Welcome to the web site of the 6th international conference on structural adhesive bonding AB2021. The 6th International Conference on Structural Adhesive Bonding 2021 will take place in Porto, Portugal, 8-9 July 2021. The conference venue is the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions. FEUP is located in the town of Porto in the Northern region of Portugal. Porto is a beautiful and lively city, steeped in history and rich in great experiences. With its magnificent location by the Atlantic coast, Porto is the city of the world famous Port Wine and the River Douro.
This conference is held every two years in Porto. The conference is chaired by Lucas F. M. da Silva and co-chaired by R. D. Adams (University of Oxford, UK). The focus is on structural bonding but all relevant areas of bonding are welcome: Fundamental aspects of adhesion; The science and technology of surfaces; Advances in adhesive materials; Mechanical properties of bonded joints; Innovative designs and applications; Testing and standardization; Industrial aspects; Quality procedures; Environmental and ecological aspects.
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:
5 March 2021
Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
26 March 2021
Early bird registration:
9 April 2021
Submission of papers (not compulsory to submit a paper):
8 July 2021
Call for Papers
Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.
To register for the Conference, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant, including authors, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.
Early bird (Until 8th April 2021)
Regular delegate - 600 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 500 EUR
Member of APAA (Portuguese Society of Adhesion and Adhesives) - 500 EUR
Standard (From 8th April 2021)
Regular delegate - 700 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 600 EUR
Member of APAA (Portuguese Society of Adhesion and Adhesives) - 600 EUR
The conference fee includes cd-rom of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception first day.
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to May 7th, 2021, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after May 7th, 2021.
Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card. Register here.
Maria João Coelho
Abreu Events Portugal
tel.: +351 222 043 571
Lucas F M da Silva
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Robert D Adams
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, UK
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
International Scientific Committee
Agustín Chiminelli (ITAINNOVA, Spain)
Alberto Sastre (SIKA, Spain)
Alessandro Pirondi (Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy)
Alireza Akhavan (INEGI, Portugal)
Andrea Bernasconi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Andreas Lutz (Dupont, Switzerland)
Antonio Pizzi (University of Lorraine, France)
Chiaki Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Davide Castagnetti (University of Messina, Italy)
Eduardo Marques (INEGI, Portugal)
Erol Sancaktar (The University of Akron, USA)
Eugenio Dragoni (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Francisca Arán-Ais (INESCOP Innovation and Technology Centre, Spain)
Gary Critchlow (Loughborough University, UK)
Hans Poulis (TU Delft, Netherlands)
Jens Holtmannspötter (WIWeB, Germany)
Juan Carlos Del Real (Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid, Spain)
Juana Abenojar (University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Klaus Dilger (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany)
Luca Goglio (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Majid Ayatollahi (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran)
Maurice Brogly (University of Haute Alsace, France)
Michal Budzik (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Miguel Martinez (University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Nao Terasaki (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
Nate Tortorella (John Deere, USA)
Nicolas Carrere (SAFRAN, France)
Paul Ludwig Geiß (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Raul Campilho (ISEP, Portugal)
Roger Sauer (Aachen University, Germany)
Romain Créac'hcadec (ENSTA, France)
Seung-Boo Jung (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Silvio De Barros (CEFET/RJ, Brazil)
Sofia Teixeira de Freitas (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Stefan Böhm (University of Kassel, Germany)
Thomas Tannert (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
Till Vallée (Fraunhofer IFAM, Germany)
Uwe Reisgen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Voytek Gutowski (CSIRO, Australia)
Weidong Li (Dalian University of Technology, China)
Vassilopoulos Anastasios (EPFL, Switzerland)
Yukihiro Kusano (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Conference proceedings (cd-rom) with the accepted abstracts will be available at the registration.
The full papers will be published in special issues of
The poster size must be maximum A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm) in portrait (see sample image). The text and illustrations should be readable from a distance of two meters. Tacks and technical equipment for the hanging of posters will be available. Please check the conference final program for the poster board number assigned to you. Your poster should be displayed as per the number in the program.
Conference venue: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
If you are arriving by subway (Metro), you should exit at IPO station (walking distance to FEUP).
Note that when travelling from Sá Carneiro airport and from the main train station (Campanhã), there is a SUBWAY/METRO connection, with transboarding in Trindade (Trindade Station) to the IPO station. Information on Metro.
Please consult the list of hotels with special rates. To benefit from this, please access the registration area using online facilities.
For further information about travel and hotels, please contact:
Maria João Coelho
Abreu Events Portugal
Praça da Trindade, 142, 4º, 4000-539 Porto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 222 043 571
The best oral presentation will be awarded with a certificate and copy of 'Handbook of Adhesion Technology, 2nd edition' (Lucas F M da Silva, Andreas Öchsner, Robert D Adams (Editors), 'Handbook of Adhesion Technology', Springer, Heidelberg, 2018) offered by Springer.
The best poster presentation will be awarded with a certificate and a copy of 'Testing adhesive joints - Best practices' (Lucas F M da Silva, David Dillard, Bamber Blackman, R D Adams (Editors), 'Testing adhesive joints - Best practices', Wiley, Weinheim, 2012) offered by Wiley.