INTERNATIONAL MATERIALS SYMPOSIUM
CONFERENCE OF SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DOS MATERIAIS
The SPM (MATERIALS ‘) congresses are held every two years since 1983, and are filled with plenary lectures by national and foreign experts.
The first SPM Meeting “MATERIALS’83” was held from May 16 to 18, 1983, at the LNEC facility in Lisbon.
The event was organized by Amaral Fortes and Maria Emília Rosa, from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).
With MATERIAIS’2001, held at the University of Coimbra, from April 9 to 11, the SPM Congresses were held in conjunction with the International Materials Symposium and obtained international recognition, with English being the official language.
The 1st International Materials Symposium, organized by Teresa Vieira (FCTUC), coincided with the commemoration of the 20 years of SPM and the 200 years of the beginning of the teaching of Metallurgy in Portugal, precisely at the University of Coimbra, by Prof. José Bonifácio.
After review, the selected communications are published by Trans Tech Publications in the special volume Advanced Materials Forum.
ORGANIZATION OF THE NEXT CONGRESS:
XIX Congress of the Portuguese Society of Materials, X International Symposium on Materials
April 14 to 17, 2019 – FCT/UNL
MATERIALS ‘2023: UMinho
HISTORY OF MATERIALS ‘
MATERIALS’83 President: Amaral Fortes Lisbon, LNEC, 16-18 May
MATERIALS’85 President: Mário Barbosa Porto, Faculty of Economics, 20-22 May
MATERIALS’87 President: C. Moura Branco Braga, University of Minho, 21-23 April
MATERIALS’89 President: Maria Teresa Vieira Coimbra, FCTUC, March 20-22
MATERIALS’91 President: A. Padua Loureiro Lisbon, INETI, 6-8 November
MATERIALS’93 President: Luis Filipe Malheiros Porto, Exponor, 27-29 October
MATERIALS’95 President: Ana Segadães Aveiro, University, 17-20 September
MATERIALS’97 President: Luís Guerra Rosa Marinha Grande, CENTIMFE, June 11-13
MATERIALS’99 President: Fernando Castro Guimarães, University of Minho, 21-23 June
MATERIALS’2001 President: Teresa Vieira Coimbra, FCTUC, 9-11 April
MATERIALS’2003 President: Rodrigo Martins Caparica, UNL / CENIMAT, April 14-16
MATERIALS 2005 President: Paula Vilarinho Aveiro, University of Aveiro (DECV / COSECO), 20-23 March
MATERIALS’2007 President: António Torres Marques Porto, FEUP, April 1-4
MATERIALS’2009 President: Luís Guerra Rosa Lisbon, IST, 5-8 April
MATERIALS’2011 President: Luís Rocha Guimarães, University of Minho, 18-20 April
MATERIALS’2013 President: Teresa Vieira Coimbra, FCTUC, 25-27 March
MATERIALS’2015 President: Luís Filipe Malheiros Porto, FEUP, 21-23 June View photos of the event.
SPM has dedicated a special issue of the Newsletter and a special issue of the Journal Material Science & Technology to the congress MATERIALS’2015.
President: Paula Vilarinho University of Aveiro, April 9-12, 2017