International Composites Research Centre (ICRC)

Based at Western University, the International Composites Research Centre (ICRC) is an entity of the Faculty of Engineering with members from several faculties within Western and from other universities across Ontario, Canada, and around the globe. Leveraging the resources and technological strengths of Western’s Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC), the ICRC focuses on applied research development spanning the entire value chain of the polymer composites market.

The primary objective of ICRC is to provide a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment for fundamental and applied research in the manufacturing and application of polymer composites – promoting the accelerated adoption of these materials in the automotive and other industries. Special focus is given to issues related to mass production of lightweight materials for the transportation sector, and sustainable products for the building materials sector.


Amit Chakma Engineering Building – Room 2410
Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
N6A 5B9

Areas of Expertise

Thermoplastics for automotive applications
Polymer chemistry
Interfacial properties
Material characterization
Processing technology
Multi-physics modeling of the mechanical and physical response of composite materials
Process simulation and prediction of in-mold flow characteristics


Materials R&D
Process R&D

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Published: September 22, 2021

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