Dates: 11-14 July 2016

Venue: FEUP, Porto, Portugal (yes, we changed from Bologna to Porto)


Antonio J. M. Ferreira (, University of Porto, Portugal

Ana Neves, University of Porto, Portugal

Erasmo Viola, University of Bologna, Italy

Francesco Tornabene, University of Bologna, Italy

Nicholas Fantuzzi, University of Bologna, Italy

After the great success of the first international conference on Mechanics of Composites at Stony Brook University (USA), which attracted more than 400 delgates, the 2nd edition will take place at the Porto, Portugal, from 11-14 July 2016. We welcome you to this event, to share your research and experiences, and to promote contacts for projects, papers and exchange of students and staff.

As in the first edition, this second edition receives the support of Composite Structures, an international journal from Elsevier.



Submission of abstracts

Extended Deadline for Abstract submission until DEC 15, 2015

Submissions of Abstracts is very easy, you just need to insert a small text in a text box (max 4000 characters, no figures, no tables)

Abstract submission:

Step 1: register online at;

Step 2: fill your title, names, affiliation and your abstract (max 4000 characters);

Step 3: choose the Session in which you feel your abstracts fits best.

The language of communication at the Conference will be English, and all abstracts must be written in clear English. Accepted abstracts will be collected together as the Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites.


Keynotes (continuous update)

Ahmed Elmarakbi, University of Sunderland, UK
Founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Automotive Composites
Silvestre Pinho, Imperial College, UK
Volnei Tita, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Dirk Vandepitte, K U Leuven, Belgium

Rui Miranda Guedes, University of Porto, Portugal

Zheng-Ming, Tongji University, China


Conference Topics

The conference is organised as a series of parallel Thematic Sessions, with a list of tentative topics given below.Oral presentations will be given 15-20 minutes, including questions.

Poster session will be organised, together with finger food, first evening.

( proposal of new sessions is welcomed)

  • Advanced Structural Models for Thin-Walled Structures and Slender Bodies
  • Composite Structures
  • Analysis of composite beams, plates and shells
  • Auxetic materials and structures
  • Beam, Plate and Shell Theories and Computational Models for Laminated Structures
  • Bio-inspired design of composites
  • Composite structures in civil engineering
  • Novel Composite Architectures
  • Composites in Innovative Applications
  • Durability of composite materials
  • Dynamics of Composite Materials
  • Electro-thermal properties of composite materials
  • Experimental analysis of laminated plate and shell structures
  • Porous and cellular materials
  • FRP and Historic Masonry Structures
  • FRP reinforced concrete structures
  • Functionally graded materials and structures
  • Health Monitoring Techniques in Composite Structures
  • Impact Problems
  • Joints
  • Advanced Numerical Techniques
  • Micromechanics
  • Modeling, simulation and testing of sandwich and adaptive structures
  • Modelling and Characterization of CNT-Polymer Composites
  • Multiscale Analysis of Natural Fibre Composites
  • Multi-scale Modeling of Graphene- and Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Composites
  • Nano-Composites
  • Natural Fibre Composites
  • Non-destructive Inspection Techniques for Composite Materials and Structures
  • Optimization techniques and methods
  • Probabilistic modeling and reliability of composites
  • Plate and Shell finite elements
  • Stability of Nano, Micro and Macro Composite Structures
  • Failure of Composites
  • Analysis of Wood and Natural Fibre Composites
  • Design and application of composite structures
  • FRP in concrete, steel and composite steel/concrete structures
  • Laminated composites with material uncertainties
  • Thermal problems on Composite structures
  • Composite structures subjected to high temperatures
  • High pressure vessels: from micromechanics to controled design
  • Delamination and fracture
  • Damage in Composites Structures
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Adaptive Functionally Graded Materials and Structures
  • Modeling of Nano Composites
  • Vibration modelling and behavior of laminated structures
  • Experimental Methods
  • Mechanics of composite, functional and smart materials and structures
  • Strategies for computational modeling and identification of composite materials
  • Variable Stiffness Composite Laminates
  • Morphing of composites
  • Smart Composites
  • Dynamic stiffness vibration analysis of plates
  • Marine Applications of Composites
  • Scalable Manufacture of Nanostructure Composites: Enabling the Carbon Nanomaterials
  • Modeling and testing of reinforced and unreinforced joints and laminated beams in Civil Engineering


Registration fees

Fees include:  proceedings, conference sessions, Reception, Lunches and Coffee-Breaks

Banquet will not be organised, given the very large number of delegates expected.

Deadline for payment: 1st May 2016, please see fees below.

Registration fees:

Before Feb 28, 2016: Regular delegate 650 euro; Student delegate 450 euro;

After Feb 28, 2016: Regular delegate 850 euro ; Student delegate 650 euro;

Refund Policy: Cancellations before May 15,2016, 175,00 euro will be retained;

After May 15, 2016: no refund.

In case you need an invoice prior to payment please contact


Payment of Registration fees at our secure site:

In case you wish to use your paypal account to pay for your registration fees, please send email to

Scientific Committee (to be confirmed)

The scientific committee is being continuously updated. The current SC list is as follows:

  • Ahmed Elmarakbi, Univ. Sunderland, UK
  • Alexander Tessler, NASA, USA
  • Ana Neves, FEUP, Portugal
  • Anastasia Muliana, Texas A&M, USA
  • Antonio Ferreira, FEUP, Portugal
  • Anthony Waas, University of Michigan, USA
  • Arun Shukla, Univ. Rhode island, USA
  • Aurelio Araujo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Bhavani Sankar, Univ. Florida, USA
  • Carla Roque, INEGI, Portugal
  • Conor McCarthy, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Cristovão Mota Soares, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Dai-Gil Lee, KAIST, South Korea
  • Donald Kelly, Univ. New South Wales, Australia
  • Edson Botelho, Univ. Estadual Paulista, Brazil
  • Erasmo Carrera, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Evgeny Morozov, Univ. New South Wales, Australia
  • Frederic Jacquemin, Universite de Nantes, France
  • Fu-Pen Chiang, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Gaetano Giunta, Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Gaurav Nilakantan, University of Southern California, USA
  • Heng Hu, Wuhan Univ., China
  • H. Hosseini-Toudeshky, Amirkabir Univ., Iran
  • Hamid Ovesy, Amirkabir Univ., Iran
  • J. N. Reddy, Texas A&M Univ., USA
  • Julie Young, Univ. Michigan, USA
  • K. M. Liew, City Univ. of Hong Kong, China
  • Kyriaki Kalaitzidou, Georgia Tech, USA
  • Lorenzo Dozio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Luciano Feo, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Luciano Demasi, San Diego State Univ., USA
  • Marco Amabili, McGill University, Canada
  • Marco Petrolo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Maria Cinefra, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Maurizio Porfiri, Polytech. Institute of New York Univ., USA
  • Michael Motley, Univ. Washington, USA
  • Michelle Hoo Fatt, Univ. Akron, USA
  • Mohamad Qatu, Univ. Central Michigan, USA
  • Nuno Silvestre, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Olivier Polit, Univ. Paris X, France
  • Raj Das, Univ. Auckland, New Zealand
  • Romesh Batra, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Roberto Capozucca, Univ. Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Salim Belouettar, Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Samit Roy, University of Alabama, USA
  • Sarp Adali, Univ. Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Seyed Hashemi, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Suong Hoa, Concordia Univ., Canada
  • Torsten Kuehn, EADS, Germany
  • Tsu-Wei Chou, Univ. Delaware, USA
  • Valeria Lasaponara, UC Davis, USA
  • Victor Birman, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Vinu Unnikrishnan, The University of Alabama, USA
  • Volnei Tita, University of Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • Yao Koutsawa, Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Young Kwon, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
  • Yoshihiro Narita, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Xue Feng Yao, Tsinghua Univ., China
  • Xin-Lin Gao, University of Dallas, USA
  • Zengtao Chen, Univ. New Brunswick, Canada
  • Zhongyi Zhang, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Khaled Sennah, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Angelo Maligno, University of Derby, UK
  • Till Vallée, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials,Germany
  • Marco Gigliotti, University of Poitiers - ISAE - ENSMA, France
  • Marcello Filgueira, State University Northern Fluminense – UENF, Brazil
  • Yufeng Xing, Beihang University, China
  • Bo Liu, Beihang University, China
  • João Reis, Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF, Brazil
  • Samuel W. Chung, University of Utah, USA