College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

Students compete in ‘Insight @ BMW’ poster contest


Erik Antonio, a graduate student in materials science and engineering at Clemson University, won the poster contest at “Insight @ BMW,” an Automotive Circle Conference in Greenville.

The contest was organized by Laine Mears, the BMW SmartState Chair in Automotive Manufacturing at Clemson University.

Antonio’s poster was titled, “Solving adhesive problems in 3D printed structures.”

Andrew Billings, a senior in mechanical engineering, took second with “Understanding bearing defects through vibration analysis.”

Third went to Breno Schwambach, an automotive engineering graduate student whose poster was titled “Conceptualization and implementation of an alternative cooling system on the Deep Orange 7 concept vehicle.”

The competition was open to all students in the Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. 

Judges were: 

Dr. Stefan Baginski

Department Manager Body Shop

BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC


Edward J. Sizen

Director, Global Body VD, VSWs, Innovation & SDL

General Motors Company


Jürgen Seitz

Project Leader Body Shop

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marion Merklein

Chair of Manufacturing Technology

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg


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