Composiforum 2022


The International Industrial Forum on composite materials



Agenda (9:00 - 17:00 h)
Expert panels & Industrial round tables & Networking & Tour Aitiip Centro Tecnológico


COMPOSIFORUM is back after cancelling the previous edition due to the pandemic.

COMPOSIFORUM 2022 is the third edition of the International Industrial Forum on composite materials and their applications. This edition, organised by Cátedra Aitiip of the University of Zaragoza focuses on sustainability and circularity as strategic axes of the new economy. Prestigious speakers from the science and industrial arena will participate.

COMPOSIFORUM 2022 brings together the most exceptional experts from the Universities of Cote D’Azur and Zaragoza and research centres such as Aitiip Technology Centre as well as representatives of top companies in the market such as Airbus, EvoEnzyme, Isover-Saint Gobain, Urbaser, Aeropuerto de Teruel or Grupo Antolín to discuss the future of composites and their valorisation in sectors as aeronautical, building and automotive.

The Paraninfo hall of the University of the Zaragoza will host the third edition of the International Forum of Composites, COMPOSIFORUM, next 17th of November.


Keynote Speaker

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Mr Juan Manuel Blanchard

President. Aitiip Technology Centre.

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Speaker Gobierno de Aragón

Representative. Gobierno de Aragón.

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Speaker of Universidad de Zaragoza

Representative. Universidad de Zaragoza.

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Prof. Alice Mija

Professor of Chemistry. Université Côte d'Azur.

Prof. Alice Mija received her doctoral degrees in Sciences et Génie des Matériaux from Ecole des Mines de Paris (France) and Chemical Engineering from Technical University “Gh. Asachi” Iasi (Romania). She worked as researcher in macromolecular chemistry at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry “P. Poni” (Iasi, Romania). In 2003 she joined the University of Nice where she also completed her habilitation in Sciences Fondamentales et Appliquées.

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Dr Caroline Petiot

Senior Scientist New Materials and Processes. Airbus.

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Dr José Antonio Dieste

Engineering and Advanced Processes Manager. Aitiip Technology Centre.

Dr Jose Antonio Dieste is responsible of the robotic and automation area at AITIIP. Expert in Machining, Polishing and Robotics operation applied to plastics manufacturing. He is leading the research lines related to robotics, additive manufacturing and industry 4.0.

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Mr. Julio Vidal, PhD(c)

Composites and plastic senior researcher. Aitiip Technology Centre.

Julio Vidal is graduated in Chemistry by the Universidad de Zaragoza and holds a master in nanomaterials.

He is currently working on his doctoral thesis about advanced biomaterials and their end-of-life issues and his job in Aitiip, Technology Centre as senior researcher.

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Dr Miguel Alcalde

Co-Founder & Advisor, EvoEnzyme. Research Professor, CSIC.

The central research of Dr. Miguel Alcalde primarily focusses on the engineering of enzymes by directed evolution for a wide range of biotechnological purposes as well as synthetic biology studies for environmental, energy and industrial applications (

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Dr Natalia Alfaro

Responsible of R&D Projects. Urbaser.

Chemical engineer holding an international PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering.
Natalia has 13 years of experience in the R&D field. She has worked as researcher in the Spanish Research Centre CIEMAT, for the Aragon government and in the University of Valladolid.

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Dr Alejandro Ibrahim

CEO. Airport of Teruel.

Dr Alejandro Ibrahim is General director and manager of Aeropuerto de Teruel and has a PhD in Aeronautical Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Executive MBA from the Madrid Business Institute, Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Microsoft Institute, Economics and aviation pilot studies and instructor Aviation Security AVSEC from AESA.

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Mr Gregorio López

R&D Responsible of Mineral Wool. Isover Aislamiento, Saint Gobain

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Dr Raúl Gallego

Responsible of Advanced Materials. Grupo Antolín Ingeniería.

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  • 9:00 – 9:30Registration

  • 9:30 – 10:00Institutional Opening

    Mr Juan Manuel Blanchard, President of Aitiip Technology Centre
    Representative of Gobierno de Aragón
    Representative of Universidad de Zaragoza

  • 10:00 – 10:45Keynote Session

    To be confirmed

  • 10:45 – 11:45Sustainability Session

    Session I
    Prof. Alice Mija, Full professor of chemistry at the Nice Institute of Chemistry, Université Cote D’Azur
    Session II
    Dr Caroline Petiot, Composite Senior Scientist at AIRBUS new materials and processes
    Session III
    Dr José Antonio Dieste, Engineering and Advanced Processes Manager at Aitiip Technology Centre and Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at Universidad de Zaragoza

  • 11:45 – 12:15Networking Coffee

  • 12:15 – 13:15Circularity Session

    Session IV
    Mr Julio Vidal, PhD(c) Composites and Plastic Senior Researcher at Aitiip Technology Centre
    Session V
    Dr Miguel Alcalde, Co Funder and Advisor at EvoEnzyme and CSIC Research Professor, Institute of Catalysis of CSIC
    Session VI
    Dr Natalia Alfaro, R&D&i European Project Manager at Urbaser and Coordinator of CIRCULAR BIOCARBON Project

  • 13:15 – 14:15Roundtable on Industrial Applications

    Aeronautical Sector: Dr Alejandro Ibrahim, CEO at Teruel Airport

    Construction Sector: Mr Gregorio López, R&I Mineral Wool Responsible at Isover Aislamiento, Saint Gobain

    Automotive Sector: Dr Raúl Gallego, Advanced Materials Responsible at Grupo Antolín Ingeniería

  • 14:15 – 14:30Conclusions and closing remarks

  • 14:30 – 15:30Lunch

  • 15:30 – 17:00Transfer, visit to Aitiip Technology Centre Premises and return to Paraninfo – University of Zaragoza

  • 17:00End of the day


You can get to Zaragoza by car, bus, train, plane or on foot, as part of the Camino de Santiago, because it is located in a privileged crossroads between Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and the Basque country. It is also the gateway to Europe through the tunnel of Somport.

Zaragoza belongs to the network of cities with a high-speed train station and its Delicias Intermodal station welcomes travelers entering and leaving the city by train or bus from practically anywhere in Spain.

Zaragoza airport, which connects the city with numerous cities in Spain and Europe through various airlines, is located 10 km away from the city centre.

From Delicias Train Station

If you come to Zaragoza by train or bus you will reach the Zaragoza Delicias Intermodal Station, which is located within the city, allowing good communication with both the different neighborhoods and the airport.


Zaragoza airport is connected to the city by bus (Line 501), taxi and rent car.


From Delicias Train/Bus station

Bus Line 51 has a stop in front of Parninfo (bus stop in Paseo Pamplona, 5).

There is also a taxi rank in the Arrivals Area.

From Zaragoza Airport

Bus Line 501 departs from de Airport every 30 minutes. The trip takes 45 minutes.

To return to the airport the bus stop is in Paseo María Agustín, 7.

There is also a taxi rank.

Access from and to any point in the city:


Zaragoza’s varied accomodation options will surely fit your needs. Find below some suggestions to help you find the right place to stay during Composiforum 2022.


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