4thInternational Conference on Materials Design and Applications 2022

FEUP, Porto - Portugal
7-8 July 2022

MDA 2022

Welcome to the web site of the 4th International Conference on Materials Design and Applications 2022. The 4th International Conference on Materials Design and Applications 2022 will take place in Porto, Portugal, 7-8 July 2022. The conference venue is the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions. FEUP is located in the town of Porto in the Northern region of Portugal. Porto is a beautiful and lively city, steeped in history and rich in great experiences. With its magnificent location by the Atlantic coast, Porto is the city of the world famous Port Wine and the River Douro.

This conference is held every two years in Porto and chaired by Prof Lucas F. M. da Silva.

The focus is on fundamental research and application areas in the field of the design and application of engineering materials, predominantly within the context of mechanical engineering applications such as automobile, railway, marine, aerospace, biomedical, pressure vessel technology, turbine technology, etc. This includes a wide range of materials engineering and technology, including metals, e.g., lightweight metallic materials, polymers, composites, and ceramics. Advanced applications would include manufacturing in the new or newer materials, testing methods, multi-scale experimental and computational aspects (e.g. micro- and nano-scale techniques).

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:
11 March 2022

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
25 March 2022

Early bird registration:
17 April 2022 

Submission of full length papers (not compulsory to submit a paper):
7 July 2022

Call for Papers

Abstract template
Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at lucas@fe.up.pt. Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.

Registration form


To register for the Conference, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant, including authors, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.

Early bird (Until 17th April 2022)
Regular delegate - 600 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 500 EUR
Online (Videoconference) - 350 EUR 

Standard (From 18th April 2022)
Regular delegate - 700 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 600 EUR
Online (Videoconference) - 450 EUR 

The conference fee includes book of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception first day.

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to May 13th, 2022, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after May 13th, 2022.

Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card.

Ms. Lurdes Catalino
 tel.: +351 222 043 573
 fax: +351 222 043 693


Lucas F M da Silva
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

International Scientific Committee
Abel Dias dos Santos (University of Porto, Portugal)
Alberto Barroso (University of Seville, Spain)
Alejandro Ureña (University of Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
Alessandro Pirondi (Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy)
Alireza Akhavan-Safar (INEGI, Portugal)
Alvaro Rodríguez-Prieto (UNED, Spain)
Andreas J. Brunner (Retired Scientist, Zurich, Switzerland)
António Ferreira (University of Porto, Portugal)
António Torres Marques (University of Porto, Portugal)
Bala Vaidhyanathan (Loughborough University, UK)
Bohumil Kasal (Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Germany)
Chiaki Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Dan Constantinescu (University Politechnica of Bucharest, Romania)
Daolun Chen (Ryerson University, Canada)
Eugenio Dragoni (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Fátima Vaz (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Filipe Samuel Silva (University of Minho, Portugal)
Filippo Berto (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Francesco Tornabene (University of Salento, Italy)
Frédéric Jacquemin (University of Nantes, France)
Helder C Rodrigues (IST, Portugal)
Jean François Ferrero (Université Toulouse III, France)
Jean-François Chatelain (École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada)
João Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Jorge Lino Alves (University of Porto, Portugal)
José Joaquim Lopes Morais (Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)
Juana Abenojar (University of Carlos III, Spain)
Klaus Dilger (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany)
Łukasz Sadowski (Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland)
Majid Ayatollahi (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran)
Manuel Vieira (University of Porto, Portugal)
Nicolas Carrere (ENSTA, France)
Paulo Martins (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Renato Natal (University of Porto, Portugal)
Ricardo Carbas (INEGI, Portugal)
Robert Adams (University of Oxford, UK)
Salah Mezlini (École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Monastir, Tunisia)
Sean Leen (NUI Galway, Ireland)
Silvio de Barros (CEFET/RJ, Brazil)
Volnei Tita (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
WeiDong Li (Dalian University of Technology, China)
Yosi Bar-Cohen (JPL/Caltech, USA)


The book of abstracts with the accepted abstracts can be downloaded with a password.

Full papers will be published in special issues of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications (SAGE), Science and Engineering of Composite Materials (DE GRUYTER, no fees involved), U.P. Journal of Engineering (University of Porto), Applied Research (Wiley) and in a book of the book series Advanced Structured Materials (SPRINGER) (provided they meet the quality standards).

The full papers (not compulsory) should be sent to lucas@fe.up.pt before the 7th of July 2022. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing.


Instructions for poster preparation The poster size must be maximum A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm) in portrait (see sample image). The text and illustrations should be readable from a distance of two meters. Tacks and technical equipment for the hanging of posters will be available. Please check the conference final program for the poster board number assigned to you. Your poster should be displayed as per the number in the program.

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Venue and Hotels

Conference venue: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
If you are arriving by subway (Metro), you should exit at IPO station (walking distance to FEUP).
Note that when travelling from Sá Carneiro airport and from the main train station (Campanhã), there is a SUBWAY/METRO connection, with transboarding in Trindade (Trindade Station) to the IPO station. Information on Metro.

Please consult the list of hotels with special rates. To benefit from this, please access the registration area using online facilities.

For further information about travel and hotels, please contact:
Ms. Lurdes Catalino

Viagens Abreu, SA
Tel.: +351 222 043 573
Fax: +351 222 043 693


The best poster presentation will be awarded with a certificate and online access for 12 months to Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications.

The best oral presentation will be awarded with a certificate and online access for 24 months to Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications.