Composites at Lake Louise 2019

An ECI Conference Series

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

Visitor Visa for Canada

Pre and Post-Conference Hotel Reservations

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Max Poster Size:  1 meter wide and 1.5 meters high

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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
David Bahr, Purdue University
Ray Baughman, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
Jeffrey Baur, U.S. Air Force
Gregory Beaucage, University of Cincinnatti
Dan Berrigan, U.S. Air Force
Stephane Bordas, University of Luxembourg
Paul Braun, University of Illinois at Urbana
Geoff Brennecka, Colorado School of Mines
Candace Chan, Arizona State University
Paul Clem, Sandia National Labs
Brett Compton, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Dean Delongchamp, NIST
John Dorgan, Michigan State University
Yuris Dzenis, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Randall Erb, Northeastern University
Aaron Esser-Kahn, University of Chicago
Jeremiah Gassensmith, University of Texas at Dallas
Timothy Gross, Corning, Inc.
Jay Hanan, Oklahoma State University
Rong-Ming Ho, National Tsing Hua University
Linn Hobbs, MIT
Alan Hurd, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Byungil Hwang, University of South Korea
Nobuhito Imanaka, Osaka University
Daniel Inman, University of Michigan
Krishnamurthi Jayaraman, Michigan State University
John Kieffer, University of Michigan
Waltrud Kriven, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jessica Krogstad, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tim Lambert, Sandia National Labs
Mark Losego, Georgia Tech
Hongbing Lu, University of Texas at Dallas
Jodie Lutkenhaus, Texas A&M University
Peter Ma, University of Michigan
Michael McAlpine, University of Minnesota
Scott McCormack, University of California at Davis
Sergiy Minko, University of Georgia
Alexandra Mitchell, Corning, Inc.
Roger Narayan, Univ. of North Carolina/North Carolina State
John Nychka, University of Alberta
Giuseppe Palmese, Drexel University
Srikanth Pilla, Clemson University
Boaz Pokroy, Technion
Nima Rahbar, Worcester Polytechnic University
Ian Reaney, University of Sheffield
Jason Reese, Dow Chemical
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, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Dong-Kyun Seo, Arizona State University
Dov Sherman, Tel Aviv University
Moonsub Shim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Meisha Shofner, Georgia Tech
Erik Spoerke, Sandia National Labs
Vince Sprenkle, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Lia Stanciu, Purdue University
Alejandro Strachan, Purdue University
Svetlana Sukhushvili, Texas A&M University
Edwin Thomas, Rice University
Garritt Tucker, Colorado School of Mines
Marek Urban, Clemson University
Yong Wang, University of Missouri at Kansas City
Herbert Wolter, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISCHidenori Yahiro, Ehime University
Namiko Yamamoto, Penn State University


Conference Organization

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

Major Sponsors

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Abstract Submission

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.

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
  • Materials design for biomedical applications

Comprehensive submissions are encouraged with the intent of identifying arising materials challenges and emerging fields of studies. Only a limited number of oral presentation slots are available. Thus all submissions for oral sessions will be considered for both oral and poster presentation.

Deadline for abstracts for oral presentations:             Closed

Deadline for abstracts for poster presentations:         Closed

Max Poster Size:  1 meter wide and 1.5 meters high

Abstracts of approximately 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadlines noted above.  The abstract should include both the significance of the research as well as results that will be discussed in order to allow a scientific assessment of the work by the organizers.

Please indicate the area for which you are submitting your abstract, or else select “poster presentation”.

All abstracts should be submitted electronically and submissions must follow the template provided at this link.

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.

Canadian Visa Information

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


Register on or before November 1, 2019 Register after

November 1, 2019

Select One (during registration process)    
Participant Registration (includes conference fee, Sunday welcome reception and seven coffee breaks.)
You will select your hotel room type below.
US $900.00 US $1100.00
Bona fide Graduate Student (includes conference fee, Sunday welcome reception and all coffee breaks.)

You will select your hotel room type below.
(Those in this category must send proof of current status – copy of current Student ID can be faxed to 1-212-514-6030 or emailed to

US $500.00 US $600.00
Select One (during registration process)
(You will have an option to pay full hotel stay
or first night’s deposit and pay remainder to hotel upon departure.)
Fairmont Single Room (per night; additional fee for guest(s) staying in room) (Room rate is per night and includes room/breakfast/lunch, gratuity and hotel service charge.) US $288.00 US $288.00
Fairmont Mountainside Single Room (per night; additional fee for guest(s) staying in room) (Room rate is per night and includes room/breakfast/lunch, gratuity and hotel service charge.) US $327.00 US $327.00
Fairmont Lakeview Single Room (per night; additional fee for guest(s) staying in room) (Room rate is per night and includes room/breakfast/lunch, gratuity, and hotel service charge.) US $405.00


US $405.00


Fairmont Sharing Room (per night, sharing room with another participant (cannot be a guest). (Room rate is per night and includes room/breakfast/lunch, gratuity, and hotel service charge.)  Note – if unable to be matched as a share, participant must pay single rate. US $195.00 US $195.00
No Hotel (per day of attendance) (This includes breakfast and lunches with group.) US $135.00 US $135.00
Optional Event Tickets    
Dinner Tickets may be purchased for redemption in the Fairmont Hotel restaurants for Sunday, Monday and Wednesday only as Tuesday banquet ticket is separate.

(Dinner ticket value CAD $105.00)

You will need 1 ticket per person per night or you may pay directly at the restaurant.

US $82.00 US $82.00
Tuesday’s Banquet

(Banquet is not included in the registration package.)

US $115.00 US $115.00
Guest Registration
(All guests must register.)
Guest Registration (reception, breakfasts, and lunches with group) The fee includes occupancy of Fairmont bedroom with participant, breakfast, welcome reception, lunches.  If desired, dinner and banquet tickets should be purchased separately.

All guests must register.

US $482.50 US $482.50
Guest Registration (breakfast and lunches only with group) The fee includes occupancy of bedroom with participant, breakfasts and lunches. If desired, dinner and banquet tickets should be purchased separately.

All guests must register.

US $422.50 US $422.50

If you plan to bring children to the conference, please contact ECI ( for pricing.

Conference Registration

You will need a login name and password to register for ECI conferences through our online system. If you have been a recent participant at an ECI conference or have submitted an online application or request for information about an ECI Conference, you may already have an account with us. If you know your login information, please use it. If you are not sure whether you already have a login and password, please click on automated password retrieval and enter your e-mail address before creating a new account. If we don’t have a valid email address on file for you, a pop up window will appear stating that no records were found. Click “OK” and then follow the instructions to create a new account. If you have any questions or experience any difficulties, please email

Pre-and Post-Conference Reservations

If you are planning to arrive early (before November 10 or to stay after the conference (after November 14), you MUST make hotel reservations directly with the hotel.  Use the appropriate form on THIS PAGE to make your reservations.

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties, please email

Special Notes for Payment

Special Notes and Payment Instructions

We suggest that you register as soon as possible to be certain that you will have a hotel room at the conference rate.  Late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis.

All participants are encouraged to register before November 1, 2019.  There is a discounted price for registering before this date and hotel space cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after this date.  Your registration is not officially confirmed until we receive payment of the amount due.  ECI reserves the right to cancel your room registration if payment is not received. Your invoice/receipt will automatically be e-mailed upon of receipt of your registration.  Should you need a signed receipt, please contact Kathy Chan (

Because of contractual guarantees made with the hotel for room and meal functions, no shows, late arrivals, missed meals and early departures cannot receive fee adjustments.  If you have a disability and may require accommodation in order to participate fully in this conference, please indicate this when you register. An ECI representative will contact you to discuss your specific needs. If you have special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian or a food allergy), please make a note on your registration.  The chef needs to know this information in advance if we are to accommodate you. ECI will attempt to accommodate special requests such as Kosher or Halal meals, but such meals may not be available at all conference sites. The participant must pay any additional costs for special meal requests to ECI.

Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Amex), check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars, payable to ENGINEERING CONFERENCES INTERNATIONAL. Checks or money orders in any other currencies are NOT ACCEPTABLE.  Payment must be made on the web site except for those who are sending payment by wire transfer or have a purchase order from their company/institution.

WIRE TRANSFER PAYMENT: If you are planning to make payment by wire transfer, please contact ECI for the bank information. You must add $30 to cover ECI bank charges. Please reference your full name and the conference title.  Either fax a copy of your bank transfer papers to ECI (Fax: +1-212-514-6030) or email a scanned copy to  This is very important – otherwise it is extremely difficult to trace your payment and you may not receive a receipt prior to the conference.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received by ECI in writing at least 28 days prior to the start of the conference in order for a full refund (less a processing fee) to be considered. The ECI auditors require that refunds for all conference cancellations be processed after the conference so that the necessary back-up information (e.g., hotel list of those in-house) can be attached to the refund request and ECI can verify that the hotel has not charged a cancellation fee.

Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellations received more than 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a processing fee of 4% of the total fee, plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 15 – 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $250 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 8 – 14 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $500 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the conference start date.
  • No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather or travel disruptions/cancellations.

Registrations may be transferred without incurring any penalty or cancellation fee.

Denied or delayed visa

If a participant is forced to cancel due to a denied or delayed entry visa, ECI will issue a full refund provided that ECI has been notified of a potential visa issue at least four weeks prior to the conference start date.

Change of payment method

If an attendee who has already paid the conference fee with a credit card requests that the fee be refunded to that card so that it can be paid in a different manner (e.g., charged to an alternate credit card, or paid via check or bank transfer), a processing fee of 4% of the total fee amount will apply.


It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of ECI to alter the content and timing of the program or the identity of the speakers. In the unfortunate circumstance that an event is cancelled, ECI is not liable for any costs incurred by participants in connection with their attendance.

Smoking is prohibited at ECI conferences and conference functions.

Should you have specific questions regarding your registration, please contact Kathy Chan (

Final Program

Pleas use THIS LINK to view the final program and posters.

Register Now!

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General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

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.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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