How to write a scientific paper

This brief manual by Mike Ashby, Granta Design, gives guidance in writing a paper about your research. Most of the advice applies equally to your thesis or to writing a research proposal. The content of the paper reflects the kind of work you have done: experimental, theoretical, computational. He has used, as a model, a typical Materials project: one combining experiment with modeling and computation to explain some aspect of material behaviour.

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Also this year, from September 2-6 , a world elite of scientists working in the field of new materials, nanotechnologies and sintering will gather in Herceg Novi , at the traditional Twenty-First Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2019 and Eleventh World Conference on Sintering WRTCS 2019 . Read more

The newsletter has news of EUROMAT 2019, review of Junior EUROMAT 2018, The FEMS Master Thesis Award and much more. Click here to read the August 2019 newsletter.

EUROMAT 2019 Conference website with full program

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J Carter

the TMS-FEMS Young Leader International Scholar Program Award will be presented at EUROMAT 19 in Stockholm to Jennifer L.W. Carter, Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio who will give a keynote lecture at the conference. Her work focuses on the characterization and modelling of the microstructure and mechanical properties of metal alloys for elevated temperature applications.... Read more

SPM – Portuguese Society of Materials has a new Board for 2019-2021 (full composition below), elected at the General Assembly of 11th July.

The new President of SPM is Professor Jorge Lino (, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Porto and former Vice-President of SPM.

The new Vice-President is Professor Sandra Carvalho ( of the Department of... Read more

Maria Manuela Oliveira

Maria Manuela Oliveira Prize

The recognition of excellence in technological innovation and scientific research in the area of Materials is part of the mission of the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM).

In this context, in May 2019, the SPM Board established the Maria Manuela Oliveira Prize, with the purpose of highlighting the crucial role that women play in research, development, innovation and teaching activities in the area of Materials in Portugal. Maria Manuela Oliveira Prize also intends to promote gender equality in these activities.

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A Common Language for Science

The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics, medicine, earth sciences and biology.

1869 is considered as the year of discovery of the Periodic System, and Dmitri Mendeleev was a major discoverer. 2019 will be the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and has therefore been proclaimed the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)" by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO.

Discover everything about IYPT2019 via this website. Join the celebrations! Read more

SPM Career and Recognition Award

It is important to highlight the importance of this award, since the recognition of excellence in technological innovation and scientific research in the area of ​​Materials is part of the mission of SPM, which welcomes the prestige achieved in the contest, a sign of the very undeniable quality of work that is developing in Portugal and the vitality of SPM.

The SPM Career and Recognition Award, created in 2015, was awarded for the third time.

This year, the jury decided to award in ex aequo, Professor Doctor Leopoldo... Read more

MATERIAIS 2019 and the SPM 

The MATERIAIS meetings are the most important event of SPM, since it is meant to be the “place” where every 2 years the national and international community involved in research and development in the area of Materials meet. It is intended to be a forum for sharing ideas, to nucleate new projects and collaborations, to educate and, above all, to disseminate to the national and international community the most recent developments in the area. 

MATERIAIS directly contributes to the accomplishment of one of the most noble missions of the SPM, which is to be the VOICE of Materials in Portugal.

Allow me to make a brief historical review of MATERIAIS, which has always been under the patrimony of theSPM.

MATERIAIS 2019 is following 18 previous MATERIAIS conferences.

The first MATERIAIS, MATERIAIS '83 (the 1st SPM Congress), took place at LNEC in Lisbon. After this initial event, every 2 years without interruption, a MATERIAIS was held, always in a different place in the country and with a different organisation.

Throughout these years and events, it is worth highlighting that in 2001, with MATERIAIS 2001 that took place in Coimbra, what was initially a national event became an international congress, which has continued up to today.

More recently, and within the process of the internationalisation of the SPM, the first Iberian meeting of the Portuguese and Spanish Societies of Materials took place in Salamanca in 2018.

By agreement between the two societies, the Iberian event will occur every 3 years, alternately in Portugal and Spain, and the second of these Iberian events will take place in 2021 in Lisbon, during MATERIAIS 2021.

Under the theme MATERIALS FOR A BETTER LIFE, MATERIAIS 2019 features a wide range of prominent speakers who will address the latest developments in materials, which will undoubtedly contribute to the achievement of the 17 GOALS of The Sustainable Development Agenda, ensuring the promotion of prosperity for all while protecting the planet.

The SPM is very grateful to have another successful MATERIAIS congress this year, and thanks the organisers, chairs and committees for their dedication to this event, hard work and enthusiasm, which insures a great success.

The SPM expresses gratitude to the Sponsors; their contribution and presence are essential to make MATERIAIS happen.

Finally, the SPM thanks all the speakers and delegates for their presence, and for making MATERIAIS 2019 a success 


The president of the SPM

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Due to great interest in participation at the YUCOMAT & WRTCS 2019 conference, the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Friday, May 31, 2019. Read more