The 2nd International Conference on Frontiers of Composite Materials (ICFCM2017) was held in Melbourne Australia, during November 15-17, 2017. The aim is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to Frontiers of Composite Materials topics and provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas face-to-face. Researchers from more than 20 countries attended the conference.

My research topic is “Ball milling of graphite and SiC nanoparticles: basics and application”, which is related to the study of fabrication and characterization of composite materials. To be specific, metal and ceramic matrix composites are developed to utilize the nanofiller as reinforcements, which fall into the scope of the conference. More importantly, one of the keynote speakers, Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal, is a distinguished researcher in this area. He presented a keynote speech on the current state-of-art on the non-metallic composites for high temperature aerospace applications. The history of tube& wing metallic aircraft was summarised. The current materials and structure research on the key aerospace challenges were discussed as well. Many useful information was included. There were also other interesting reports in the seminar.

I was inspired that the high-temperature performance of the composite materials should be considered in my study as a wider application could be developed. It is super important to cultivate the presentation skills and develop ability to communicate with global researchers.