from several faculties within Western and from other universities across Canada and around the globe. Learn more about ICRC.

With 11 researchers combining varied knowledge and expertise, ICRC works to provide a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment for fundamental and applied research in the manufacturing and application of polymer composites – promoting the accelerated adoption of these materials in the automotive (and other) industries. Learn more about our research expertise.

The primary academic function of the ICRC is to facilitate the training of graduate students to conduct research, develop technology and transfer knowledge in fields associated with the processing and application of polymer composite materials. Learn more about graduate opportunities here.

Researchers and students have access to state-of-the-art equipment in the new Fraunhofer Project Centre @ Western (FPC) - a long-term research collaboration between Western University and the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Pfinztal, Germany. This joint venture represents the first comprehensive initiative between a Canadian university and an institute of Fraunhofer.