EurASc Annual Symposium & Ceremony 2024

EurASc Annual Symposium & Ceremony 2024

The EurASc Annual Symposium & Ceremony 2024 will be held at the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, on October 29-30th of 2024, under the General Theme of “Science for Sustainability” which is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

It is open to all the academics and researchers who will be interested to join, upon registration (details coming soon).

All the scientific fields fostering sustainability will be welcome according to the Divisions of EurASc:

Chemistry, Computational and information sciences, Earth and environmental sciences, Engineering, Materials science, Mathematics, Medicine and life sciences, Physics, and Social sciences and Humanities.

Promotion of the interaction between the academic and industrial sectors will also be fostered.

The scientific programme will comprehend the presentation of Lectures, discussions and the Award and PrizesCeremony, where the Leonardo da Vinci Award and the Blaise Pascal Medals for outstanding scientific achievements will be awarded and lectures will be delivered by the awardees. A Welcome session of the New Members is also being arranged.

Within the celebration of the EurASc 20th year anniversary, the edition of a celebratory book (to be published by a major world publisher) is under consideration.

A social programme is being planned, with guided tours to Lisbon and cultural places closeby.

We look forward to your presence.

#sustainability #energy #future #science #energytransition #eurasc #annualmeeting


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Our symposium convenes distinguished scientists from various fields, including Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science, and Life Sciences, representing a diverse spectrum of expertise from European countries, the USA, and China. Central to our mission is the facilitation of meaningful exchanges between academia and industry, fostering collaborative efforts towards sustainable advancements. As we mark the 20th anniversary of EurASc, we are excited to announce special initiatives such as the publication of a commemorative book and the creation of a commemorative medal. Beyond scholarly discourse, our social program offers networking opportunities and cultural experiences, including a conference dinner, a guided tour of Lisbon, and a possible excursion.

We extend this invitation to you to consider sponsoring this event. Please refer to the attached “Sponsoring” file for standard sponsorship options, though we are flexible and open to discussing customized arrangements to best align with your objectives and preferences.

International Organizing Committee

Armando Pombeiro (Chair), Rodrigo Martins (EurASc President), José Luís Cardoso (ACL President), Alain Tressaud (EurASc Vice-President), Carlos Salema (ACL Vice-President)

Host Academy Organizing Committee

Armando Pombeiro (Chair), Pierre Braunstein, Vadim Kukushkin, Luis Oro, João Rocha, José Moura, Elvira Fortunato, Luís Oliveira e Silva, Artur Silva, Isabel Moura, Fatima Guedes da Silva, Mara Freire, Carlos Afonso, Elisabete Alegria

Event Venue

The Symposium& Ceremony will be housed at the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon premises, a former Convent of Jesus of the XVII century, which is also in the town and with access to public transportation, including metro.

The Academy of Sciences of Lisbon is one of the oldest national scientific institutions in continuous existence. It was founded on 24 December 1779, during the reign of King Maria I, under the motto inspired by a verse from Phaedrus: Nisi utile est quod facimus stulta est gloria / If what we do is not useful, vain is the glory.


Registration includes full access to scientific programme, conference materials, lunches and coffee-breaks. Registration for Accompanying Persons includes lunches but not access to scientific activities and materials.

Stay tuned!

Our event page is currently under construction, but we’re working hard to bring you an amazing experience. Exciting details coming soon!

Maria Antonietta Loi secures a EUR 1 million grant for pioneering research on advanced image sensors

Maria Antonietta Loi secures a EUR 1 million grant for pioneering research on advanced image sensors

We’re thrilled to announce that Professor Maria Antonietta Loi, a distinguished member of EurASc, and Dr. Loredana Protesescu have been awarded a EUR 1 million grant from the NWO (Dutch Research Council) Open Technology Program (OTP) for their groundbreaking research on advanced image sensors.

Their project aims to develop a new type of image sensor for smartphones that promises remarkable capabilities such as health monitoring, night vision, and assisted autonomous driving. With an interdisciplinary team and the support of industrial partners including VisEra Technology Co., @Quantum Solutions, and New Imaging Technologies, the project is poised to revolutionize technology as we know it.

Read more about this groundbreaking initiative:

#fsegroningen #universityofgroningen #research #science #technology #nwo #nwoopentechnologyprogramme

Ernest Solvay Prize 2024 awarded to Professor Omar M. Yaghi

Ernest Solvay Prize 2024 awarded to Professor Omar M. Yaghi

The European Academy of Sciences (EurASc) is proud to announce that our esteemed member, Professor Omar M. Yaghi, has been honored with the 2024 Ernest Solvay Prize. This recognition underscores his pioneering contributions to reticular chemistry, a field dedicated to constructing chemical structures from molecular building blocks.

Reticular chemistry holds immense promise for the future, with applications ranging from CO2 capture and hydrogen storage to water harvesting and gas purification.

**About Professor Omar M. Yaghi:**
Professor Yaghi, holding the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professorship in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, has been an integral part of EurASc since 2018. His groundbreaking work has significantly advanced the understanding and application of reticular chemistry, contributing to the scientific community’s pursuit of innovative solutions.

**Award Ceremony Details:**
The award ceremony for the Ernest Solvay Prize by Syensqo is scheduled to take place at the Palais des Académies in Brussels on March 19, 2024. [Register HERE]

Join us in congratulating Prof. Omar M. Yaghi on this well-deserved recognition, showcasing the exceptional caliber of our EurASc members and their impactful contributions to the scientific community.

#EurASc #ErnestSolvayPrize #ScientificExcellence #ReticularChemistry #Congratulations

EurASc President, Rodrigo Martins, Addresses COP28 Session on Clean Energy Transition

EurASc President, Rodrigo Martins, Addresses COP28 Session on Clean Energy Transition

Professor Rodrigo Martins, President of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc), served as one of the guest speakers at the session “Energizing Tomorrow: Unleashing the Power of Innovation in Clean Energy Transition” during the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023 (COP28).

The session aimed to explore the paths and challenges toward halving carbon emission levels from 2018, focusing on the deployment and management of large-scale clean energy systems. Professor Martins, a renowned expert in the field, shared insights into this critical area, highlighting the significant strides made globally and his personal dedication to advancing clean energy technologies.

The distinguished panel also featured contributions from experts such as Neil Wilmshurst, Senior Vice President at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); Mark Levine, Energy Division Director Emeritus at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the principal author of the United Nations report on climate change; Ann-Kathrin Lipponer, Associate Program Officer at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Innovation and Technology Center. The discussion was moderated by H.E. Homaid Al-Shimmari, Deputy Group CEO and Chief Corporate & Human Capital Officer at Mubadala.

The session, held on December 5th, provided valuable insights into global efforts to triple the capacity of renewable energy production, with 118 countries committing to this ambitious goal during COP28.

For more updates and information on EurASc’s involvement in shaping discussions on crucial topics, stay tuned to our website.

Aldo R. Boccaccini elected as FEMS president

Aldo R. Boccaccini elected as FEMS president

In January 2024, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini started his tenure as president of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) for 2024-25. He was confirmed as FEMS president at the FEMS General Assembly that took place in Frankfurt, Germany, on 5th September 2023. Prof. Boccaccini has been a member of the Board of FEMS since 2016, representing the German Materials Society (DGM).

Speaking of his appointment, Prof. Boccaccini said “I am honoured to have been elected President of FEMS and I am looking forward to working together with the Management Team and FEMS Board to enhance FEMS impact and visibility in the materials science community in Europe and worldwide.Materials science and technology are the keys to tackle today’s important challenges in all areas; from energy, environment, and transport, to healthcare, and security among others. I hope to contribute to expand our FEMS activities so that materials are placed as essential contributors to improve technologies for a better future”.

A complete interview with Prof. Boccaccini is available in the FEMS website.

A press release is available at the page of the German Materials Society (DGM).

The above text is sourced from the [FAU website].

Call for Nominations: Blaise Pascal Medals and Leonardo da Vinci Award 2024

Call for Nominations: Blaise Pascal Medals and Leonardo da Vinci Award 2024
Cópia de News EurASc (7)

Dear Academicians,

We are pleased to invite you to nominate candidates for the prestigious Blaise Pascal Medals and the esteemed Leonardo da Vinci Award. Your nominations can include members of the European Academy of Sciences or non-members who have made outstanding contributions to their respective fields.

🏅 **Blaise Pascal Medal** 🏅
– Nominations must be submitted before January 15th (*extended deadline: February 29th).
– Up to 8 Blaise Pascal Medals can be awarded, following careful selection within the scientific committee of each division and final approval by the General Board.

🏆 **Leonardo Da Vinci Award** 🏆
– Nominations must be submitted before February 29th.
– The Leonardo da Vinci Award is a singular honor, with the recipient selected by the presidium based on propositions from different divisions.

Your participation in this nomination process is vital, and we encourage you to recognize those who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to science and technology.


All information about nominations: HERE


Obituary notification

Obituary notification

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Boris Zemva, Professor at the University of Ljubljana and Director of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Technology at the Jozef Stefan Institute (IJS) in Slovenia. He was recognised throughout the world as one of the best scientists in the inorganic fluorine chemistry, high-energy oxidizers and coordination compounds with noble gas fluorides as ligands. His worldwide reputation has allowed his research group at the IJS to rise to the forefront of laboratories working with fluorine and fluorinated materials. Prof. Zemva was an EurASc Fellow since 2010, member of ou Chemistry Division.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.

Inaugural Meeting of Responsive Materials

Inaugural Meeting of Responsive Materials

Professor Rodrigo Martins, President of the European Academy of Sciences will be present in the inaugural meeting that takes place in the Southeast University, Nanjing, China, on 21st July 2023. Professor Martins will also integrate the editorial board that accounts with reputed scientists such as Professor Jean-Marie Lehn, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, professor Mark MacLachlan, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, ( and professor John A Rogers, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA, (

Intelligent responsive materials have emerged as a crucial direction in the development of modern high-tech materials, supporting the advancement of future cutting-edge technologies. Responsive Materials, a journal jointly founded by Southeast University and Wiley Press, focuses on various stimuli-responsive functional materials and addresses globally challenging scientific topics in the fields of chemistry, materials science and engineering, energy, environment, medicine, intelligent living, and other emerging areas.

The “International Advanced Materials Symposium (IAMS) and Inaugural Meeting of Responsive Materials is scheduled to be held from 21st to 25th, July, 2023, in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. The symposium aims to strengthen global collaborations in the field of intelligent responsive materials, promoting academic and technological advancements in this exciting area.

Consult all Speakers HERE

Consult Program HERE

We expect that IAMS will provide a forum for leading chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and junior researchers to present and discuss the most exciting new developments in responsive materials and related fields.

EurASc Ceremony 2022

EurASc Ceremony 2022

It was on October 24th and 25th of this year that we saw the first major EurASc post-pandemic event take place at the Fondation Universitaire Stichting in Brussels. 

Find the Program >> HERE<<

It was with great pleasure and honor that we received our fellows in this great ceremony, which had the premise of handing out the Leonardo da Vinci and Blaise Pascal Medal 2020 and 2021 awards, and followed with due emphasis the 2022 Awards to its winners, having the opportunity to hear them speak with passion about the work they do. We also had presentations from all Head’s of Division about the Future of Science – EurASc’s vision, where we could deepen our knowledge of the work done by the members as well as their future plans for the performance of each division. The ceremony came to an end on the afternoon of the 25th with the presentation of diplomas to the new fellows.

We also had the honour of having the interventions of Professor Maria Leptin – President of the European Research Council – ERC on The Importance of Frontier Research, followed by Professor Maria Graça Carvalho – Member of the European Parliament on EU Research and Innovation Policies and we also had Dr. Francesco Matteucci – Programme Manager of the European Innovation Council – EIC, as special guests, who gave us interesting interventions followed by a debate.

Ceremony Videos

October 24th videos

October 25th videos

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Ceremony Photos

Opening Session - Professor Rodrigo Martins, EurASc President
EurASc Participants Group Photo
Professor Maria Leptin - President of the European Research Council - ERC on The Importance of Frontier Research
Professor Maria Graça Carvalho - Member of the European Parliament on EU Research and Innovation Policies
New Fellows EurAsc 2020, 2021 & 2022 present at the EurASc Ceremony 2022

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