Rafain Palace Hotel in Iguassu Falls
Paraná - Brazil


Sunday to Thursday
25-29 September

April 22nd May 15th FINAL CALL

of Abstracts

June 20th

status notification

July 04th

of Revised Abstract

July 11th

Abstract Notification

July 4th to August 1st

for Student Awards

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In the year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) we also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Conference and this time, after 2 years without meeting, the event will be IN-PERSON.

The Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS) and the Organizing Committee of the XX Brazilian MRS meeting invite the worldwide community of materials research to attend the 2022 Meeting that will be held at the Rafain Palace Hotel in Iguassu Falls, Paraná, from 25th to 29th September. This traditional forum will be dedicated to recent advances and perspectives in materials science and technology. This will be an opportunity to bring together scientists, engineers, and students from academy and industry discussing state-of-the art Materials Science discoveries and perspectives.


Organizing Committee

Prof. Lucimara Stolz Roman

Department of Physics, Federal University of Paraná

Profa. Marcela Mohallen Oliveira

Department of Chemistry, Technological Federal University of Paraná

Local Scientific Committee

Elisa Souza Orth DQ / UFPR

Carlos Eduardo Cava / Materials Engineering / UTFPR Londrina

Renata Danielle Adati / DAQBi / UTFPR Curitiba

Ismael Heisler DF / UFPR

Edson Massayuki Kakuno DF / UNILA

Graciela Bolzon de Muniz / UFPR

Christiana Andrade Pessoa / DQ UEPG

National Scientific Committee:

Aldo José Gorgatti Zarbin DQ / UFPR

Maria Luiza Rocco Duarte Pereira IQ / UFRJ

Carolina Ferreira de Matos Jauris DQ / UNIPAMPA

Daniela Zanchet IQ / UNICAMP

Helton Jose Alves / UFPR


Memorial Lecture

  • Polymers for Electrical Insulation.
  • Electronic Devices, Optoelectronics of Conductive and Luminescent Polymers.
  • Conductive Polymers.
  • Luminescent polymers: synthesis, characterization and devices.
  • Nanostructured films of Langmuir, Langmuir-Blodgett and self-Organic Electronic Devices.

Plenary Lectures

Prof. Christine Kranz

Ulm University

Dr. Marcelo Bortolini

FINEP, Brazil

Prof. Daniel Mario Ugarte


Prof. Natalie Stingelin

Georgia Tech University, USA

Prof. Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior

USP, Brazil

Prof. Pulickel Ajayan

Rice University, USA

Prof. Sanjay Sampath

State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA



Oral Sessions
Sun 25/Sep Mon 26/Sep Tue 27/Sep Wed 28/Sep Thu 29/Sep
07:30 - 19:30
07:30 – 19:30
08:00 – 19:30
08:00 – 19:30
08:00 – 11:00
08:30 - 09:30 Plenary Session Plenary Session Plenary Session A,D,I,L,M,N,R,T
09:45 - 10:45

A,B,E,G,J,M,O,P,Q,S,U,V,X A,C,F,G,J,M,N,O,P,R,S,U,X A,C,D,G,H,I,L,M,N,R,S,T,X Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break

Plenary Session
11:15 - 12:00

A,B,E,G,J,M,O,P,Q,S,U,V,X A,C,F,G,J,M,N,O,P,R,S,U,X A,C,D,G,H,I,L,M,N,R,S,T,X Closing Ceremony
12:00 - 14:00

Lunch Lunch Lunch

14:00 - 16:15 Regis-
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:45 - 17:45 Plenary Session Plenary Session Plenary Session
18:00 - 19:30 Poster Session Poster Session Poster Session
19:30 - 22:30 Opening

21:00 - 00:00

Conference Party


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Until Aug 10th After Aug 10th
B-MRS member - annual fee already paid B-MRS member – anual fee will be paid with registration** Non-member B-MRS member - annual fee already paid B-MRS member – anual fee will be paid with registration** Non-member
Professional R$ 700,00 R$ 1000,00 R$ 1100,00 R$ 850,00 R$ 1150,00 R$ 1300,00
Graduate student R$ 370,00 R$ 550,00 R$ 630,00 R$ 450,00 R$ 630,00 R$ 750,00
Undergraduate student* R$ 200,00 R$ 300,00 R$ 370,00 R$ 270,00 R$ 370,00 R$ 500,00
Accompanying person R$ 350,00 R$ 500,00
Until Aug 10th After Aug 10th
Professional R$ 1100,00 R$ 1300,00
Graduate student R$ 630,00 R$ 750,00
Undergraduate student* R$ 370,00 R$ 500,00
Accompanying person R$ 350,00 R$ 500,00
Until Aug 10th After Aug 10th
Professional USD 400.00 USD 500.00
Graduate student USD 150.00 USD 200.00
Undergraduate student* USD 100.00 USD 150.00
Accompanying person USD 150.00
The amount will be converted to the Brazilian currency (Real) according to the USD exchange rate at the time of invoice generation at the end of registration.

B-MRS follows international standards, in which 'post-doc' is considered as a professional.

* The registration fee paid by undergraduate students is also valid for high school students.

** By paying your 2022 B-MRS membership annual fee you automatically get the discount on the event registration and you strengthen our Society to continue doing high quality events and programs. The payment of the 2022 B-MRS annuity does not commit you to paying past or future fees.

1) Cancellation policy
Requests until August 15th, will receive 70% refund. The cancellation can be made directly in the conference website. Refunds will be paid until 60 days after the conference.

After August 15th, no refunds allowed. However, the registration fee may be transferred to another attendee. The no-show at the conference does not imply the automatic cancellation of the registration.

2) Data for payment via deposit or commitment note
(WARNING: will only be accepted deposits identified with CPF or CNPJ)

To: Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa em Materiais - SBPMAT
Address: Rua Marques de São Vicente, 225 - Parte - Gávea - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
CNPJ: 05.030.601/0001-60
State registration: Isento
Municipal registration: 350.353-4
Bank: Itaú S/A (341)
Agency: 1108
Current Account: 35.311-9
IBAN: BR80 6070 1190 0110 8000 0353 119C 1


See the rules for submit an abstract

All prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts on-line until April 22nd May 15th FINAL CALL.

  • Please refer to the following guidelines for your accurate abstract submission.
  • You are required to submit abstract via Online Submission System directly.
  • Please register as a new user first, then you can login into the Online Submission System.
  • Before the submission, please select your preferred type of presentation (Oral/Poster).
  • The accepted presentation and type will be notified after review process accordingly.

Please note: The payment of the registration fee can be made at any time up to the event date, according to the rates specified in our website.

  • Abstracts must be written in English and submitted electronically. Each author can present and submit only 2 abstracts. There is no limit for the number of abstracts in co-authorship.
  • Abstracts must contain only the text with the title, authors, affiliations, acknowledgments and references (maximum of 3) filled out directly on the site, using also resources of copy-paste. The abstract, acknowledgements and references will be submitted jointly and must contain a maximum of 2000 characters, including spaces. Do not leave blank lines between the abstract, acknowledgments and references. A processed abstract example for the abstract is shown at the end of this page. After submission, please check if the pdf file created by the system follows the suggested format, otherwise your abstract may be invalidated.
  • All abstracts will be evaluated considering its technical-scientific characteristics, innovating aspects and the quality of the text. The abstracts will be either accepted for oral contribution, poster contribution or rejected. The preference of the author by the type of presentation (oral or poster) should be informed at the time of electronic submission of the abstract. However, the final decision will be made by the evaluation committee.
  • The accepted abstracts will be allocated in the XX B-MRS Program in their respective symposia or in poster sessions. Once the final program is available, the authors will have a deadline to report any changes in schedules of presentations. After this period and during the event, NO change in presentation schedule will be allowed.
  • If the author is a student and wants to apply for the Student Award for best contributed work, an extended abstract of up to 3 pages in A4 format MUST be submitted in addition to the conference abstract, and edited according to the instructions of the attached template. The extended abstract should include title, authors, affiliation and text containing: abstract, introduction, experimental procedure, results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments and references, figures and / or tables with captions. The upload of this extended abstract must be done in PDF format, upon receipt of the acceptance of work.

    • The award will be granted at the closing ceremony only to those students present in the room
    • Only those students who wish to apply for this award shall send the extended abstract
    • Deadline for sending extended abstract:
    • Model - extended abstract for student award
  • Plenary lectures, invited lectures and oral contributions must be presented in English.
  • The posters must be presented in English (typical sizes of 90 x 120 cm).
  • The abstracts of the XX B-MRS meeting containing all the contributions made during the event will be available only in digital form and can be obtained freely through download from the event page.

After submitting your abstract, please check if the PDF that is automatically generated by the system follows the format below

Posters Printing Service

Do you want to print your poster at the Conference?

Traçus Impressão Digital can do it!

Before the conference: the file (in pdf format) should be sent by e-mail until September, 22th to financeiro@tracus.com.br.

Amount R$ 70.00 - payment via PIX. The poster will be available at the Cyber Cafe at the Conference on Monday morning, September 26th - 8am.

Student Awards

Evaluation Criteria

The presentations will be evaluated according to the criteria described below:

  1. Depth of understanding of the research topic
  2. Thoroughness of the applicant´s research
  3. Originality and independence of the applicant´s contribution
  4. Overall quality of the presentation
  5. Quality of the extended abstract

Bernhard Gross Award

Bernhard Gross Award: was established by B-MRS in honor of the pioneer of Brazilian materials research Bernhard Gross. The quality of extended abstracts and presentation as well as the scientific contribution will be all considered as criteria for granting the award. The best works of each Symposium (1 oral and 1 poster), submitted by graduate and undergraduate students, will be awarded by the XX B-MRS.

ACS Award

ACS Award: The five best posters and the five best oral presentations will receive the "ACS Publications Best Poster Prize" and the "ACS Publications Best Oral Presentation Prize" respectively. The prizes will consist of R$ 2.000,00 for each winning work, in addition to the certificate.

Royal Society of Chemistry Award

Royal Society of Chemistry Award: three posters and three oral presentations will receive the "RSC Publications Poster Prize" and the "RSC Publications Oral Presentation Prize" respectively. The Winners will receive a £200 book voucher prize for each winning work, in addition to the certificate.


Event venue location info and gallery

Rafain Palace Hotel & Convention

At Rafain Palace Hotel & Convention, you can count on an 18,015 m² complex for events, which can be divided into up to 43 rooms that suit your needs.

The Rafain Palace Hotel & Convention is the official venue of the 20th Brazil-MRS annual meeting 2022. With 270 apartments, being 8 suites (1 Presidential, 3 Executive and 4 Luxury), and 63,000 m² of leisure area, Rafain Palace Hotel is prepared to receive you and provide the best stay in Iguazu Falls. The Iguazu Falls are located in Paraná, south of Brazil, between two countries: Brazil and Argentina. The waters of the Iguaçu River, which form the waterfalls, share its beauty in both territories and that is why it is possible to visit the Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentine sides.

Address: Avenida Olímpio Rafagnin, 2357 - Parque Imperatriz, Foz do Iguaçu - Paraná - CEP 85862-210

Accommodation & Travel:
Hotel reservations can be made directly with the official hotel, through a partner agency or via major travel apps.

Official Hotel:
Email: reservas@rafainpalace.com.br
+55 (45) 3520.9494
+55 (45) 9 8842.6370

MMC Turismo:
Email : Eventos@mmcreceptivo.com.br
+ 55 45 3574.7800
+ 55 45 99131.0615


Read the Entry Visas to Brazil below to find out if you need a visa to travel to Brazil.
Link: https://www.gov.br/mre/pt-br/assuntos/portal-consular/arquivos/arquivos-qgrv/qgrv-simples-ing-14mar22.pdf

Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa)
The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) is an autarchy linked to the Ministry of Health, part of the Brazilian National Health System (SUS) as the coordinator of the Brazilian Health Regulatory System (SNVS), present throughout the national territory.

Anvisa’s role it to promote the protection of the population’s health by executing sanitary control of the production, marketing and use of products and services subject to health regulation, including related environments, processes, ingredients and technologies, as well as the control in ports, airports and borders.

Guidance for travelers: new rules for entering Brazil:
Link: https://www.gov.br/anvisa/pt-br/english/updates/guidance-for-travelers-new-rules-for-entering-brazil.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Promote your brand at the B-MRS Annual Meeting and position your business at the center of innovative material research. Annual Meeting sponsorships provide in-person for high-impact visibility for attendees.

If you would like to participate in the B-MRS 2022 Conference as a sponsor or have a booth in our Tradeshow, please send an email to comercial@sbpmat.org.br to receive the sponsorship proposal with a range of options.

*Sponsorships are on a first come first serve basis.

Sponsorship Gold


Contact Us

Contact us if you have any question

Do you have questions about registering and/or payment for the Annual Meeting?

Márcia Bicalho

Executive Secretariat

Phone Number

(21) 99211-9855 - Whatsapp

Do you have questions about submission or general questions about the Annual Meeting?

Want to learn how sponsoring the Annual Meeting can expand your company's reach?

Alexandre Souza

Marketing Manager

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Verónica Savignano

Communication Manager