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CAMX University Research Symposium

Ryan McDermott (Middle) receiving 1st prize at University Research Symposium

October 16, 2018

Texas State Graduate - Ryan McDermott Wins 1st Prize at CAMX University Research Symposium


Ryan McDermott’s research work was recognized October 16th 2018 following his presentation given at CAMX Dallas. CAMX (The Composites and Advanced Materials) is an all-encompassing organization focused on the global advancements concerning composites and other advanced materials. This national event joins together ACMA (American Composite Manufacturers Association) and SAMPE (Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering) organizations bringing a panel of well-versed industry experts together to determine this year’s top advancements for undergraduate, masters, and PhD research. Ryan’s thesis presentation Affordable Advanced Thermal Protection System Composite Using Needle Punched (2.5D) Silica Fabrics, summarizes his research developing a cost-effective way to improve the ablative properties of silica fiber reinforced composites. Ryan advanced through three rounds of competition; being judged on his abstract, written presentation, and his presentation in front of a panel closed off to the public. Following the presentation and questions about his work he won the 1st Prize at University Research Symposium - Master Division. Dr. Jitendra S Tate served as major thesis advisor for Ryan.