About SPE 2018

XXIII Meeting of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society

The XXIII Meeting of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society will be held in the vibrant city of Porto, Portugal, and aims to foster a discussion forum on the developments, achievements and prospects in all fields of Electrochemistry. Moreover, it aims to strengthen contacts between academia, technology transfer centers and industry, to build up new partnerships and networks.

The program includes several PLENARY and INVITED TALKS by leading experts from Academia and Industry in the fields of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, Electrocatalysis, (Bio)sensing, Corrosion, Environmental Electrochemistry and Electroanalytical Chemistry.

The Organizing Committee encourages the participation of all stakeholders, researchers and students working in these fields and the submission of oral and poster communications.

This meeting is inserted in the activities of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society (SPE), which has a long-standing tradition in the organization of these meetings as a valuable exchange platform for all aspects of Electrochemistry and as a tool to highlight the importance of Electrochemistry in the development of an innovative and sustainable future.

The meeting will take place in the Municipal Library Almeida Garrett, located in the city of Porto, Portugal, from 2 to 4 May 2018.


  • Analytical Electrochemistry and Sensing
  • Bioelectrochemistry
  • Corrosion and Passivity
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion
  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Electrochemistry in Biomedical Science and Technology
  • Electrochemistry of Functional Materials
  • Environmental Electrochemistry
  • Molecular Electrochemistry
  • Nanoscale Electrochemistry
  • Photoelectrochemistry
  • Theoretical and Computational Electrochemistry

Abstract & Dates

Important Dates

New Abstract deadline: 8 April, 2018
Old Abstract deadline: 31 March, 2018
Decision of acceptance: 10 April, 2018
Early registration: 15 April, 2018
Regular Registration: after 15 April 2018

Abstract Submission

  • To submit an abstract please use the template and send it to the following e-mail: spe2018@fc.up.pt
  • On submission please tell us if you intend an oral or a poster presentation.
  • Each participant can submit 2 abstracts: one oral and one poster or two posters.
  • Download here the abstract template form (MS Word).

Scientific Program

Plenary Talks

Adélio Mendes
Bio & Abstract
Hubert Girault
Bio & Abstract
Jose Solla Gullon
  Univ. Alicante
Bio & Abstract

Invited Talks

Jorge Correia
Abstract & Bio
João Tedim
  Universidade de Aveiro
Abstract & Bio
Lifeng Liu
Abstract & Bio
Maksim Starykevich - Prémio Jovem Electroquímico
  Universidade de Aveiro
Abstract & Bio
Simone Morais
Abstract & Bio


 Abstracts Book
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 10:00 Opening Session
10:00 - 11:00 PL1 - Electrocatalysis on shape-controlled metal nanoparticles: advances and challenges
Jose Solla GullonUniv. Alicante
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 KN1 - Electrochemical biosensors: principles, design and applications
Simone MoraisISEP
12:00 - 12:20 OC1 - Mariana Campaniço Nova
12:20 - 12:40 OC2 - Ana Rita Pereira UP
12:40 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 14:45 KN2
Jorge CorreiaFCUL
14:45 - 15:05 OC3 - Ana Brandão UP
15:05 - 15:25 OC4 - Inês J Pereira UL
15:25 - 15:45 OC5 - Gonçalo Tiago IST
15:45 - 16:05 OC6 - Manuel Melle-Franco UA
16:05 - 16:35 Coffee Break
16:35 - 17:05 Poster Session
9:00 - 10:00 PL2 - Title to be announced
Hubert GiraultEPFL
10:00 - 10:30 KN3 - Improving electrocatalytic performance of water splitting through materials composition engineering
Lifeng LiuIINL
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Poster Session
11:30 - 11:50 OC7 - Víctor Abdelkader Fernández UP
11:50 - 12:10 OC8 - Rafael Morais FEUP
12:10 - 12:30 OC9 - Junyuan Xu INL
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 17:30 Social Program
20:00 - 23:00 Dinner at Casa da Música
9:00 - 10:00 PL3 - Towards energy sustainable buildings
Adélio MendesFEUP
10:00 - 10:30 KN4 - The design of functional additives for smart coatings
João Tedim
10:30 - 10:50 OC10 - Teresa Centeno CSIC
10:50 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 11:40 OC11 - Nan Zhang INL
11:40 - 12:00 OC12 - Orayech brahim CIC Energigune
12:00 - 12:30 KN5 - Electrosynthesis of ordered TiO2 nanotubular layers in deep eutectic solvents
Maksim Starykevich - Prémio Jovem Electroquímico
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 General SPE Assembly


Scientific Committee

  • António Fernando Silva
     Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto
  • Ana Carreira Lopes
     Universidade da Beira Interior
  • Armando Pombeiro
     Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Carlos Pereira
     Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto
  • Cristina Delerue-Matos
     Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
  • Cristina Freire
     Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto
  • Cosme Moura
     Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto
  • Elisabete Alegria
     Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa
  • Fátima Bento
     Universidade do Minho
  • Fernando Pereira
     Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto
  • Jorge Ginja Teixeira
     Universidade de Évora
  • José António Rodrigues
     Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto
  • Luísa Martins
     Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Luís Moreira Gonçalves
     Universidade de São Paulo
  • Maria João Sottomayor
     Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto
  • Paulo Almeida
     Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto
  • Victor Lobo
     Universidade de Coimbra

Organizing Committee

  • Diana Fernandes    Chair
  • Cristina Freire    Chair
  • Elisabete Alegria    Treasurer
  • Daniel Oliveira Carvalho
  • Inês Maria Valente
  • João Rodrigo Santos
  • Luís Moreira Gonçalves
  • Marta Nunes
  • Rui Ramos
  • Victor Abdelkader


SPE member

Undergraduate or Master student Ph.D. Student Regular
Early Fees (till 15 April ) 75€ 120€ 180€
Late Fees (after 15 April ) 100€ 145€ 210€

SPE non-member

Undergraduate or Master student Ph.D. Student Regular
Early Fees (till 15 April ) 100€ 145€ 210€
Late Fees (after 15 April ) 125€ 175€ 240€

The registration fee includes: Conference bag with complete Official Meeting documentation; Coffee Breaks; Lunches; Social Event; Meeting Dinner.

Invoice request

Send to the email treasurer@speq.org.pt, the request indicating the Participant Number Participant Type, Registration fee and the Institution Information. In the case of being member of the Portuguese Society of Electrochemistry also send your membership number.

Member of SPE

If you want to become a member of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society (SPE), and enjoy its benefits, please send your personal details (full name, affiliation, field of research, address and contact) for treasurer@speq.org.pt.


Bank transfer for the account of SPE:
Account holder: Sociedade Portuguesa de Electroquímica (SPE)
IBAN: PT50 0018 0003 42196436020 49
Swift Code: totaptpl
Bank name: Santander Totta
Bank address: Rua Alves Redol, 1000-029 Lisboa, Portugal

Following the bank transfer, appropriate evidence must be sent by mail to the Treasurer of the SPE, to the following email address: treasurer@speq.org.pt.
To validate the payment and issue the respective receipt indicate as reference: spe2018_participant_name.

Partners / Sponsors


The city of Porto (Oporto in English) is located in northwest of Portugal, and is the second largest city of the country and the capital of the Porto district and of the northern region.

The city is built along hillsides near the mouth of Douro River, and unfolds in charming landscapes, inviting terraces and wonderful green spaces, with more than 2000-years of history. Porto’s Historical Centre was nominated World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1996, and keeps its welcoming and charming character while, at the same time, is contemporary and creative, as shown by the emblematic monuments of Torre dos Clérigos, Ponte D. Luís I, Palácio da Bolsa and Igreja de São Francisco and by the modern buildings of Casa da Música and Museu de Serralves.

Considered the European Best Destination in 2014 and 2017, the city of Porto is also known by its Porto wine, produced in the World Heritage Douro landscapes, stored in the famous Caves do Vinho do Porto at Vila Nova de Gaia, and sent from here to the whole world.

Witness of a long cultural history, the city of Porto is really a living heritage that regenerates and reinvents itself but always maintains its core character and remains Invicta.

Detailed information about accommodation, public transport, sightseeing tours, gastronomy, nightlife and culture may be found in the Official Portal of Porto Tourism and Visit Porto.

Auditorium of the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library - Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett

Rua de D. Manuel II - Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
4050-239 Porto, Portugal
 GPS: 41.14837 | -8.62722

How to get to Porto

Porto is served by the Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO), which is located about 11 km (7 miles) north of the city centre. The airport is used by many of the major regular airlines, as well as low cost airlines. Additional information about the Porto airport can be found in website.

How to get to the venue with public transportation

  • By subway: the nearest subway stations are "Casa da Música", "Carolina Michaelis" or "Trindade" at a walking distance of about 20m. From the Porto Airport it takes approximately 25 min to get to the venue. Line E makes direct connections to one of the nearest stations. For more information see the official page: "Metro do Porto" (system map in PDF)
  • By bus STCP: the nearest bus stop is "Palácio" (SMS BUS Code:PAL2 Zona:C1) , served by four different regular lines: 200, 201, 207, 208, 302, 303, 501, 507, 601, 12M, 13M. This stop is right in front of the venue. Lines 601, 602 and 604 of the STCP, connect the Porto Airport and several points of the city of Porto. For more information see the official page: STCP - Porto Public Bus (lines map)
  • By train: Porto's main train stations are "S. Bento" and "Campanhã". Both are served by subway stations. Line 207 also passes through both train stations and the bus stop at the venue.


Diana Fernandes, Marta Nunes, Victor Abdelkader

General Email: spe2018@fc.up.pt