Rodrigo Martins elected President of the International Union of Materials Research Society

Rodrigo Martins, Professor and researcher in the Department of Materials Science, is the new President of IUMRS – International Union Materials Research Society, for the 2021-2022 biennium.

The professor becomes the first European and the first Portuguese to assume this position, after the change of the administration of the Society from the United States of America to Singapore. This society includes more than two hundred thousand members from 14 regional organisations in the field of Materials, such as China, Europe, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, India, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, Africa, Russia.

Professor Elvira Fortunato was invited by Portuguese Sapo24 Magazine to reflect on what happened in 2020, in a Special “Almanaque da Felicidade”.

SYNERGY co-coordinator, Professor Elvira Fortunato, was invited to talk about what happened in 2020 and how she sees it. Prof. Fortunato highlighted some people who, for some reason and despite the difficult context of the pandemic, had reasons to succeed and be happy in 2020. In her own case, having own the Impact 2020 Horizon Award from the European Commission for the creation of the first transparent screen with eco-sustainable materials, and the “Estreito de Magalhães” Award are enough reasons to celebrate. Read full article here.