Past events

22 May 2023 to 24 May 2023
InterContinental Hotel Edinburgh, The Principal

ECCC2023 will bring together engineers and scientists from around the world to present and discuss research and developments in all aspects of creep behaviour of high temperature industrial materials and components.Read more

9 May 2023 to 11 May 2023
John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh

RubberCon 2023 focuses on the use of elastomers and elastomeric materials for a wide range of products and applications.Read more

20 April 2023
Texas A&M - Fort Worth, Texas

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) will convene a Rare Earth Summit on April 20, 2023 of national and international experts to discuss technologies and policies to secure the supply chain of rare earth elements (REEs).Read more

15 April 2023 to 18 April 2023
Edinburgh International Conference Centre - EICC

PVC 2024 continues to build on its reputation as the leading global conference, delivering a comprehensive, varied and programme of excellent international speakers and exceptional networking opportunities.Read more

4 April 2023 to 5 April 2023
Cambridge University

Materials and materials education have played an enormous part in the technology advances of the 20th century. Emerging structural, functional, and bio-materials are poised to play an even larger...Read more

3 April 2023 to 6 April 2023
Guimarães, Portugal

MATERIAIS 2023 ( aims at continuing the successful series of MATERIAIS congresses promoted by the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM) initiated in 1983. This edition, the XXI Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais - MATERIAIS 2023, and the XII International Materials Symposium, will take place in Guimarães, Portugal, from 3 to 6 April 2023.

MATERIAIS 2023 aims at discussing the most recent scientific and technological advances in Materials Science and Engineering within the general agenda of contributing to Sustainability for a Future. A special emphasis will be given to the following topics:

- Materials for environmental protection and remediation

- Biomedical, Bio-Derived and Bio-Inspired Materials

- Materials for the digital transformation

- Materials for mobility

- Materials for structural and multifunctional applications

- Materials for energy and power generation

- Materials and cultural heritage


MATERIAIS 2023 will be organized by the University of Minho and PIEP (Innovation Pole in Polymer Engineering), an R&D non-profit private association.

We look forward to seeing you in April 2023!


José Covas

(MATERIAIS 2023 Chair)Read more

29 March 2023
London, IOM3 London, 297 Euston Road, NW1 3AD

Dr Kate Thornton CEng CSci FIMMM will give the 2023 Presidential Address highlighting her priorities for presidency during her term in office (2023–2024).Read more

17 November 2022 to 18 November 2022
University of Aveiro, Portugal

Among the challenges to be faced by today´s society, environmental impact and energy efficiency of manufacturing processes are some of the most urgent ones. The European Green Deal [1] defines the actions to be taken, including decarbonization of all the economic sectors by 2050. This can be achieved by implementing alternative, environmentally friendly technologies into the manufacturing processes. The focus should be on the sectors that are currently the main contributors to energy consumption and pollution. This is the case in the ceramics industry. Ceramics can be highly damaging to natural and social systems during their lifecycle. European manufacturers of ceramics (including, refractories, wall and floor tiles, and bricks and roof tile) emit Mt CO2 per year 19, while globally, bricks manufacturing is responsible for 2.7% of carbon emissions annually. In addition, the current energy crises, caused by geopolitical constraints with unpredictable gas prices, are severally aggravating the ceramics industry jeopardizing even its existence, at least in Europe. So, it is imperative to take action, widen the discussion, involve all the stakeholders, and influence decision-makers.

It is precisely within this context that lies the motivation behind this workshop. Workshop on Energy and Decarbonization of the Ceramics Industry aims to discuss the decarbonization of the ceramics industry through a holistic point of view. We intend to identify and discuss: 1. the main determinants of energy and carbon emissions emerging from the ceramics industry; 2. the benefits to the ceramic industry from adopting more low-carbon technologies and identification of barriers to implementing it; 3. current and new alternatives for implementation and research.Read more

2 November 2022
Online (via Zoom)

Materials, minerals & mining quiz by the Student & Early Career Group.Read more

20 October 2022
College Station, TX

Technical symposium organised by FEMS Associate Member Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) on Rare Earth Elements.Read more