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“Open Dialog in Applied Engineering 2023”

19th – 23rd of October 2023, Funchal, Portugal


ODAE “Open Dialog in Applied Engineering 2023: Societal and medicinal impact" will bring together scientists, medics ND engineers around the world, to discuss the most recent developments and trends in engineering and their application for societal and medicinal needs, and to disseminate the latest innovation results from the EU Staff Exchanges - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project SSHARE 871284, CATCHER 101046307, PhytoApp  101007642, AquaSynapse 101086453, EWALD 101086250, INNMEDSCAN 101086178, DETMED 101129879. 

The conference addresses recent advances, progress proven practice and new frontiers in the lists topics. It aims to create a forum/platform for interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary engineering dialog, to provide sustainability to EU funded projects, also helping the education of young scientists and PhD students.  Topics covered include:

  • Material Engineering
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Medical Chemistry
  • In vivo and In vitro approaches in environmental medicine 
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering Management

Conference Organizers

Prof. Dr. Andriy Lyubchyk, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Sergiy Lyubchyk, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Svitlana Lyubchyk, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Daniel C. Anthony, University of Oxford, UK 

Prof. Dr. Tatyana Strekalova, Neuroplast BV, Netherlands 



Conference Projects

SSHARE 871284: Amid rising energy prices, energy independence, and the impact of climate change, buildings are the primary consumers of energy. This underscores the importance net-zero buildings that produce as much energy as it uses over the course of a year. The EU-funded SSHARE project aims to develop innovative envelopes for buildings aimed at net zero energy, contributing significantly to European technology and creativity. Envelope is a combination of two technologies that cool or heat the building depending on the time of year using only atmospheric humidity as both thermal and electric energy supply.´ The goal of the SSHARE project is the development of the innovative Self-Sufficient Panels for the Buildings to address net zero energy buildings demands.

CATCHER 101046307: CATCHER project is aimed at development of innovative technology to exploit the atmospheric humidity for direct conversion to the electricity, thus gain a new sustainable source of renewable energy and to contribute to implementing the specific priorities for strengthening the EU leadership on renewables.

PhytoApp  101007642: The main objectives of the PhytoAPP project are design, development and delivery of the innovative water-soluble Phytochemical Inhibitors for Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases prevention. To achieve this goal the PhytoAPP project will explore the innovative nanotechnological solutions to overcome phytochemicals limitation faced by their low water-solubility via fullerene-enhanced innovative synthesis of water-soluble green Phytocomplexes, by means of cooperation between Researchers and SMEs Partners from EU and Partner’s Countries. Under PhytoAPP project it is expected to build new and enhance existing network of international and inter-sectoral cooperation in the form of joint research and innovation activities between the project Partners with multidisciplinary skills and complementary competences in nanomaterials, physics, engineering, green chemistry, biochemistry and medical science.

AquaSynapse 101086453: Core idea of this project is to establish the mechanistic basis for the positive health effects of deuterium depleted water and determine what regimens are most efficacious. Isotope content of drinking water has been shown affect the pathogenesis of cancers to ameliorate the stress response and reduce susceptibility to many diseases, but it remains unclear how the positive biological effects of heavy isotope reduction in drinking water are mediated. High concentrations of deuterium induce mitochondrial dysfunction, and very high concentrations can induce cell death, but the administration of deuterium at 91 ppm has antidepressant effects that were comparable to that of citalopram in a mouse model of depression. Use of deuterium depleted water appears to represent a safe intervention with few, if any, reported side effects, but it remains unclear at what concentrations the positive metabolic and behavioural effects become apparent. Companies in Europe now sell DDW at different concentrations to the public amidst a plethora of health claims that mostly lack in any sound scientific basis or safety data. Thus, there is an urgent need to better understand the impact of DDW on brain and behaviour at a molecular level.

EWALD 101086250: Land degradation (LD) is the world’s greatest environmental challenge affecting the environment, agriculture, and human wellbeing. Intensified by natural disasters and desertification, the LD may present potential risks and socioeconomic tension at the European Union (EU) frontier. The project aims to develop an innovative framework to provide an Early Warning System (EWS) and responses to the LD threatening the EU from its external border, using multi-source and multi-scale Earth Observation (EO) data.

INNMEDSCAN 101086178: The development of modern methods of medical diagnostics is an integral part of the work and research of scientists. And it is constantly being improved, as high-precision early diagnosis increases the chances of recovery for people suffering from dangerous diseases. One of the key developments in this area is a new hybrid PET / MRI machine that provides simultaneous Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography. In this sense, The INNMEDSCAN main objective is to develop a highly requested equipment in medical markets, a Hybrid Magnetic Resonance Imaging / Positron Emission Tomography (PET-MRI) Scanner. For this, the partners aim to design and produce a novel highly sensitive semiconductor-based photodetector, followed by the elaboration of the working prototype detector´s module suitable for elaboration of next generation of the hybrid PET-MRI scanners.

DETMED 101129879: The DETMED project aims to contribute to the development of advanced medical gamma probed for radio-guided surgeries, that are highly requested in the medic equipment market.

SSHARE Project


Full agenda of ODAE “Open Dialog in Applied Engineering 2023” 

19 / 10 / 23

  • 19:30 - 22:00 Registration + Welcome Party 

20 / 10 / 23

  • 8:30 - 8:45 "Opening Address" 

    Prof. Dr. Ana Cunha ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, ILIND Instituto Lusófono de Investigação e Desenvolvimento, PORTUGAL

    Prof. Dr. Svitlana Lyubchyk, EWALD Project Coordinator, ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, Engineering Faculty, DeepTechLab, PORTUGAL
  • 8:45 - 10:15 "Advance in Physics and Chemical Engeneering"

    Keynote 1: Prof. Dr. Andreu Moia-Pol, SSHARE Team Leader, University of the Balearic Islands, SPAIN - SSHARE opportunities and future from UIB

    Keynote 2: Prof. Dr. Andriy Lyubchyk, SSHARE Project Coordinator, ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, Engineering Faculty, DeepTEchLab, PORTUGAL - Advance and Innovation in Chemical Engineering Materials and Processes

    Chair – Prof. Dr. Sergiy Lyubchyk ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, PORTUGAL
  • 10:15 - 10:45 "Coffee Break"
  • 10:45 - 12:00 " Advance in Nanoeletronics & Nanomaterials"

    Keynote 3: Dr. Azer Sadigov, National Nuclear Research Center, AZERBAIJAN - Si-based avalanche photosensors: status and prospects

    Keynote 4: Prof. Daoud Mezzane Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, MORROCCO - Elaboration and Characterization of Multiferroic CoFe2O4 / (Ba0.95Ca0.05) (Ti0.89Sn0.11)O3 Nanofiber Composites via Electrospinning method for Biomedical Applications

    Chair – Prof. Dr. Andriy Lyubchyk, ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, PORTUGAL
  • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch 
  • 14:00 - 15:30 "Advance in Medicine" 

    Keynote 5: Daniel Radford-Smith., University of Oxford, UK - A multivariate blood metabolite algorithm to predict risk and resilience to stress-induced anhedonia and effects of antioxidants in a mouse model of major depressive disorder

    Keynote 6: Prof. Raymond Cespuglio Claude Bernard University and MSMU, FRANCE - NO-related mechansisms in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Keynote 7: Prof. Daniel Anthony, University of Oxford, UK - BBB permeability of new fullerene and fullerene-containing Complexes

    Keynote 8: Dr. Johannes de Munter, Neuroplast BV, NETHERLAND - Validation of APP/PS1 mouse model with newly approved treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and effects of transplantation therapy on amyloid formation

    Chair – Prof. Daniel Anthony, University of Oxford, UK
  • 15:30 - 16:00 - Coffee Break 
  • 16:00 - 18:00 "Advance in Environmental Engineering" 

    Keynote 9: Dr. Gábor Somlyai HYD LLC. for Cancer Research and Drug Development, HUNGARY - The impact of deuterium content in water on cell cycle regulation and gene expression ̶The effect of deuterium depletion on survival and cancer  recurrence

    Keynote 10: Prof. Mikhailo Popov, . Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth of the Institute of Geological Science, UKRAINE - Towards the effective land degradation early warning system: evidential-reasoning approach

    Keynote 11 & 12: Dr. Dmytro Vdovyko & Dr. Serhii Maltsev, Limited Liability Company ECOMM CO, UKRAINE - Project Territory in ArcGiS OnLine portal web applications

    Chair – Prof. Dr. Svitlana Lyubchyk, ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, PORTUGAL

21 / 10 / 23

    • 9:00 - 10:20 "Introduction to Panel 1 discussion: Advance in Nanotechnologies for Energy Efficiency Applications"

      Keynote 13: Dr. Mario Boucinha , BLUEORIZON, PORTUGAL - Energy Engineering progress in civil Construction

      Oral Presentation: 

      Prof. Vasyl Pekhno, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry V. Vernadsky National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine  – IGIC NASU, Ukraine., UKRAINE - Bisphosphonates Pd, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba - a new generation of target action non-toxic compounds for chemotherapy of a number of oncological diseases, osteoporosis and ascending litholysis (chemical dissolution of stones).  

      Prof. Valerii Kidalov, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND Germany - Heterostructures based  of porous silicon

      Chair – Prof. Sergiy Lyubchyk, ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, PORTUGAL
    • 10:20 - 10:50 Coffee Break  
    • 10:50 - 12:00 "Round Tables"


      Moderator: Svitlana Lyubchyk, ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, PORTUGAL

      Participants: Project staff Ukraine, Morrocco, Portugal

      PhytoAPP & Aqua Synapse :

      Moderator:  Sergiy Lyubchyk, ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, PORTUGAL

      Participants: Project staff Armenia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal


      Moderator: Andriy Lyubchyk, ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, PORTUGAL

      Participants: Project staff Spain, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Portugal
    • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    • 14.00 - 15:30 "Introduction to Panel 3 discussion: Nanomaterials, Advance in NanoBioMedicine 

      Keynote 14: Prof. Konstantin Yenkoyan, Yerevan Medical State University, ARMENIA - Modeling Alzheimers disease: a brain- periphery talk

      Keynote 15: Prof. Sergiy Lyubchyk, ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, Engineering Faculty, DeepTEchLab, PORTUGAL - Concept “PhytoAPP”, Innovation & Main Developments

      Chair – Prof. Svitlana Lyubchyk, ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, PORTUGAL
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break 
    • 16:30 - 16:00 "Panel 2 Discussion: Advance in Nanomaterials & Nanotechnologies"

      Chair – Prof. Dr. Andriy Lyubchyk, ULHT- UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA, PORTUGAL

      Oral Presentations

      Dr. Alexander Doroshkevich, DONETSK INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING NAMED AFTER O.O. GALKIN OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCESS OF UKRAINE - Advance in Nanotechnologies: Technology of adsorption electric generators

      Dr. Igor Danilenko NANOMATERIALS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SP. Z.O.O, POLAND- Advance in Nanomaterials Engineering

      Dr. Yurii Bacherikov INSTITUTE OF GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY VI VERNADSKY NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE  – IGIC NASU, Ukraine, UKRAINE- Justification of the need for cyclical processes in a moisture-generating electricity generator for its continuous operation

      Dr. Artem Shylo  NANOMATERIALS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SP. Z.O.O, POLAND- Practical Application of the Nanotechnologies

      Dr. Oxana Gorban  NANOMATERIALS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SP. Z.O.O, POLAND- Advance in Innovative Nanomaterials Engineering Application
    • 19:30 - 22:00 Conference Dinner 

22 / 10 / 23 

  • 10:00 - 12:00 Sattelite Workshop PhytoAPP
  • 9:00 - 12:00 Round table: SSHARE & EWALD 

23 / 10 / 23 

  • 9:00 - 12:00 Open Discussion Aqua-Synapse Project 

Organization and information

Venue of the Conference

Savoy Palace Hotel, Funchal, Portugal
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The Savoy Palace Hotel is located within 20/25 km distance from the airport, and the route can take up to 30 minutes.
The options for transportation can include:

  • Aerobus (bus): 5 euros*
  • Taxi: 14 to 18 euros*
  • Limousine: 23 to 35 euros*

* Prices indicated subjected to consultation

Conference Packages/ Prices

  • Full Package = 1900 euros.
    This package includes accommodation for 4 nights with breakfast (19th-23rd October) + Conference welcome + 1 conference dinner + 2 conference lunches + 5 coffee breaks
  • Option 2 = 700 euros.
    This includes conference fee + conference welcome + 5 Coffee breaks + 2 conference lunches + 1 conference dinner 
  • Additional options:
    conference welcome 60 euros;
    conference dinner 90 euros (per person)

Tourism information

The average temperature in Funchal for the month of October varies between 20º and 23º, with possibility of precipitation and sea temperature is around 24º.
Funchal, the capital of the island of Madeira, Portugal, in addition to its natural beauty, offers a variety of attractions such as; the Botanical Garden and Pico de Barcelos. You can admire the magnificent landscape through the cable car, a journey of approximately 20 minutes, making the descent in the famous wooden carts and much more.
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Additional information

For travelers from the European Union, is only required presentation of a valid identification document.
For travelers outside the European community, a valid passport is required and depending on the country of origin and length of stay, a visa may also be required.
Currently, passengers traveling to the Madeira and Azores archipelagos do not have public health control measures for entrance to the region.


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