APESS 2020

APESS 2020 is the 13th Asia-Pacific-Euro Summer School on Smart Structures Technology, held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. The program is intended for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in civil and mechanical engineering, and related disciplines.

Through this intensive 3-week program of coursework, lectures, labs and site visits, students will learn about smart structures technology in an interactive setting. The curriculum will address the hardware, software, data informatics, and applications of smart structures technology. Laboratory experiences and site visits will extend knowledge beyond the classroom, providing students with practical, first-hand experience.

In the past APESS has helped students and researchers gain a broad set of skills normally not covered in the school curriculum. Numerous of the alumni of the summer school have gone on to become faculty members and industry leaders. The first edition of APESS was held in KAIST, South Korea in 2008 with the latest held at Rome in 2019.

Social and non-academic activities will round out the experience, providing opportunities for interaction with fellow students, speakers, and faculty in relaxed settings.

Link to APESS 2020