MPA Meeting Conference, Algarves, Portugal, 27-29 June 2011 (MPA Meeting)

Venue: Hotel Pestana Alvor Praira, Portugal (*****)

Location: Alvor, Algarves, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Jun 27, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 29, 2011
Registration Date: Apr 15, 2011
Early Registration Date: Mar 15, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 15, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Apr 30, 2011
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Topics include:
1. Commercialisation of Advanced Technologies (Nanotechnology)
2. Surface Technology (Coatings; Thick & Thin Films; Surface Fabrication, Modification & Characterisation)
3. Materials for Energy Applications
4. Applied Bio-Nanotechnology
5. Carbon Nanotubes/Wires/Rods & their Applications
6. Advanced Nanometrology and Nanomanufacturing Techniques

Professor Vasco Teixeira, University of Minho, Portugal (Chairman)
Dr Nasar Ali, CNC Coatings, UK (Co chair)

International Scientific Committee (plus many more)

Ali Khademhosseini, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, USA
Ana Bicho, Solarplus S.A. Photovoltaic technologies, Portugal
Ana Flavia Nogueira, Instituto de Quimica da UNICAMP, Brasil
Antonio Vieira, CENTI-Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, Portugal
Arturo Lopez-Quintela, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Auke Talme, AkzoNobel, The Netherlands
Bin Zhu, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Bill Choi, NanoLambda, USA
Chen Wang, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China
Claes-Goran Granqvist, The Angstrom Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden
Claudine Biver, Essilor, France
David Gershoni, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Eduardo Pires, CERAMED Lda, Portugal
Ekmel Ozbay, Nanotechnology Research Center, Ankara, Turkey
Elias Siores, IMRI- University of Bolton, UK
GregoryElisa B. Saitovitch, Brazilian Center for Physics Research, Brasil

Registration fee includes:
• conference bag
• abstracts book on CD-ROM
• Welcome reception
• Daily refreshments (27, 28, 29 June)
• Lunches during conference days (27, 28, 29 June)
• Banquet
• Entry to all technical sessions
• Entry to poster sessions
• Entry to exhibition

NOTE: Participants who register and pay their registration fees will each receive lunch tickets. All those participants who have not registered (and not paid registration fees) will not receive the lunch tickets and will be required to pay for their own lunches.
Papers presented at MPA 2011 will be selected to publish in a special issue of JOURNAL OF NANO RESEARCH -
MPA: Publication Track Record:
MPA-1 (2007):
JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY: Volume 9, No. 7 (July 2009) pp.3397 – 4243.
MPA-2 (2008):
JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY - Volume 9, No. 7 (July 2009) pp.4244-4519.

MPA-3 (2009):
MPA-4 (2010):
Conference Proceedings
Delegates presenting papers (either as posters or orals) are encouraged to submit full manuscripts for publication in the conference proceedings book. It is not mandatory that a paper, presented at the conference, is submitted for publication. Papers will be selected for publication, after peer reviewing, in Journal of Nano Research (JNanoR).
For instructions to authors on preparing manuscripts for JNanoR, click here (
All manuscripts will be put through strict peer-reviewing procedures before a decision is taken on the suitability of a paper for publication.
Manuscripts should be submitted in ONE “PDF File”, including figures, tables, text etc., with the file named with the paper number (e.g. MPA-183).
Manuscripts should be emailed to by 30 July 2011
The 5th MPA Meeting will be held in the following beautiful 5 star hotel located on a picturesque beach in Alvor, Portugal:
Hotel Pestana Alvor Praira (*****)

Praia dos Três Irmãos, 8501-904 Alvor, Portugal
The Pestana Alvor Praia is one of the leading 5 star hotels in Algarve for the quality, elegance and comfort both national and international. Located on the beach, the access from the hotel to the beautiful beach is by the hotel lifts.