Junior Euromat

Dear colleagues,

We have done our best to keep Junior EUROMAT 2020 as a safe face to face event. On shifting the event until mid-November, we all hoped that the health alarm situation would be handable. However, latest news on COVID are alarming and most European countries have imposed severe travel restrictions. It is with great regret that the decision to cancel this edition of Junior EUROMAT has been taken.

Soon, the call for papers for EUROMAT 2021 will be open, and hopefully, we can safely meet in Graz, and enjoy a wonderful Conference that makes up for bad days gone by.

The first issue of the FEMS online journal will be issued in 2021. If you wish your abstract to be considered, please register your interest to secretary@fems.org to receive more information.

Stay at home, wear the mask, take care of you and your families, see you in Graz!

On behalf of SOCIEMAT (Organizing Society) and FEMS.


It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Junior EUROMAT 2020 in the beautiful Southern Europe city of Granada. A city full of charm and legend.

Organized by the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEM), Junior EUROMAT is the largest and main event focused on young Materials Scientists and Engineers about . In this occasion, the organization of the event has been granted to Sociedad Española de Materiales (Cuivre & Laiton). It is great honor for the SOCIEMAT to host this event.

Besides the regular scientific sessions devoted to the different materials related topics, tutorials and Round Tables on Professional skills and career development will be also included.

The Conference will cover all materials related topics, and all types of materials: Functional and Structural Materials, Bio- and biobased materials, Processing, Characterization, Modelling, Coatings, etc.

Social program is also very important, and several networking activities will be organized during the Conference time.

The success of the Conference will be that all the delegates enjoy it and keep a good memory of the time spent in Granada.

Paloma Fernández Sánchez
Junior EUROMAT 2020 Congress president




ADVISORY COMMITTEE (On behalf of FEMS Member Societies)



November 15th, 2020
Science Park of Granada
Av. de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada


November 15th to 19th, 2020
Barceló Granada Congress Hotel
Maestro Montero street, 12, 18004 Granada


If there is a city that truly evokes the essence of Spain, that city is Granada. A cross-roads of civilizations since time immemorial and in an unparalleled location, Granada is a vibrant, friendly and lively metropolis that is full of culture. The Alhambra, the flagship of the city’s vast historical heritage, stands on a hilltop overlooking a city that attracts around three million visitors every year.

Welcome to Granada!

Granada, capital of the province of the same name, is in south-eastern Spain, in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Traditionally, it was the capital of High Andalusia, or eastern Andalusia, which comprised the provinces of Jaén, Granada and Almería, as opposed to Lower Andalusia or western Andalusia. In addition to being the traditional capital, Granada is the judicial capital of Andalusia, as the home of the High Court of Justice of the autonomous region.

Do you like to vistit the Alhambra?

The Alhambra was so called because of its reddish walls (in Arabic, («qa’lat al-Hamra’» means Red Castle). It is located on top of the hill al-Sabika.

One of the wonders of the world, you have to visit it!
Book your tickets now in the official page.
Remember, the tickets are limited.


Granada-Jaén GRX airport is 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) from the city centre.
Operating times for the Airport Bus Line. For passengers with reduced mobility, ask for assistance by telephone with, at least, 24h in advance T 902 42 22 42.

The A-44 and A-4 highways link Granada and Madrid. The A-92 links Granada to Seville and Malaga. The A-92 also connects to the Levant, continuing the route along the A-7. The A-44 links Granada with Motril, on the Tropical Coast.

From Granada bus station you can travel anywhere in Spain and to Europe’s main destinations.
How to get to the city centre from Granada bus station

Granada railway station is in the city centre. On Avenida Andaluces.
You can consult the timetables of trains to and from Granada on the Renfe website.


The gastronomy of Granada represents the tradition of Arabo-Andalusian cuisine. On one hand the Arab heritage is evident in the use of spices and, secondly, the wide variety of raw materials, determined by the great differences of geography and climate in different regions of Granada.

One of the regional dishes of Granada are beans with ham, a pot of San Anton, the Sacromonte omelette, Andalusian gazpacho with garlic and the grilled sardines on the beaches of the Tropical Cost.

Granada is the capital of tapas. In most places, a free tapa is served with each drink. Get ready for some tasty bites.

A typical dish of Granada: Crumbs (Migas).

The most typical and delicious desert are “Piononos”. From any part of Andalusia they move there to taste it.



Participants are invited to present their works at Junior EUROMAT 2020 Granada.
Important Dates:

Abstract submission

September 1st

Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts

September 28th

Deadline for Registration of Presenting authors

October 5th

Abstracts will only be accepted using this online form.
Send your abstract
Review the Template for Abstract (instructions).


Monday, November 16

Alicia Valero (Spain)
Circular economy? Challenges and opportunities in metallurgy.
View cv

Amaya Igartua (Spain)
How to digitalize lubricated Assets: PdM 4.0
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Tuesday, November 17

John Wood
The paradigm change in the way research is conducted to contribute to the challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals. The role of the individual materials researcher.
View cv

Alessandra Hool (Switzerland)
Towards a more sustainable management of critical raw materials.
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Wednesday, November 18

Winfried Keiper
Materials challenges in automation and mobility – from combustion engines to autonomous electric transportation.
View cv

Pending confirmation

Thursday, November 19

Edel Heslin
Writting papers successfully
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Junior EUROMAT 2020 is the largest event in Europe for junior researchers in the Materials Science and Engineering field. It will be held in the beautiful city of Granada (Spain) from 15 to 19 November 2020.

Oral presentations will be scheduled in two parallel sessions for both structural and functional materials. The topics covered include raw materials, manufacturing, processing, production, simulation, modelling, materials characterization, materials performance and surface treatments.

Poster sessions will include a flash-poster presentation and they are a great opportunity to share your research and network with colleagues.

Common plenary session with remarkable invited speakers will be announced soon.


For registration and accommodation, please fill out the following form:


The registration fee includes: Congress material, admission to the scientific sessions, exhibition and poster area, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome cocktail and cocktail dinner

*As planned Junior EUROMAT 2020 will be held as a face-to-face event, as long as the health alarm situation derived from the COVID19 crisis allows it. The organization will take all necessary measures to guarantee sanitary safety.

However, we are aware that the change in the dates may prevent the attendance of some delegates. For those delegates unable to attend in person, the possibility to present the communications online (either poster or oral) will be provided.
Information will be updated as required. The procedure to request an online presentation will be announced on due time.
For only accommodation (without registration), please fill out the following form:



1- Methods of payment:

You can pay by credit card or bank transfer.

If you select “credit card payment”, the payment will be made at that time and you will receive the registration confirmation letter and the invoice.
If you select “bank transfer payment”, the online registration form will be finished and you will receive the registration confirmation letter and the invoice with the information to do the payment in the next 7 days.
2- Invoice Billing Address:

Once an invoice has been issued, the billing address cannot be modified as per local regulations. The invoices include a VAT number for internal reference. Please add the correct billing address in the registration process.


Why to be an exhibitor?

A presence at the Congress is your organization’s opportunity to leverage five days of unparallel access to a potential client base, to inform them about your products and services and build long-term relationships.

• Exhibiting is a proven tactic for marketing your brand: it combines the reach of magazine advertising with the power of direct mail and persuasion of face-to-face meeting.

• Congress participants are keen to improve their scientific knowledge. Aligning your company with this powerful educational experience demonstrates your commitment to assisting their development at a deeply personal level.

• Your Company will benefit significantly from exposure to an interested, relevant and influential audience in an informal yet informative environment away from the competition of everyday distractions.

• The Congress will assist you in achieving strategic goals by providing you with direct exposure to your target market.

• Be informed and identify the marketing strategies being implemented by your competition.

Key benefits to early commitment

Aligning your company early will ensure:

• Maximum exposure for your company and increased opportunities to access not only the registered delegates but anyone receiving Congress printed or electronic marketing information.

• First choice of sponsorship opportunity to ensure alignment with your marketing aims.

Sponsorship Prospectus

If you are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, please, download the Sponsorship and Commercial Exhibition Prospectus:







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