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Peace Pavilion Project Receives Most Creative Application Award

peace pavilion

A team from the Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility (FCMF) at the University of Tennessee received the Most Creative Application Award at The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) last week for the Peace Pavilion in Oak Ridge they helped manufacture in 2018.

The award is presented to the composites product that showcases composites use in a unique, new application, or uses composites’ attributes in imaginative, innovative, or artistic ways. The composites product should show evidence of significantly replacing traditional materials, or show innovative use or refinement of existing composites materials that impacts current or new markets.

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On hand to receive the award were (l-r) Alex Stiles (PhD Candidate, UT), Pritesh Yeole (PhD Candidate, UT), Stephen Sheriff (Research Associate II, UT), Dr. Uday Vaidya (Governor’s Chair, UT) Emily King (IACMI), Joannie Harmon (IACMI), IACMI representatives, John Hopkins (CEO, IACMI).

The Pavilion, built in collaboration with IACMI, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Highland Composites, holds the International Friendship Bell, 8,000 pounds of bronze cast with images that symbolizes the peace and friendship shared by Japan and Oak Ridge. It’s made of seventeen 33-feet long, unique carbon fiber intensive arched beams that provide a unique architecture and highlight the bell.

CAMX is North America’s largest composites and advanced materials expo. It brings together the ideas, science, and business connections that are creating the materials and products of the future.

For more information on the Peace Pavilion and International Friendship Bell, visit