Global Materials for the XXI century: Challenges to Academia and Industry
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
1-4 April , 2007
Deadline for Abstract submission: 31 October 2006
Acceptance of Abstracts: November 30, 2006
Deadline for Full Paper submission: April 2, 2007
General information - aim and scope
Bearing in mind the increasing number of demanding applications, MATERIALS
in different sizes, shapes and combinations should be well understood at
Scientific and Technological level. Hence, the biggest challenge in the
XXI Century, both 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 regarding characterization, processing,
design and modelling. This will have to be done from nano to macroscale,
and to consider life cycle analysis.
This conference will aim to discuss a range of relevant subjects that
promote a better understanding of materials behaviour and applications
related to more efficient forms of energy production and storage, new
biomedical uses, structural intelligent materials, efficient use of
materials in buildings, transport, electronics and mechanics.
The conference will be run under the auspicious of Sociedade Portuguesa de
Materiais, which has active groups in all class of materials: metals,
ceramics, semiconductors, polymers and composites.
There will be oral presentations and poster sessions.
For more information follow the link to the conference website: Materiais 2007