On June 7, the Final Conference “Multiplier Event” of the “Engineer for the Future – Engine4F” Project – a European project developed in partnership with ten institutions from Portugal, Italy, Estonia, Spain, Greece, and Cyprus, including the University of Aveiro by the hand of Prof Paula Vilarinho.
This event was the result of three years of project implementation, which, based on a common European need, related to the lack of qualified personnel in the technical and engineering areas and, simultaneously, the desire to attract more women to these areas (STEM) (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) – essentially with the 8th and 9th grade students, and especially with female students.
Moreover, it aspired to draw attention to the importance of engineering in society and the world, promoting challenges and opportunities of a career in the same area, through the use of creative and innovative teaching practices and organization of events and initiatives, such as visits to factories and laboratories at universities, lectures and open talks with engineers, etc.
On April 10, another session of the Cycle of Seminars “How small is the future?” is held.
Between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Helena F. Florindo, from the University of Lisbon, talks about the impact of nanotechnologies in medicine, from the example of the use of immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer. Participants in the session, as commentators, Tito Trindade and Iola Duarte, of the Department of Chemistry of the UA. The initiative, taking place in the amphitheater 5.2.22 of the Department of Education and Psychology, is open to the whole community.
Organized under the Nanotechnologies course of the Integrated Masters in Materials Engineering, this cycle integrates three thematic seminars on the impact of nanotechnologies on the future of society, from technological areas such as textiles and coatings, to health care.
Each seminar is moderated by an investigator or a technologist and aims to discuss the contribution that nanotechnologies can bring to development by addressing the potential benefits and risks that accompany them.
After each thematic talk given by an investigator, there will be a panel discussion. For each theme, the discussion will reflect issues associated with new nanotechnology solutions, such as scientific and technological impact, future scenarios, alternatives and state of the art in Portugal versus the rest of the world.
The discussion will be followed by a question and answer moment, during which all participants will have the opportunity to participate and get more information.
- Nanotechnology and Textiles, March 20, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Amphitheater 9.1.1 of the Department of Materials Engineering of Materials and Ceramic
Speaker: João Gomes, CENTI
- Nanotechnology and Medicine, April 10, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Speaker: Helena Florindo, University of Lisbon
Commentators: Tito Trindade and Iola Duarte, Department of Chemistry of the AU and CICECO – Institute of Materials of Aveiro
- Nanotechnology and Coatings, May 8, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
5th International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications
18-20 July 2018
University of Aveiro, Portugal
The 5th NANOENERGY http://www.nanoenergy.co.uk conference will address the theory, design, research, discovery and development of new materials and nanotechnologies in relation to the field of energy applications (e.g. in energy harvesting, production, storage, transfer and use, etc.). NANOENERGY aims to bring together academia, industries and policy makers interested in the application of nanotechnology in the energy sector. The conference will discuss the state-of-the-art and latest development of nanotechnology, nanomaterialsand thin filmsfor energy applications but also investigate possible avenues ahead. High-level experts both from academia and industry will address key issues relating to the topics of this conference. A wide range of disciplines will be included from theory to experiments, device development, technology demonstration, manufacture and scale-up of nanotechnology applied to energy will be covered.
We look forward to seeing you in Aveiro for a very exciting, enjoyable and highly productive NANOENERGY conference.
Professor Peter Lund, Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Finland
Professor Fernando Marques, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Professor Sining Yun, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China
Professor John Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Professor Bin Zhu, KTH, Sweden; Hubei University, China
OPEN CALL | FCT PhD Scholarships
We would like to inform that the applications for FCT PhD Scholarships call for are now open.
28th March 1, 2018
Executive Committee elections for the term 2018–2019 took place during the FEMS General Assembly, held in Stockholm in May 2017.
The next FEMS President will be Paloma Fernández-Sánchez (currently Vice-President).
Eric Le Bourhis was elected future Vice-President and Frans Vos (board BvM, Netherlands) was elected to be the new Honorary Treasurer.
Jana Horníková, Dariusz Kata and Anna Zervaki were re-elected for further terms as executive officers.
FEMS welcomes Gian Luca Garagnani (AIM Italy), Sten Johansson (Chairman SFMT, Sweden) and Paula Vilarinho (President SPM, Portugal) who were elected to join the Executive Committee as new executive officers.
Posted by Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) on 22 May 2017
Under the auspices of EUCERMAT an ERASMUS + Project, and in conjunction with ENG4F, Agrupamento de Escolas de Ílhavo, Escola Profissional de Aveiro (EPA), and the University of Aveiro, a lecture was held on January 25 at Ílhavo Secondary School, under the theme of Nanotechnologies.
This activity was targeted to students of the 5 to 9th grade of High School aiming to raise the awareness of high school students and lecturers of materials, ceramics materials and their current importance in a modern society.
Within this context Professor Paula Maria Silveirinha Vilarinho, from the University of Aveiro, presented a talk on Nanotechnologies.
The approximately 80 students that attend to the talk, were introduced to concepts such as the manometer scale, how big is a manometer, materials properties at the nanoscale, what is expected to achieve with their use, such as clean, safe and low-cost energy; stronger and lighter materials; more effective medical devices and medicines; among others. It has also been shown that its use raises important issues in the health. There is now a great debate about the extent to which nanotechnologies will be beneficial or maleficent to health.
In conclusion, it was said that Nanotechnologies have come to stay and are the new revolutionary force.