Anoush Poursartip has worked in composites for over forty years. Starting his career on the fatigue and failure of composites, he then focussed on the manufacturing of advanced composites structures. This work led to the founding of Convergent Manufacturing Technologies in 1998. The resulting successful application and penetration of science-based simulation to reduce risk, time, and cost in aerospace manufacturing design in turn led to the 2012 founding of the Composites Research Network, primarily supported by Boeing and the Canadian Government. Poursartip’s interests have now also broadened into the bigger concept of the digital twin, including the instrumentation and automation of composites factories. Finally, the issue of learning in the digital age affects organization big and small across all sectors. Poursartip, working with colleagues across Canada, started the Composites Knowledge Network in 2019, a Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) in Knowledge Mobilization, funded by the Canadian Government.
Poursartip is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Canada Composites Fellow (CACSMA), a SAMPE Fellow, and a World Fellow of ICCM. He has received the Medal of Excellence in Composite Materials (University of Delaware CCM) as well as the ASTM Wayne Stinchcomb Memorial Award.