Introduction - Materiais 2023


MATERIAIS 2023 aims at continuing the successful series of MATERIAIS congresses promoted by the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM) initiated in 1983. This edition, the XXI Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais – MATERIAIS 2023, and the XII International Materials Symposium, will take place in Guimarães, Portugal, from 3 to 6 April 2023.

MATERIAIS congresses are one of the most effective and important discussion fora on Materials Science and Engineering in Portugal. MATERIAIS 2023 aims at discussing the most recent scientific and technological advances in Materials Science and Engineering within the general agenda of contributing to Sustainability for a Future. A special emphasis will be given to the following topics:

  • Materials for environmental protection and remediation
  • Biomedical, Bio-Derived and Bio-Inspired Materials
  • Materials for the digital transformation
  • Materials for mobility
  • Materials for structural and multifunctional applications
  • Materials for energy and power generation
  • Materials and cultural heritage

MATERIAIS 2023 will be organized by the University of Minho and PIEP (Innovation Pole in Polymer Engineering), an R&D non-profit private association. The University of Minho has campi in Braga and Guimarães (Azurém) and offers a number of graduate and post-graduate courses in Materials-related areas, and hosts important Research Centres pursing research in Materials Science and Engineering. Nowadays, the city of Guimarães is one of the most important national centres of research and innovation in Materials Science and Engineering, as well as of associated industrial activity.

We look forward to seeing you in April 2023!

José Covas, Ana Vera Machado and Júlio Viana
(MATERIAIS 2023 Chairs)