MATERIAIS 2019, XIX Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais and X International Symposium on Materials, will take place in Caparica, Portugal, from 14 – 17 April 2019.

MATERIAIS 2019, will explore the latest scientific and technical developments in Material Science and Engineering, and related areas, bridging different knowledge domains under the scope of the main thematic “Materials for a Better Life”.  The International Symposium will cover all materials areas, namely Functional Materials, Structural Materials and Materials Processing, Characterization and Modelling.

MATERIAIS 2019 will be hosted by the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT NOVA), nearby Caparica. Legend says that, in 1800, Costa da Caparica was the site for “Casa da Coroa”, the first house of rock and limestone. It was believed that King John VI of Portugal in 1824, passing by the region, ate a delicious seafood stew, and for that reason, he ordered the royal coat-of-arms to be raised on that local.

MATERIAIS 2019 continues the long-standing and well established MATERIAIS conferences organized every two years by the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM). This will be the nineteenth  National and the tenth International Materials Conference, since the inaugural one, held in Lisbon in 1983 and following the last meeting in Aveiro (MATERIAIS 2017). MATERIAIS 2019 is sponsored by the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS).

During this edition, and for the third time, we will award the SPM Career and Recognition Award (Prémio SPM de Carreira e Reconhecimento) that aims to recognize, encourage and promote outstanding research and development activities in the area of Materials in Portugal.

We are very pleased to welcome again SOCIEMAT (Sociedade Espanola de Materiales), The Spanish Materials Society, to our International Symposium.

A warm welcome to Caparica in April 2019!

Rodrigo Martins
Elvira Fortunato
(Materiais 2019 Chairs)