Composites United, Joby Aviation Join IACMI’s Winter 2021 Virtual Members Meeting

February 01 (2021

IACMI members and partners are in for a special presentation from international industry thought-leader Dr. Gunnar Merz during our Winter 2021 Virtual Members Meeting, happening February 16-18.

Dr. Merz serves as the CEO of Composites United, one of the world’s largest networks for fiber-based multi-material lightweight construction. Composites United’s mission is to promote the industrial use of hybrid high-performance lightweight construction composites and support their sustainable use.

During Dr. Merz’ presentation he’ll discuss:

• Composites United’s instrumental role in the German government’s strategy process and technology development promotion for wider implementation
• COVID-19’s influence in Germany’s composites industry and the immediate growth opportunities the country is experiencing
• Germany’s lightweight construction strategy and energy transition goals
• Various wind energy projects that showcase the practical link between lightweight construction, renewable energy production, and climate

IACMI will also welcome Joby Aviation’s Advanced Development Lead, John Geriguis to the Winter 2021 Virtual Members Meeting

Geriguis has an extensive career in executing innovative advanced methods and materials to expand current engineering, processes, product development and management boundaries to provide an asymmetric advantage.

In his presentation, he will highlight how Urban Air Mobility (UAM) promises to relieve road congestion and provide affordable shared mobility in large metropolitan areas. He’ll also outline the potential for UAM and the “must have” innovations and changes needed for the market to further succeed.

Specific to Joby Aviation, Geriguis will share on the need to reduce material costs and touch labor compared to traditional aerospace construction.

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