Recent doctoral graduate wins Best and Brightest competition

12 Feb

David J. Branscomb, right, is seen with his faculty adviser, Roy Broughton, professor emeritus in polymer and fiber engineering.

David J. Branscomb, a 2012 doctoral graduate of Auburn University’s Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering, has won the “Best and Brightest” student poster competition at the American Composites Manufacturers Association’s Composites 2013 conference in Orlando, Fla.

He was one of 15 entries from eight universities with research concentrations in composite materials.

Branscomb’s poster, “Design Process for Open Architecture Composites,” describes a process for designing and manufacturing a high strength-to-weight composite truss structure using 3D computer-aided design, finite element analysis and conventional braiding technology.

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