Composites at Lake Louise 2019

An ECI Conference Series

November 10-14, 2019
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Alberta, Canada

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About This Conference

Composites at Lake Louise (CALL) is a unique forum for exploring the state-of-the-art and future challenges pertaining to complex materials systems, ranging from structural composites to multi-functional materials used in device technological, engineering, and biomedical applications.

CALL strives to bring together researchers with diverse and multi-disciplinary expertise in an inspiring venue nestled in the spectacular Canadian Rockies.  Here invitees share, discuss, and learn about the latest innovations, discoveries, and scientific quests.

For CALL 2019, we invite the submission of abstracts covering a broad range of crosscutting topics, including the design, formulation, synthesis, fabrication, characterization, and performance assessment of complex materials systems.  The objective of the CALL conference is to assemble leading experts from diverse disciplinary fields who represent emerging fields of study that rely on innovative deployments of complex materials systems and novel materials design concepts for achieving next generation functionality.

The conference promotes immersive deliberations with the intents to accelerate forward thinking in current focal areas of science and technology related to complex materials systems and composites.  These areas could include materials for structurally integrated energy conversion and storage, more sustainable processing and materials options, sensing and health monitoring, mechanics of complex systems, and materials design for biomedical applications.  At this time, comprehensive submissions are encouraged with the intent of identifying arising materials challenges and emerging fields of study.

Confirmed Speakers

Christopher Apblett, Sandia National Laboratories
Ray Baughman, University of Texas at Dallas
Jeffrey Baur, US Air Force
Paul Braun, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Geoff Brennecka, Colorado School of Mines
Paul Clem, Sandia National Laboratories
Brett Compton, University of Tennessee
Dean DeLongchamp, NIST
John Dorgan, Michigan State University
Yuris Dzenis, University of Nebraska
Melissa Grunlan, Texas A&M University
Rong-Ming Ho, National Tsing Hua University
Linn Hobbs, MIT
Alan Hurd, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nobuhito Imanaka, Osaka University
John Kieffer, University of Michigan
Trudy Kriven, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mark Losego, Georgia Institute of Technology
Peter Ma, University of Michigan
Michael McAlpine, University of Minnesota
John Nychka, University of Alberta
Boaz Pokroy, Technion
Ian Reaney, University of Sheffield
Oren Regev, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Kenneth Reifsnider, University of Texas at Arlington
Ivar Reimanis, Colorado School of Mines
Connie Roth, Emory University
Daniel Schmidt, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Meisha Shofner, Georgia Institute of Technology
Erik Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories
Lia Stanciu, Purdue University
Nicole Steinmetz, University of California San Diego
Alejandro Strachan, Purdue University
Svetlana Sukhishvili , Texas A&M University
Ned Thomas, Rice University
Marek Urban, Clemson University
Yong Wang, University of Missouri Kansas City
Hidenori Yahiro, Ehime University


Conference Organization

John Kieffer, Univ. of Michigan
Erik Spoeke, Sandia National Laboratories
Meisha Shofner, Georgia Instit. of Technology

Conference Venue


In a park full of stunning places, Lake Louise could well take the top prize.  This lake in the Rocky Mountains has become one of the most photographed landscapes in Canada and is symbolic of the quintessentially Canadian mountain scene.  It is located about 60 km northwest of Banff.  The closest international airport is in Calgary.  The lake (about 2.5 km long and 90 meters deep) itself is a robin-egg blue, surrounded by a mountainous amphitheater of overwhelming beauty.  The Victoria Glacier is at the far end, while Mount Temple and the surrounding mountains paint a natural picture that could not be more aesthetically pleasing.    The lake is 5 km from the small town of the same name – about a 45 minute walk along a footpath.   The park is a year round playground in the Canadian wilderness, combining wild alpine beauty with first class amenities.   A four season recreational area offers everything from downhill skiing/snowboarding to hundreds of miles of mountain trails.

Located in the heart of Banff National Park and within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise resort hotel (a AAA Four Diamond Award Hotel) is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism.

The Chateau features a Mountain Heritage Program which will take you on a journey and explain how this hotel has become an icon of Canadian identity for more than 100 years.

The hotel has six restaurants, including the Fairview Dining Room (North American cuisine), Walliser Stube (Swiss menu with international accents), Poppy Brasserie (casual dining for the family), Lago (Italian cuisine), Lakeview Lounge (featuring afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks, and light meals), and the Glacier Saloon (informal fare and beverages in the Western tradition). In addition, the Chateau Deli has soup, sandwiches and snacks and is open 24 hours.   The hotel features high speed internet access, spa, health club, an indoor heated pool, and a full business center.

All rooms offer these features:  alarm clock/radio, cable television (with pay movies and video games), video express check out, ceiling fan and windows that open for fresh air, coffee maker and kettle, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, telephone with voice mail, data line capability, and refreshment center.

High speed internet is free for members of the Fairmont President’s Club. The President’s Club, Fairmont’s guest rewards program, offers a number of other benefits as well. Details are available on their web site.  To receive free Internet access and other benefits during your stay, enroll in the Fairmont President’s Club. Enrollment is free – sign up here:

The hotel has a Health Club with its indoor heated pool, whirlpool, and steam room (6:30 am – 11L00 pm) and a spa.

There are a myriad of outdoor activities available to guests.

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Travel Information

Shuttle buses from Calgary Airport to Lake Louise

Note: Information is provided for your convenience.  ECI has no agreement with any shuttle company.

We suggest that you check the shuttle timetable prior to booking your flight.

Brewster Banff Airport Express (

Reservations: Phone: 1-877-625-4372 or 1-403-762-6767 or on the website.

Brewster offers free Wifi on their buses.

Reservations are required for all pick-up locations.

Prices do not include GST, National Park entry fees*, or driver gratuities.

By Private Vehicle

Should you decide to travel by private vehicle, you can expect that the trip will take approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes.

–       Take the only exit road leaving Calgary Airport (it becomes Barlow Trail)
–       Take Barlow Trail South to 16th Avenue
–       Make a right (to the west) onto 16th Avenue
–       16th Avenue becomes the TransCanada Highway 1, which takes you to Banff (approximately 45-60 minutes)
–       Stop at the Banff National Park Gates to obtain your Park Pass (*fee charged)
–       Continuing on the TransCanada Highway, follow signs for Lake Louise
–       Approximately 40-45 minutes past the town of Banff, take the turn-off for Lake Louise
–       Turn left at the intersection, proceed through 2 stop signs, and continue on this road for 2.4 miles.

*Banff National Park, like most national and historic parks throughout the Canadian Rockies, operates on a fee based system to support the maintenance of the parks.  A park pass is required when entering the park.  Park passes are determined based on the number of people travelling and the type of vehicle entering the park.  The pass must be displayed on the left side of the vehicle dashboard.  A daily pass is valid until 4 pm following the day of entry.  A Discovery Pass is valid for one year from the date of purchase.  (The annual pass is approximately the same price as the pass for seven days and allows unlimited opportunities to visit 27 participating national parks and 77 national historic sites and national marine conservation areas in Canada for a period of 12 months.)

The following definitions apply to entry and service fee categories unless otherwise specified:

Adult:    Person 17 to 64 years of age
Senior: Person 65 years of age or over
Family/Group: Up to seven people arriving at the national park in a single vehicle.

Please check this web site for current park fees.

Conference Fees and Registration

Coming soon!

General Information about ECI

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The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

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