Technical Working Areas (TWA)
Since the inception of VAMAS, 37 TWAs have been set up, covering a wide range of pre-standards research needs for the application of advanced materials. Over 500 individuals from many research groups including reseachers from outside the original founding countries have participated in over 80 individual projects.
Typically, international collaboration takes place to agree the technical basis for test method development and, using round robin intercomparisons, the test methods are checked to ensure that consistent results are obtainable at different laboratories, and provide precision (repeatability and reproducibility) data.
- TWA 5 Polymer Composites
- TWA 16 Superconducting Materials
- TWA 30 Tissue Engineering
- TWA 32 Modulus Measurements
- TWA 33 Polymer Nanocomposites
- TWA 34 Nanoparticle Populations
- TWA 36 Organic Electronics
- TWA 38 Thermoelectric Materials
To see the list of completed TWAs, select this link.
Requests to establish a new TWA or a project within a new or existing TWA should be submitted to the VAMAS Secretary using the Activity Initiation Form. The form can be requested from the Secretariat. The Secretariat will also be happy to provide any guidance and assistance in completing the form.
For further information, please contact the VAMAS Secretary Dr. Steve Freiman (email@example.com)