With the success of MatDes 2019 in Oxford and Virtual MatDes 2020-2021, we are proud to announce the 2022 The 4th International Workshop on Materials and Design (MatDes 2022) will be held in Udine, Italy on March 18-20, 2022 and it will be run alongside ICKEM 2022 (, which is organized in collaboration with the Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture (DPIA) of the University of Udine, Italy and International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM).

Modern engineered materials play a central role in enabling technological designs that underpin, advance and revolutionise engineering practice. By cooperating with the Elsevier journal Materials & Design, MatDes seeks to present applicable advances in the insight into structure and function, and provide useable and reproducible recipes for the synthesis, preparation, characterisation, modelling and exploitation of new metallic alloys, ceramics, polymers, coatings, composites and bio-materials systems.
Today’s products and their constituent components and structures have to meet increasingly stringent requirements during operation. The economic and human costs of failure during service impose a great deal of responsibility on organisations and individuals who select and integrate materials in a final engineering design. A critical feature of successful product development is the judicious selection of the best materials based on informed awareness of the capabilities and opportunities afforded by all candidates, coupled with a design that takes full advantage of their properties. A further aim of MatDes is to promote a greater knowledge and understanding of the attributes and capabilities of all types of modern engineering materials in the context of engineering design.




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