SAMPE Ibérica

Welcome to the SAMPE Ibérica Club

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) is an international organization devoted to the promotion of technical excellence in material and process engineering, totaling more than 4000 engineers, technologists and materials scientists. It has been founded in 1944 by Californian aerospace engineers with the goal to build a professional network and improve the exchange of technical information. Since those times SAMPE has spread all over the world and is divided in about 40 chapters. SAMPE has also achieved an international reputation as a registered private body.

In Europe we have activities in more than 25 countries, organized predominantly in national associations like France, Germany, Italy, and Ukraine, sometimes also in international groups like Benelux, Ibérica, or UK & Eire.

The SAMPE Ibérica Club, founded in 2016, has about 25 members, originating about 3/4 from industry and 1/4 from academia.

The main target is to enlarge with both members from Spain and Portugal by promoting SAMPE and its benefits of networking and knowledge transfer by organizing local activities.

Our ambition is to organize Live and On-line Presentations, Network Events, Tutorials, and Plant Visits for both Industry and Academic professionals and students.



Tamara Blanco Varela
Airbus Operations, S.L.
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Secretary & Treasurer

Maria Dolores Vázquez-Navarro
Boeing Research & Technology-Europe
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Students, Universities & Conferences

Xoan Xosé Fernández Sánchez-Romate
University Rey Juan Carlos
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Past President

Asier Gandarias Mintegi
Danobat S Coop
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Activities 2017 – 2021

Ibérica Speakers At SAMPE Europe Events

SAMPE Europe Summit Paris
2018   –    Ramiro Gonzalez, Carbures Civil Works & Santiago Perez-Castillo, Saertex Spain

SAMPE Europe International Conference & Exhibition

Southampton 2018
Inigo Ortiz de Mendibil Fagor Arrasate Spain
Ruben Buelga Sánchez Airbus Defence & Space Spain
Manu Motilva MTorres Spain
Asier Gandarias Mintegi Danobat (session chair) Spain
Nantes 2019
Jose Manuel Menendez Martin Airbus Operations (key-note) Spain
Asier Gandarias Mintegi Danobat (session chair) Spain
Amsterdam 2020
Jose Enrique Roman The Boeing Company (key-note) Spain
Alaitz Ruiz de Luzuriaga Cidetec Spain
Carlos Mangas Airbus Defence and Space Spain
Baden/Zürich 2021
Peio Olaskoaga IDEKO S.COOP Spain
Hamburg 2022
Isaac Loreto Gomez University Rey Juan Carlos Spain
Eduardo Gonzalo Miguel University Carlos III Spain

Guy Larnac, Ariane Group (Fr), and Arnt Offringa GKN Fokker (NL) gave presentations about the M&P point of view about Composites in Space and Aeronautics, as well as an introduction on SAMPE Europe and SAMPE Ibérica at the Materplat event Madrid 2018.

SAMPE Europe Students Seminar


  • Introduce students studying in the fields of Materials and Process Science or Engineering to SAMPE;
  • Develop a future generation of SAMPE members;
  • Create the nucleus of a future M&P network in Europe.


  • Offer students the opportunity to become acquainted with the work of their colleagues in other European countries;
  • The SAMPE Students Seminar held in conjunction with the SAMPE Europe International Conference is an excellent opportunity to show the students the SAMPE network;
  • The students program is organized in such a way that a coherent student group is formed during the conference week;
  • Students offer assistance in main SAMPE Europe Conference, and show posters of their work during the Conference.

Students are selected from European countries by the local SAMPE Chapters or Clubs, and increasingly by local student’s seminars.

Students selected by SAMPE Ibérica to represent Spain/Portugal:

  • 2018: Jordi Llobet, AMADE, Universitat de Girona, Spain
  • 2019: Xoan Xosé Fernandez Sanchez-Romate, University Rey Juan Carlos/Madrid, Spain
  • 2019: Rodrigo Tavares, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2020: Oriol Vallmajó, University of Girona, Spain
  • 2021: Antonio del Bosque García, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Professional Networks

Collaborations with other Spanish / Portuguese or international entities (associations) willing to collaborate, promote and work in the materials and processes innovation –> the main objective is the creation of a network of contacts/members and promote the interaction, collaboration, and synergies among them, taking advantage of SAMPE contacts and other Spanish / Portuguese associations:

Participation in MATERPLAT General Assembly, November 2020

MATERPLAT (Plataforma Tecnológica Española de Materiales Avanzados y Nanomateriales) We have initiated the first steps to interact with them. They are responsible for the elaboration of the document “Technological Strategy of Advanced Materials and Nanomaterials”, reflecting the technological challenges, needs, and barriers/obstacles needed on the innovation of materials and processes.

AEMAC (Asociación Española de Materiales Compuestos). Pending to define the collaboration with them.

Very active association in the promotion of composite Materials and Processes. Supported/backed up mainly by the Spanish universities. President: Jacinto Tortosa / Fidamc.