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Considering the global situation of COVID-19, we have to postpone the ICAS and reschedule the event. The rescheduled date will be informed once decided.
Please do not book tickets, accommodation for the meeting until further notice. 

About 3rd ICAS

The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Structural and Functional Materials (ICAS 2020) will take place during August 3-7, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal.

In the recent years, the interests of advanced functional materials have a tremendous growth. Aiming to promoting the research worldwide and build a platform for scientists, engineers, scholars of this field, we held the workshop Advanced Composites in Cuba on May 2017, ICAS Krakow 2018; ICAS Barcelona 2019and achieved a great success. We are welcome you to learn, to share, and to exchange the point of view on composite materials on this impressive meeting.

This meeting will focus on Advanced Composites, Application of Functional Materials, Coating Technology, Functional Interface Materials, Hybrid Nanomaterials, Metal Matrix Composites, Polymer Matrix Materials, and other functional materials.

In addition, the meeting will be a few days of intense collaboration with great social occasions.
It will be not only a time to enjoy the company of fellow researchers in the field, but also a time to have fun with friends and family!

Look forward to having the pleasure welcoming you to the 3rd ICAS.
Local Organizing Committee
Prof. Ricardo Branco, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Prof. Zhongchang Wang, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Portugal


  • Advanced Functional Composites
    Session chair: Di Zhang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  • Advanced Structural Composites
    Session chair: Ricardo Branco, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Application of Functional Materials
    Session chair: Pawel Zarzycki, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
  • Ceramic Matrix Composites
  • Functional Surfaces and Coatings
    Session chair: Marcos Lanzón, Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain
  • Functional Two-dimensional Material
  • Graphene-based and Carbon-based Composite Materials
  • Magnetic Hybrid Nanomaterials
  • Metal Matrix Composites
    Session chair: Alokesh Pramanik, Curtin University, Australia
  • Polymer Matrix Materials
  • Thermal Conductivity of Composite Materials

Invited Speakers:

  • Advanced Functional Composites
    Ricardo Branco, University of Coimbra, Portugal
    Multiaxial fatigue behaviour of functional stainless-steel components with maraging-steel implants produced by selective laser melting
    Necip Suat Canarslan
    , University of Kyrenia, Turkey
    Shen-Ming Chen
    , National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
    Antonio Feteira, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    Aziz Fihri, Saudi Aramco Oil Company, Saudi Arabia
    Development and Application of Novel Fibrous Epoxy-Nanocomposites
    Brijesh Gangil, HNB Garhwal Central University, India
    Concept of Functionally Graded Materials and its Manufacturing
    Frank Marken
    , University of Bath, UK
    Claudia P. Ostertag, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Octet-Truss Engineered Composites
    Arno Pronk, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
    Manufacturing and material properties of advanced ice-composites

    Tseung-Yuen Tseng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
    Stefano Valvano
    , Kore University of Enna, Italy
    Active and passive vibration control of variable-angle-tow composite plates
    Bing Wang, National University of Defense Technology, China
    Gas sensors based on novel silicon carbide nanosheets for harsh environment
    Xiaodong Wang, Tongji University, China
    Alumina-based aerogel composites for ultra-high temperature thermal insulation
    Pawel Zarzycki
    , Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
    Di ZhangShanghai Jiaotong University, China

  • Advanced Structural Composites
    Dimitrios Chronopoulos, University of Nottingham, UK
    Ives Charlie-silva, São Paulo State University, Brazil
    Novel nanostructure obtained from skin mucus fish presents potential as a bioactive carrier
    Meicheng Li, North China Electric Power University, China
    Structure Design and Stability Study of Perovskite Solar Cells
    Ana Paula de Azevedo Marques, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
    Effect of thulium doping on the trapping parameters, optical and structural properties of CaMoO4 phosphors and evaluation for application in sensors
    Tatiana Martelli Mazzo, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
    L. I. Podzorova, A.A.Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
    Cracking Resistance of modified composites Al2O3- T- ZrO2

    Tokuei Sako, Nihon University, Japan

  • Application of Functional Materials
    Ibrahim Abdallah, Rice University, USA
    Nanomaterials for Low Cost Solar Desalination
    Khaled Charradi
    , Centre de Recherches et des Technologies de l’Energie (CRTEn), Tunisie

    Improved of Nafion membranes for PEM fuel cells by incorporation of nanofillers
    Júlio C. M. Souza, University of Minho, Portugal
    Laser-treated surfaces to enhance adhesion and bacterial inhibition in dentistry

  • Ceramic Matrix Composites
    Chrystelle Salameh
    , Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France
    Polymer-derived ceramics and graphene based composites for electrochemical applications
  • Functional Surfaces and Coatings
    Serkan Dag
    , Middle East Technical University, Turkey
    Dynamic contact mechanics of functionally graded coatings

    Weiju Jia, Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research, China
    Effect of laser shock peening on the mechanical properties and microstructures of titanium alloy with different initial microstructure
    Marcos Lanzón, Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain
    The use of advanced coatings to preserve heritage materials & surfaces
    Romain Lucas, Institute of Research on Ceramics (IRCER), France
    Functionalisation: a tool to access hybrid non oxide-ceramics/polymer materials
    Eduardo Jose Nassar
    , Universidade de Franca, Brazil

    Lanthanide-doped coatings on commercial solar cells for improvements of energy conversion
    Davy-Louis Versace, ICMPE, CNRS, France
    Green photoinduced coatings for antimicrobial applications

  • Functional Two-dimensional Material
  • Graphene-based and Carbon-based Composite Materials
    Sergey Alexandrov
    , Beihang University, China
    Ahmed Mdarhri, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
    Transport phenomena in carbon based nancomposites: Current statu and perpesctives
    Katarzyna Mitura
    , Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
    The chalange of Carbon Based Nanomaterials in biomedical applications
    Sobhan Safarian, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
    Asymptotic Homogenization Method
    Fapeng Yu, Shandong University, China
    M. Wasim Akhtar, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
    Surface modification and hybridization of graphene-based materials for thermal interface materials
  • Magnetic Hybrid Nanomaterials
    Patricia de la Presa
    , Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • Metal Matrix Composites
    Sylvester Bolokang
    , Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
    Synthesis of the Al-based MMC: Powder and melting processes
    Alokesh Pramanik, Curtin University, Australia
    Non-traditional machining of Metal Matrix Composites
    San-Qiang Shi, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
    Phase-field modeling of chemo-mechanical coupling in aqueous corrosion and high temperature gas-phase oxidation of metals

    Yongqing Zhao
    , Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research (NIN), China
  • Polymer Matrix Materials
    Rodrigue Matadi Boumbimba
    , University of Lorraine, France
    Beatriz Luci Fernandes, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
    Tatsuya Koumoto, Saga University, Japan
    Mineralogical Characteristics for Compressive Strength of Geopolymers Using Industrial By-Products
    Israfil KUCUK, Gebze Technical University, Turkey
    Engineering and characterization of nanoclay reinforced polymeric scaffolds for cartilage tissue
    Pedro Orihuela, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile
    Development of nanoparticles functionalized with polyethylene glycol as carriers of 2-methoxyestradiol
    Engin SARIKAYA, Dentas Paper Industries Inc., Turkey
    Molded Pulp/Fiber Production Method and its Use in Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

    H.M. Chandima Chathuranga Somarathna, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Elastomeric Polymers for Protective Application of Concrete Structures subjected to Impulsive Loadings

  • Thermal Conductivity of Composite Materials

Oral presentation:
Advanced Functional Composites
Abderrahim Khmich
, Hassan I University, Morocco
Annealing effect on mechanical behavior of metallic glass
Passant Youssef
, German University in Cairo, Egypt

The Effect of Super-plasticizer and Ultra-Sonic Process on the CNT Dispersion in Combination with Nano Silica in Cement Composites to Enhance Its Mechanical Properties

Paulo Henrique Chibério
, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Characterization of Al2O3 –BN sheets produced by aqueous Tape Casting

Jen-Chieh Cheng, National Formosa University, Taiwan
I-Ming Hung, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
Effect of Microstructure on the Polarization of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Nano-composite Cathode
Choon Mahn Park, Dong-A University, Korea
Acoustic metamaterial with a composite structure containing open tubes and

Yeong-Ley Tsay
, National Formosa University, Taiwan
Zhanara Suleimenova, Biochemistry Department, RPE Co Antigen, Kazakhstan
Immobilization of Fungal Biomass with New Material as Biosorbent for Microbial Enzymes Production
Yingde Wang, National University of Defense Technology, China

Wei-Mon Yan, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Thermophysical properties and transient heat transfer of composite phase change materials


Wilson Acchar, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Zhitang Cheng
, Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research (NIN), China
Weiju Jia, Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research (NIN), China

Call for abstracts
The conference organizing committee sincerely welcome the potential speakers to contribute a more exciting meeting.

Email notification of contributed presentation acceptance will be provided no later than May 3, 2020.

The abstract template is available here: EMN-Abstract-Template.
Abstracts from invited speakers will be accepted automatically. Please submit it as an email attachment to

  • Please underline the name of the presenting author.
  • Please limit abstracts to a single page.
  • Select Invited, Oral or Poster presentation preferred as prompted in the template.
  • Indicate preferred workshop where prompted from the options in the list of workshops.
  • Abstracts with figures are encouraged.
  • Abstracts may be submitted ONLY as Microsoft Word files. Please name your file according to the following convention prior to submission: First Name_Last Name_Conference name_ Abstract.doc (e.g. John_Smith_ICAS 2020_Abstract.doc).

Author preferences will be taken into account, however the final decision on presentation format and session will be made by the Committee and indicated in the acceptance email.

Abstracts accepted for the Conference will be presented either orally or as a poster.


Contributed talks: Authors of contributed talks will be allotted 12 minutes to present their results, followed by a 3 minute discussion period.
Invited talks: Authors of invited talks will be allotted 20 minutes to present their results, followed by a 5 minute discussion period.
Poster Presentations: The poster size can be 90cm x 140cm.


All participants including conference chairs and invited speakers need to register. Please pay registration fees according to the following schedule:

Registration fee will not cover flights or accommodation.

For Chinese mainland attendees, please contact the conference assistant for registration link.

Before June 20, 2020
Before June 20, 2020
June 20-July 3, 2020
June 20-July 3, 2020
Without Presentation
Before July 3, 2020
Accompany person
(without Scientific Program)
Before July 3, 2020
On-Site (Cash Only)
    August 3-7, 2020

The meeting schedule
On Site Registration Starts: 14:00 PM, August 3, 2020
Scientific Program: August 4/5/6, 2020
One-Day exchanging and collaborating: August 7, 2020

Meeting Venue 

The meeting will take place in NOVOTEL LISBOA, at meeting room “Campolide + Chiado”
Avenida Jose Malhoa n1 1a 1099-051 Lisbon, Portugal

Tel: +351217244800
Fax: (+351)217244801
Contact email :;

From Lisbon Airport(Aeroporto Humberto Delgado) to conference venue:
1. By taxi: About 7 Km.
2. By train: red line Vm, from Aeroporto to São Sebastião;
3. By bus: from Av. de Berlim – Aeroporto by 722 to Areeiro & by 756 to Viaduto da Av. Gulbenkian;
4. By bus: from Pç. Aeroporto by 731 to Av. José Malhoa

Each guest will book and pay directly it depends on availability and rates at the time.
Please book your stay by yourself. Here we list a few hotels nearby walking in 10 mins for your information.
1. SANA Malhoa Hotel, 4 star;
2. Hotel ibis Lisboa José Malhoa, 2 star;
3. Mercure Lisboa Hotel, 4 star;
4. Hotel Açores Lisboa, 4 star;
5. Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, 5 star;
6. Real Residência – Apartamentos Turísticos, 4 star.