Bearing in mind the more and more demanding applications, MATERIALS in different
sizes, shapes and combinations need to be well understood at scientific and
technological level. Hence, the biggest challenge for Academia and Industry is a
global understanding of each other’s role and a clear communication among all
actors. New materials will have to be discovered, whilst the existing ones have
to be optimized for each new application as far as characterization, processing,
design and modelling are concerned. This will have to be done from nano to
macroscale, and to consider life cycle analysis and sustainability.
Materiais 2015 aims at examining relevant Materials’ areas with the purpose of
promoting a better understanding of Materials’ behaviour and applications as
related to more efficient and sustainable forms of energy production and storage;
new biomedical uses; structural intelligent materials; efficient use of
materials in buildings, transport, electronics, mechanics, materials and art,
The Conference will be run under the auspices of the Sociedade Portuguesa de
Materiais, which has active groups in all class of materials: metals, ceramics,
polymers and composites.
There will be oral presentations and poster sessions.