Centre of Excellence for Modern Composites Applied in Aerospace and Surface Transport Infrastructure - CEMCAST

General Project Information
FP7 Programme Acronym: SP4- Capacities
Project Reference: CSA-SA- FP7-REGPOT-2009-1

Contract Type: No 245479
Start Date: 2010-04-01

End Date: 2013-04-01
Duration: 36 months

Project Status: Execution
Project Acronym: CEMCAST

Budget: 2.560.000 €

Person responsible:
Prof. Tomasz SADOWSKI

Project Description
Scientific objectives and approach:
The project aims at continuation and advancement of activities initiated in FP6 ToK project MTKD CT - 2004 014058 at the Centre for Modern Composite Materials (CMCM) created at the Lublin University of Technology (LUT). It is planned:

  • to unlock and develop the full research potential and increase research capacities of the CMCM staff in the areas comprising modelling of composite and smart materials and their applications to aerospace and transport infrastructure (pavements and airfields), also modelling and control of dynamics of structures made of composites
  • to establish new area of competence: innovative technologies for manufacturing of composites,
  • to upgrade research equipment for testing of composite materials

The project objectives will be accomplished by a coherent set of the following complementary actions: twinning collaboration, recruitment of experienced researchers, organisation of workshops and mini-symposia, participation in international conferences, purchase of equipment.
The project implementation will result in creating a leading research centre in the Middle-East part of Europe in the multidisciplinary area encompassing modelling and experimental testing of composite and smart materials and their application to aircrafts, pavements and airfields. The proposed project will strengthen co-operation with the regional industry. In terms of socio-economic aspects it will help to compensate disproportion (Lublin region is a less favoured one).

It is also envisaged that the project will increase visibility and competitiveness of the CMCM at the international level in the field of composite materials and their applications to engineering structures, resulting in deeper involvement of the CMCM in FP7 projects and better integration of the CMCM in the ERA.


Lublin University of Technology
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
40 Nadbystrzycka Str.
20-618 Lublin, Poland
tel. (+48) 81 53 84 386
e-mail: t.sadowski@pollub.pl


  1. University of Glasgow (Glasgow, Wielka Brytania),
  2. University of Aberdeen (Aberdeen, Wielka Brytania),
  3. University of Aalborg (Aalborg, Dania),
  4. Martin-Luther University, (Halle, Niemcy),
  5. University of Stuttgart, (Sztutgart, Niemcy),
  6. University of Ancona (Ankona, Włochy),
  7. University La Sapienza (Rzym, Włochy),
  8. University of Timisoara (Timisoara, Rumunia),
  9. University of Rousse (Russe, Bułgaria),
  10. National University of Athens (Ateny, Grecja),
  11. University of Porto, (Porto, Portugalia).