Welcome to the web site of the 4th international conference on structural adhesive bonding AB2017. The 4th International Conference on Structural Adhesive Bonding 2017 will take place in Porto, Portugal, 6-7 July 2017. The conference venue is the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions. FEUP is located in the town of Porto in the Northern region of Portugal. Porto is a beautiful and lively city, steeped in history and rich in great experiences. With its magnificent location by the Atlantic coast, Porto is the city of the world famous Port Wine and the River Douro.

It is intended that his conference will be held every two years in Porto. The conference is chaired by Lucas F. M. da Silva and co-chaired by R. D. Adams (University of Oxford, UK). The focus will be on structural bonding but all relevant areas of bonding are welcome:

Fundamental aspects of adhesion;
The science and technology of surfaces;
Advances in adhesive materials;
Mechanical properties of bonded joints;
Innovative designs and applications;
Testing and standardization;
Industrial aspects;
Quality procedures;
Environmental and ecological aspects.



Faculty of Engineering - University of Porto
Departament of Mechanical Engineering

tel.: +351 22 508 1716
fax: +351 22 508 1445
email: ffonseca@fe.up.pt