AMPT and SAMPE Sign MOU to Form Collaborative Relationship

October 23, 2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020, DIAMOND BAR, CA – The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) North America, today announced that it is forming a collaborative relationship with the Advanced Material Pandemic & Future Preparedness Taskforce (AMPT). AMPT is a non-political international task force formed to coordinate and fast track advanced material solutions to address global challenges.

The collaborative relationship is strengthened by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signifying the interest of both organizations to support activities and functions of one another and to add value to the members and stakeholders in the material and processing ecosystem.

The two organizations have a vested interest in the success of the upcoming three-day SAMPE-sponsored Graphene Leadership Summit , in which Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, PhD, Director General at AMPT will present "Graphene & Advanced Materials for a Better Prepared Future | What 2020 Taught Us." She will be joined by 13 other world-renowned experts for a lively three-day summit (starting November 10th) and a free pre-summit tutorial (November 5th).  

“SAMPE is bringing together the world’s top graphene experts in a first-ever summit that empowers leaders in the composites and advanced materials industry to really understand the impact of this material in manufacturing, in our labs and in academia,” said Steve Rogers, Founder/CTO of EmergenTek and former international president of SAMPE. “AMPT has over 15 country chapters, 10 working groups and over 30 institutions all working toward building a global infrastructure and an ecosystem network that enables advanced materials to respond swiftly and effectively to solve global challenges. The collaboration of our two teams is a tremendous victory for the industry by bringing awareness of this incredible material to the minds of the composites industry leaders and influencers.”

“The world is witnessing how technological advances in materials can solve some of humanity’s most pressing challenges,” said Dr. Cinker. “Providing the materials and process engineering community with targeted, pragmatic information and dialogue about advanced materials, and namely graphene, is of utmost importance. That is why we intend to collaborate closely with SAMPE towards that goal.”

Look for the following topics during the summit:

·         Graphene . . . what is it for?
·         What is real and what is just hype?
·          How immediate is the marketplace?
·         How can it impact my business?
·         Is it prohibitively expensive?
·         How do I make sound business decisions?
·         Is it dangerous or are there processing concerns?

Media Contact:
Chris Locke


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