The symposium on “Materials Science and Engineering” will be held in the 4th Doctoral Congress Engineering (DCE21), hosted at FEUP, Porto, Portugal (online), on June 28th and 29th of 2021.

This event is very interesting for young researchers and students due to the majority of technical innovations and newly developed facilities, and linked to materials, and this relationship will keep growing in years ahead.

DCE21 aims at exploring the latest progress and developments worldwide. The participants can be Master or Ph.D. students, Post-doctorate position holders and Researchers, and can apply for oral presentations or poster sessions. The details of the event timetable will be announced after the registration period.

The Symposium Committee is pleased to invite attendees to share their ongoing work or results.

The topics for submission will include all materials areas, namely:

  • Functional materials
  • Structural materials and Materials processing
  • Characterization and Modelling



|| DEADLINE EXTENSION: 30th April ||

Please check the ‘Instructions for authors’ page.

will accept submissions for: oral communication and/or poster presentation


Registration (Payment)

Registration is mandatory for all participants.

At least one author of each accepted and revised abstract must be registered in the event, with a paid fee, for the abstracts’ reference to appear in the Booklet.

The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at FEUP supports the registration cost of the main author who is a doctoral student (at FEUP or other universities) and who will present his/her work in oral or poster sessions. However, other events such as workshops have different costs and are to be paid for by the participants.

To  have your registration paid, check the ‘Registrations‘ webpage and follow the guidelines.



Format: oral communication/poster

At least one of the authors is required to attend the symposium to present the abstract.




All accepted and revised abstracts, with at least one author registered in the Congress with a paid fee, will be mentioned in the event’s program/Booklet.



Authors of accepted and revised abstracts, presented at the Congress, will be eligible for:

  • “Best oral communication award”
  • “Best poster award”
  • “Best Short Paper Award” (this award, eligible only to PhD candidates/students will cover the costs of a journal publication)

Please check the ‘Awards’ page.



  • Manuel Vieira | PRODEMM, PDMPA
  • Sónia Simões | DEMM
  • Elsa Sequeiros | DEMM

Organizing Committee

  • Íris Carneiro| PhD student in Advanced Materials and Processing, FEUP
  • José Costa | PhD student in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, FEUP

Scientific Committee

    • Carlos Fonseca (DEMM)
    • Carlos Silva Ribeiro (DEMM)
    • Elsa Sequeiros (DEMM)
    • Filomena Viana (DEMM)
    • Laura Ribeiro (DEMM)
    • Luís Filipe Malheiros (DEMM)
    • Manuel Vieira (DEMM)
    • Maria Ascensão Lopes (DEMM)
    • Rúben Santos (DEMM)
    • Sónia Simões (DEMM)
    • Aníbal Guedes (UMinho)
    • Ana Senos (UA)
    • Sofia Ramos (UC)
    • Paulo Ferreira (IST)