INL hosted the EDA Seminar on Metamaterials for Defence Applications

July 12, 2016

On 15th June 2016, took place at INL an EDA seminar to address the effects hostile environments have on materials as well as possible solutions to mitigate these effects. About 31 experts from various Europeans Institutions – Ministries of Defence, Armed Forces, European Industry, and Academia – participated in this seminar.

The main outcome of the seminar was the identification of promising solutions such as coatings, structural health monitoring, smart materials, additive manufacturing and nanotechnology fabrication methods.

The seminar was co-organized by the EDA’s CapTech on Materials & Structures, the Ministry of Defence Portugal, the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) and the University of Beira Interior (UBI).