5thInternational Conference on Materials Design and Applications 2024

FEUP, Porto - Portugal
4-5 July 2024

MDA 2024

Welcome to the web site of the 5th International Conference on Materials Design and Applications 2024. The 5th International Conference on Materials Design and Applications 2024 will take place in Porto, Portugal, 4-5 July 2024. 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:
8 March 2024

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
22 March 2024

Early bird registration:
12 April 2024 

Submission of full length papers (not compulsory to submit a paper):
4 July 2024

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 12th April 2024)
Regular delegate - 600 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 500 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 350 EUR

Standard (From 13th April 2024)
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 10th, 2024, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after May 10th, 2024.

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
Albertino Arteiro (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)
Ana Piedade (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Andreas Brunner (Retired Scientist, Zurich, Switzerland)
António Ferreira (University of Porto, Portugal)
António Torres Marques (University of Porto, Portugal)
Bohumil Kasal (Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Germany)
Chiaki Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Dan Constantinescu (University Politechnica of Bucharest, Romania)
Davide Castagnetti (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Dimitrios Chronopoulos (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Enrique Casarejos (Universidade de Vigo, Spain)
Fátima Vaz (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Filipe Samuel Silva (University of Minho, Portugal)
Francesco Tornabene (University of Salento, Italy)
Frédéric Jacquemin (University of Nantes, France)
Jean-François Ferrero (Université Toulouse III, France)
Jean-François Chatelain (École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada)
Jorge Lino Alves (University of Porto, Portugal)
Łukasz Sadowski (Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland)
Maciej Kupczyk (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Majid Ayatollahi (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran)
Manuel Vieira (University of Porto, Portugal)
Marion Merklein (Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany)
Nicolas Carrere (ENSTA, France)
Paulo Martins (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Peng Zhang (Zhengzhou University, China)
Renato Hunter (University of la Frontera, Chile)
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)
Yosi Bar-Cohen (JPL/Caltech, USA)


Conference proceedings with the accepted abstracts will be available at the registration.

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), 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 4th of July 2024. 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.

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

Official Accommodation Provider

Beware of third parties selling hotel rooms for MDA2024.

These companies give the impression that they are the official handling agency and deceive congress participants by using a range of tactics often including unauthorized usage of the MDA2024. ABREU EVENTS is the only official congress organizer appointed by the MDA2024 to handle accommodation options that are available on the registration form.


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.