15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto

22-27 July 2012



Welcome Address


Main Topics


Keynote Speakers

Abstract Submission

Full Paper Submission

Journal Publication

Key Dates

Conference Venue


Scientific Program

Technical Exhibition

Social Program

Travel & Hotels



Keynote Speakers

The conference program will include a number of Keynote Plenary Lectures by distinguished scientists in the field of Experimental Mechanics, to provide thematic presentations of their most recent findings.

The names of the following Keynote Speakers and the titles of their presentations have already been confirmed (ordered by date of confirmation):



  Prof. Shaker A. Meguid 

  Dep. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

  University of Toronto, Canada


Professor Shaker Meguid obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from UMIST. He taught in Oxford Engineering Science Department and Cranfield University from 1976-1988. In 1988, he joined the University of Toronto as a full professor. His research activities have contributed significantly to the areas of computational nano and micro-mechanics and damage, advanced composites, fracture mechanics and failure prevention. He has published over 400 papers in leading scientific journals and symposia. He contributed to numerous symposia as keynote and plenary speaker. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Int. J of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Former Technical Associate Editor of ASME J. of Engineering Materials and Technology for two consecutive terms, and a member of the editorial board of numerous journals. He is also the Editor of six international conference proceedings and author of two books. He has taught in 4 continents and is the founding head and creator of the Aerospace Division of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He holds the titles of Visiting Professor in Tongji University (China) and Porto University (Portugal). He is a lifetime senior member of AIAA, PEng, CEng, and a Fellow of ASME, IMechE. He works closely with industry and is regularly approached by members of the media for clarification of engineering issues.


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  Prof. Sergei T. Mileiko 

  Solid State Physics Institute
  Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


Professor Sergei T. Mileiko is an expert in nanomechanics and material strength, is the author of 200 scientific papers, 2 monographs, one of which is Metal and Ceramic Based Composites, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1997, serves as a handbook for specialists in composite materials, 25 copyright certificates and/or patents. In 2002 he was elected a foreign member of Churchill College at Cambridge University. He is the member of Editorial Boards of the journal Deformation and Failure of the Materials (Russia) and international journals Composites Science and Technology (Elsevier), Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics (Elsevier), Mechanics of Composite Materials (Springer), AES Technical Reviews, Recent Patents on Materials Science (Bentham Science).


Title of Presentation:


"Speeding up creep tests of novel high temperaturE COMPOSITES"

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  Prof. Robert A.W. Mines 

  School of Engineering, University of Liverpool

  Liverpool, United Kingdom


Dr. Bob Mines is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, University of Liverpool.  He has research interests in structural impact, covering high and low velocity impact of composites, and more recently, the static and impact performance of cellular materials used in sandwich construction.  He is a member of the National Council of the British Society of Strain Measurement, he is on the Editorial Board of Strain and he is a past Editor of Strain.  He is also on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Impact Engineering. He organised the BSSM2010 Conference at Liverpool. He has given plenary lectures at ICEM13 (Alexandroupolis, 2007) and SEM XI (Orlando, 2008).


Title of Presentation:


"The measurement and interpretation of material and structural
behaviours in micro lattice structures manufactured
using selective laser melting"

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  Prof. José Y. Pastor 

  Material Science Department

  Technical University of Madrid, Spain


Dr. José Ygnacio Pastor got his PhD. in Physics. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in 1993. Presently he is Full Professor of the Material Science Depament, Technical University of Madrid, in Spain.

His Basic research interests are: (i)- Mechanical behavior of materials under extreme testing conditions: ceramic, refractory metal, high T superconductors, MMC, CMC, PMC, biological materials, nanocomposites, refractory metals,...; (ii)- Microstructural and fractographical analysis; (iii)-Design and development of new mechanical testing techniques for mechanical characterization under extreme conditions (since -77 to 2000 K); (iv)-Interaction between functional and mechanical behavior; (v)-Microstructure-mechanical properties analysis of advanced materials.

He has published over 130 technical and scientific papers, over 140 presentations in conferences and congresses, five national scientific photography awards, over 70 collaborations in research programs and contracts with national and international universities companies and organizations (UE, NATO, NASA, several Ministries, National Agencies, EFDA-ITER, AIRBUS, ITP, RENFE, Fibertecnic, Agroman, ACCIONA,...).


Title of Presentation:


"How to measure the real fracture toughness in brittle
materials? Past, present and future techniques"

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  Prof. Yoshiharu Morimoto  

  Moire Institute Inc., and

Professor Emeritus at Wakayama University

  Wakayama, Japan


Professor Morimoto graduated MC of Osaka University, Japan in 1968. He is JSME Fellow and SEM Fellow. He was a member of SEM Executive Board, Chairman of ACEM and President of JSEM. He retired from Wakayama University, Japan in 2009 and now he is Professor Emeritus at Wakayama University. He established Moiré Institute Inc. in 2009. He is now Representative Director of Moiré Institute Inc. His major field of study is experimental mechanics and image processing. His current interests are measurement for shape, deformation, stress and strain using moiré method and phase-shifting digital holographic interferometry.


Title of Presentation:


"High-speed, high-accuracy and low cost shape measurement 
system using phase analysis of grating projected
by multi-line LED light sources"

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  Prof. Emmanuel Gdoutos   

Director of the Laboratory of Applied Mechanics

Democritus University of Thrace, Greece


Professor. Emmanuel E. Gdoutos is Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Applied Mechanics of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, and Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University. He is member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, the European Academy of Sciences, Academia Europaea, Russian Academy of Engineering, International Academy of Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens. He is Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS), the International Congress on Fracture (ICF), the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) and honorary member of the Italian Group of Fracture (IGF). He received an honorary Ph.D. from the Russian Academy of Sciences.

He is author of over 250 technical papers and 17 books and editor of 15 books. He served as Editor-in-chief of Strain (2007-2010), President of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) (2006-2010) and chairman of the European Association for Experimental Mechanics (EURASEM) (2003-2007). He received the Lazan, Theocaris, Tatnall and Zandman awards from SEM, the award of merit and the Griffith medal from ESIS and the award of merit from EURASEM.



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  Prof. Mário A.P. Vaz 

Mechanical Engineering Department

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal


Dr. Mário Vaz is Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto,  Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Mechanics & Applied Optics, and President of Portuguese Society of Biomechanics.

He is member of a number of professional societies related to experimental mechanics, mechanical design and biomechanics, and is responsible for numerous research projects, doctoral and post-doctoral supervision, and contracts with industry.

He has published over two hundred scientific papers in prestigious journals and international conferences, and is the editor of many conference proceedings organised at national and international level. He is also fequently invited as Keynote Speaker at meetings in the fields of Experimental Mechanics and Biomechanics.



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  Prof. Josef Eberhardsteiner 

  Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures

  Viena University of Technology, Austria


Dr. Josef Eberhardsteiner is Full Professor at Viena University of Technology,since 2003. Dean of the Department Faculty of Civil Engineering, Head of the Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Head of Laboratory for Macroscopic Material Testing, and Co-Chair of the Laboratory for Micro- and Nanomechanics of Biological and Biomimetic Materials

He has been responsible for numerous long-term research projects in the field of material modelling and structural analysis. In particular, he has been working on multi-scale modeling of different building materials by means of continuum micromechanics, and on the experimental identification of material behavior, as well as the experimental validation of the material models at different length scales.

He has published over 100 scientific papers, over 20 books and over 80 presentations in conferences and congresses. He has also been very active in the Editorship or Membership of Editorial Boards of Scientific Journals. He is Member of the New York Academy of Sciences and Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.



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  Dr. Michael B. Prime 

  Los Alamos National Laboratory



Dr. Michael Prime received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 1994. He has worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Research and Development Engineer for over 16 years. He has worked on nonlinear vibrations, structural health monitoring, residual stress measurement, shock physics, and material failure at high strain rates. He is particularly known for his invention of the contour method, a groundbreaking but conceptually simple method for determining a cross-sectional map of residual stresses. He co-founded the Residual Stress Summit, served as an Associate Technical Editor for Experimental Mechanics, was the Program Chairman for the 8th International Conference on Residual Stresses in 2008, was named an ASME Fellow in 2010, and is the Chair for ASTM Task Group E28.13.02. He has 32 journal publications, over 2500 citations, one patent and numerous awards.  In 1993 he set two world records in a Human Powered Vehicle he helped design and build as a student project.



Title of Presentation:


"Forensic Determination of Residual Stresses
from Fracture Surfaces"

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  Dr. Alfredo Campos Costa 

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamic Division

  Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC)

Lisbon, Portugal


Dr. Alfredo Campos Costa obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from FEUP in 1994. As a Senior Research Officer of an EU Large Scale Experimental facility, the LNEC Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamic Division, his research activities have contributed to the development of experimental research projects funded by the EU since more than two decades. He also was responsible for coordination and/or development of several LNEC studies of advisory service under contract of public and private national bodies. He was author or co-author of many LNEC technical reports, contracted by public and private national bodies, author or co-author of 150 scientific articles published conferences or in specialized magazines with reviewers or chapters in scientific books. He presented several key-note lectures in scientific conferences, seminars or advanced courses that were organized by national or international scientific institutions. He participated in the organizing or scientific committees, and/or invited chairman (or co-chairman) for conferences, seminars or advanced courses at national or international level. He is a member of the Sub-Commission 8 of the EUROCODE 8. He participated as a scientific auditing member of the Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) a network of twenty seven institutes co-financed by the Council of Europe. He also teaches Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Earthquake Engineering since 1997 in two national university institutions as an Invited Professor.



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  Dr. Gustavo B. Guimarães 

Sr. Manager Legacy 450/500

Manufacturing Engineering, Embraer, Brazil


Dr. Gustavo Guimarães obtained a post graduation in Production Management in 2002 from Instituto Tecnológico da Aeronáutica, São José dos campos, Brazil, and a Master of Business Administration from  Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV, São José dos Campos, Brazil.

He has a large experience in operations, manufacturing engineer and integrated development product environment. High Influence and contribution for three successfully Embraer Programs: Ejets, Phenom 100/300 and Legacy 450/500. 14 years experience in large companies, with 7 years in management and leadership roles. Lead 130 manufacturing engineer co-located with the integrated development product teams (IPDT) to achieve matched Legacy 500 program goals for manufacturing.



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