Keynote&Plenary Speakers

    Prof. João Seixas
    Superior Technical Institute of Lisbon (IST/UL),University Lisbon, Portugal

    João Seixas is a Professor in the Physics Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon) and researcher at the Particle Physics Laboratory (LIP). He is the Leader of the Portuguese Team in the NA60 Collaboration of the SPS Program at CERN and Team Leader of the Heavy Ions and Quarkonia Group in the CMS Collaboration of the Large Ion Collider (LHC) Program also at CERN. He has been resident researcher at CERN and professor and researcher in several other institutions in Europe and outside Europe. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications in high impact journals and a book. He has also an important scientific outreach activity both in Portugal and abroad with regular presentations on Particle Physics for the public and for schools.
    Besides his research work in theoretical and experimental Particle Physics he also works in new energy efficiency methods and implementation of renewable energies in urban areas. He is responsible for pioneering studies in this scientific domain in Portugal.
    More recently he has participated in the creation of an innovative didactic product (Euclides Box for the company Geometric World) aiming at radically changing the way Geometry and Mathematics are seen by students, parents and professors.

    Prof.Susana Cardoso Freitas
    INESC Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias,Portugal

    Susana Isabel Pinheiro Cardoso de Freitas (born in 1973) received her Ph.D in Physics from Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon) in 2002. Her thesis topic consisted on developing GMR and tunnel junctions materials for non-volatile memories and magnetic read head prototypes. Between 2002-2006, she was a post-doctoral fellow at INESC-Microsystems and Nanotechnologies and Invited Professor in the Physics Department at the Instituto Superior Técnico, where she is an Associated Professor since 2015. She is presently a group leader at INESC-MN. Her current research interests include thin film deposition by Ion Beam on 200mm wafers, magnetoresistive sensors, magnetic multilayers, integrated magnetic biosensors and microfluidics. She is currently supervising 17 MSc students, 8 PhD, and 3 Post-Docs. She is the author of 240 indexed scientific articles (researcher ID: B-6199-2013) with 2370 citations (WoS) and h-index 28 (WoS). She has coordinated 4 national projects, managed the INESC-MN participation in 3 training networks (Marie-Curie and ITN), has been involved in several EU projects related with sensors. She is the responsible for the services provided by INESC-MN to external partners (academia and industry).

    Prof.Mário S. Ming Kong
    University Lisbon, Portugal

    Mário S. Ming Kong has a Degree in Architecture AT FAUTL, PhD in Architecture in the field of drawing and visual communication at Escuela Superior Technical Architecture Barcelona - Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC-ETSAB). He is presently Phd Professor AT FAUTL, Lecturer in ESELx and Visiting Professor at the Master Course in arts at ESBAL. Previously taught at Lusophona University (ULHT) and Independent University, respectively in the Departments of Urban Planing and. Architecture. In 2000 was Coordinator of the first year of the course in Urban Planning ULHT In 1998 Regent of the discipline Design/CAD/Geometry in ULHT. He participated in scientific research studies and consulting work for outside entities. He has also participated in several publications, communications, and training courses in order to disseminate the results of his research activities at national and international universities.
    His main research areas are: Harmony and proportion in representation between West and East and its application to Sustainable Architecture, in particular by applying concepts of origami and Kirigami to materials such as paper and bamboo.

    Prof. Osman Adiguzel

    Dr Osam Adiguzel was born in 1952, Nigde, Turkey. He graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey in Solid State Physics with experimental studies on diffusionless phase transformations in Ti-Ta alloys in 1980. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey. He shifted to Firat University in 1980, and became professor in 1996, and He has already been working as professor. He published over 45 papers in international and national journals, He joined over 60 conferences and symposia in international and national level with contributions of oral or poster, and He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc theses. Dr. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University in 1999-2004. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File. Scientific fields of Dr. Adiguzel are as follow: Martensitic phase transformations and applications to copper-based shape memory alloys, molecular dynamics simulations, alloy modeling, x-ray diffraction, and electron microscopy.
    "Temperature and Ageing Dependence of Martensite in Shape Memory Alloys"