XVIII Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa dos Materiais
VIII International Symposium on Materials
An International Conference
… Exploring the Latest Progress in Materials Development
… Bringing Science Solutions to the World


MATERIAIS 2017, XVIII Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais and VIII International Symposium on Materials, will take place in Aveiro, Portugal, from 9 – 12 April 2017. MATERIAIS 2017, aiming to explore the latest Progress in Materials Development and to bring Science Solutions to the World, provides the ideal forum for scientists, developers, engineers and companies to share their latest breakthroughs, achievements and views in the field of Materials.

MATERIAIS 2017 will be hosted by the University of Aveiro in the beautiful city of Aveiro, and in one of the oldest nations in the world, Portugal. It will cover all areas of Materials from Functional Materials, Structural Materials and Processing Technologies to Characterization and Modelling.

MATERIAIS 2017 continues the famous MATERIAIS conferences organized every two years by the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM), and is the eighteenth National and the eighth International Materials Conference, since the inaugural one, held in Lisbon in 1983. MATERIAIS returns to Aveiro, after two former editions (1995 and 2005), and follows the last meeting in Porto (MATERIAIS 2015).

During the 3 days, MATERIAIS 2017 will encompass schools, scientific talks, debate sessions on cutting edge technologies, and a show case event of applications based on scientific development. We will award for the second time the SPM Career and Recognition Award (Prémio SPM de Carreira e Reconhecimento) that aims to recognize, encourage and promote the excellency of research and development activities in the area of Materials in Portugal. We will also commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering (DEMaC) of the University of Aveiro.

Finally we are very pleased to welcome Materiais 2017 guest society, SOCIEMAT (Sociedade Espanola de Materiales), The Spanish Materials Society. We anticipate that MATERIAIS 2017 will be a very well attended international meeting, with excellent technical and scientific interaction.

We look forward to seeing you in Aveiro in April 2017.

Paula M. Vilarinho (MATERIAIS 2017 Chair)