Call for abstracts

The 2nd Portuguese Doctoral Symposium on Engineering Physics will take place on the 8th and 9th of June 2017, at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP). The Symposium is integrated in the Doctoral Congress in Engineering, organized by FEUPs PhD students.

The Doctoral Symposium on Engineering Physics stems from the Doctoral Programme in Engineering Physics, a joint programme of FCUP and FEUP.

Further to the parallel Symposiums, the Doctoral Congress includes plenary talks and workshops on PhDs employability, industry relations, innovation, and patents.  download the poster.

The Symposium is open to communications (oral and poster) by Master and PhD students on any topic of Physics Engineering/Applied and Technical Physics. Communications addressing published patents are welcome.

Instructions for presenters

All oral communications are 15 min. long (including 5 min. for questions). Presenters can bring their laptop or the presentation (PDF format preferred). A Windows computer is available. The poster session will be held in the large hall-corridor in front of the Symposium auditoriums, on June 8th. Poster maximum size is A0, it should be attached early in the day (pins/scotch will be provided). Poster will be on display only during the 8th of June. Accepted posters here.

Important dates

Contributions submitted until 14th of April will be considered for oral and poster presentation. Any contribution submitted after 14th of April will be considered for poster presentation only.

Abstract submission

The abstract submissions have a limit of two pages maximum and the templates may be obtained here. Please submit your abstract in the easychair site. In easychair write only one sentence in the “Abstract” field. In the field “Other Information and Uploads” you must upload the pdf of the abstract. Only this file will be considered.


The detailed Engineering Physics Symposium programme is available here

Topics of communications include

Actuators, micro and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS); Advanced metrology and scientific instruments; Applied biophysics, medical physics and bio-inspired systems; Computational physics and quantum computing; Cryogenics; Device physics; Dielectrics, ferroelectrics, and multiferroics; Electronics, electromagnetic technology and microwaves; Energy conversion and storage; Geophysics and environmental physics; Interdisciplinary physics; Lasers; Magnetics and spintronics; Microelectronics and microfluidics; Nanotechnology; Nuclear engineering; Nuclear magnetic resonance; Nuclear physics, fusion and plasmas; Optics, microscopy, imaging and spectroscopy; Organic electronics and photonics; Particle detection, detectors, sources, optics and acceleration; Photon detection, detectors and sources; Photonics and Optoelectronics; Physics teaching technologies; Semiconductors; Structural, mechanical, optical and thermodynamic properties of advanced materials; Superconductivity and superconducting electronics; Surfaces and interfaces; Thermometry, thermal diffusivity and acoustics sensors.


An extended abstract book will be edited. Authors of accepted communications can optionally publish full articles (subject to refereeing, no page charges) in a special issue of the open journal U. Porto Journal of Engineering.


The Symposium will award the following prizes: best Master student oral communication, best Master student poster, best PhD student oral communication, best PhD student poster, best patent communication, best industry application communication.

Check presentations awarde here


The Doctoral Programme in Engineering Physics and The Engineering Physics Department will support the costs of 1 author (presenter) – whether from FEUP or not – per communication accepted, dinner not included. For the CCO number, please contact Sandra Costa You must nevertheless register here to have a badge etc.

Low cost hostel accommodation for three nights at Porto starts at 33€. The Symposium is open to non-authors, including students wishing to have a glimpse of Engineering Physics activities across Portugal.

Symposium Committee

  • Abílio Almeida, FCUP
  • Adriano Carvalho, FEUP
  • André Cortez, FCUC, (Junior member)
  • André Gomes, FCUP, (Junior member)
  • Bernardo Gonçalves Almeida, U. Minho
  • Catarina Dias, FCUP, (Junior member)
  • César Bernardo, U. Minho, (Junior member)
  • Horácio João Matos Fernandes, IST
  • Hugo Gonçalves, U. Minho, (Junior member)
  • João Pedro Araújo, FCUP
  • Joaquim Agostinho Moreira, FCUP
  • Jorge Felizardo Dias Cunha Machado, NOVA, (Junior member)
  • José Manuel de Nunes Vicente Rebordão Rebordao, FCUL
  • José Paulo Pires Domingues, FCUC
  • Luís Manuel Cadillon Martins Costa, U. Aveiro
  • Margarida Maria Resende Vieira Facão, U. Aveiro
  • Maria Adelaide de Almeida Pedro de Jesus, NOVA
  • Maria Isabel Silva Ferreira Lopes, FCUC
  • Maria Isabel Simões Catarino, NOVA
  • Maria Teresa Haderer de la Peña Stadler, IST
  • Mário Pimenta, IST
  • Miguel Vitorino, FCUL, (Junior member)
  • Olinda Conde, FCUL
  • Orfeu Bertolami, FCUP
  • Paulo Garcia, FEUP (co-chair)
  • Paulo Limão-Vieira, NOVA
  • Paulo Marques, FCUP (co-chair)
  • Paulo Sá, FEUP
  • Pedro Prezas, U. Aveiro, (Junior member)
  • Sílvia Soreto Teixeira, U. Aveiro, (Junior member)
  • Victor H. Granados, FEUP, (Junior member)
  • Vitor João Rocha Vieira, IST


The Symposium in Engineering Physics is proud to receive the support of the SPIE Student Chapter Organization.