Introduction - Materiais 2022


MATERIAIS 2022, joining the XX Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais, the XI International Symposium on Materials, and the II Iberian Meeting on Materials Science, will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, April 10 to 13, 2022.

MATERIAIS 2022 offers a high quality scientific program, exploring the latest scientific and technical developments in Materials Science and Engineering ,and related areas, and bridging different knowledge domains under the main topic of new solutions for Reshaping the Future.

The International Symposium will cover all areas of Materials, from Functional Materials, to Structural Materials and Materials Processing, Characterization and Modelling. A Graduate School will be organized dedicated to Advanced Materials Characterization and, for the first time, a Special Session on Polymers will take place.

MATERIAIS 2022 offers the ideal forum for scientists, developers, engineers, and companies to share their latest achievements, cutting-edge solutions, and views in Materials Science and Engineering.

MATERIAIS 2022 will be hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico in the sunny city of Lisbon, the westernmost capital city of mainland Europe’s, and the only along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon has important part of its history connected with the sea and is nowadays a potpourri of unusual character and charm, where over 800 years of cultural influences mingle with modern trends and lifestyles. It presents the perfect scenario to promote fruitful scientific discussions and foster ties within the Materials community.

MATERIAIS 2022 continues the long-standing and well established MATERIAIS conferences, organized every two years by the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM). It will be the twentieth National and the tenth International Materials Conference organized by SPM. In 2022 it returns to its origins, since the inaugural one was held in Lisbon in 1983. This edition is sponsored by our Spanish colleagues and friends from SOCIEMAT (Sociedad Española de Materiales) in a joint organization of the II Iberian Meeting on Materials Science.

MATERIAIS 2022 will offer an outstanding technical and scientific program, featuring 4 plenary, 6 keynote and 15 invited talks, a graduate school, and more than 150 oral communications chosen from the submitted abstracts. Also, all participants are invited to submit poster communications that will be discussed in dedicated sessions.

Prizes will be awarded to the best poster and oral presentations by PhD students.

During MATERIAIS 2022, and for the fourth time, the SPM will award its SPM Career and Recognition Award (Prémio SPM de Carreira e Reconhecimento) that recognizes, encourages and promotes outstanding research and development activities in the area of Materials in Portugal.

We expect MATERIAIS 2022 to bring together a large attendance, fostering the interaction to promote new collaborations and new ideas for Reshaping the Future!

We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon in April 2022

Carlos Baleizão
and José Paulo Farinha