Governance


February 2020-2022

President

monicaProf. Mônica Alonso Cotta (Gleb Wataghin Institute of Physics/UNICAMP – SP). Bachelor’s (1984), master’s (1987) and doctorate degree (1991) in Physics from UNICAMP, with post-doctorate at AT&T Bell Laboratories (USA). She is a full professor and associate director of the Gleb Wataghin Institute of Physics (IFGW) at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Associate editor of ACS Applied Nano Materials. Coordinates the Laboratory of Nano and Biosystems. Author of more than 120 articles published in scientific journals. She has supervised more than 20 master’s and doctoral works. She works in the advanced study of semiconductor nanomaterials, from synthesis to manufacture of biosensors, and applications of optical, electronic and scanning microscopy in the study of biomaterials and biological systems. She organized several national and international scientific events, such us meetings of the Materials Research Society (USA), Brazilian Physics Society (SBF) and B-MRS (chairlady of the XV B-MRS Meeting). She was a member of SBF’s gender relations committee, and served two terms as B-MRS’s scientific director, from 2016 to 2020. Her hobbies are: cooking something special on weekends, reading (mainly pop-science, science fiction and mystery books), going to the movies and watching TV movies and series by streaming services.

Director of administration, finance and equity 

sommerProf. Rubem Luis Sommer (CBPF/MCT – RJ). Bachelor’s degree (1982), Master‘s (1986) and Doctorate (1992) in Physics from UFRGS, with post-doctorate at Johns Hopkins University (USA) (1994-1996). Full researcher at the Brazilian Center for Research in Physics (CBPF) and professor of postgraduate programs in Physics at CBPF. Also at CBPF, he is the coordinator of the Multi-User Laboratory for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (LABNANO) and the Applied Magnetism Laboratory and Group. He works in research in the area of magnetic materials, mainly nanostructures, from synthesis to applications. He has published more than 80 articles in scientific journals. He supervised more than 25 master’s and doctoral works, and has participated in the organization of national and international scientific events. He is serving his third consecutive term as director of administration, finance and equity at B-MRS. In his spare time, he is an audiophile, cook and bass player in the blues band Queda Livre.

Scientific directors

andreaProfa. Andrea S. S. de Camargo (IFSC/USP – SP). Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (1996) and Master’s in Inorganic Chemistry (1999) from UNESP, and PhD in Applied Physics (2003) from USP. Associate professor at the São Carlos Institute of Physics (IFSC/USP). She is committed to the development, optimization and characterization of optical and luminescent materials for laser applications, luminescent devices, biophotonics, solar cells and sensors, and is author of more than 100 articles published in scientific journals. She has supervised 11 master’s and doctoral works. Winner of the L´ORÉAL-UNESCO-ABC For Women in Science Award in 2007. Affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2008-2013). Fellow and Ambassador Scientist (2020-2023) of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She has participated in the organization of several scientific events, including the World Forum for Women in Science – Brazil 2020. She was part of the work group on gender issues at the Brazilian Physics Society. She is the mother of Pedro (11) and Lukas (9) Eckert, a passionate Rotary member and active in the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program. In her (few) free hours she appreciates tasting good wines and their accompaniments.

martinelliProf. Antonio Eduardo Martinelli (Department of Materials Engineering, UFRN – RN). Bachelor’s degree in Physics (1988) and Master’s in Nuclear Technology (1991) from USP. PhD in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (1996) from McGill University (Canada). Full professor at the Materials Engineering Department – Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). Coordinator of the Materials Area at CAPES. Works in research in the field of ceramic materials, mainly cements and composites, and metal-ceramic interfaces. Author of more than 150 articles published in scientific journals, 6 book chapters and 17 patents. He has supervised 102 master’s and doctoral works. Participated in the organization of national and international technical and scientific events. He was the chairman of the XVII B-MRS Meeting

iedaProf. Iêda Maria Garcia dos Santos (Chemistry Department, UFPB – PB). Bachelor’s  degree in Materials Engineering (1994), Master‘s (1997) and PhD (2000) in Chemistry from UFSCar, and post-doctorate at the University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom). Full professor at the Chemistry Department – Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), where she coordinates the Fuel and Materials Laboratory. She is engaged in the synthesis of oxides and their application in catalysis processes for fuel production and environmental remediation. She also researches the oxidation of biodiesel during its storage. Author of more than 180 articles published in scientific journals and 7 patents. She has supervised more than 60 master’s and doctoral works. She was chairlady of the XII B-MRS Meeting.

 

ivanProf. Ivan Helmuth Bechtold (Department of Physics, UFSC – SC). Bachelor’s degree in Physics (1997) from UFSC, and Master’s (2000) and Doctorate (2004) in Physics from USP, with post-doctorate at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany). Associate professor at the Physics Department – Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), where he coordinates the Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Anisotropic Systems. Coordinator of the Physics Graduate Program at UFSC. He is engaged in the study of organic materials, such as liquid crystals, polymers and ferrofluids, for application in optoelectronic devices such as OLEDs, OFETs, OPVs and biosensors. Author of approximately 100 articles published in scientific journals. Has supervised 13 master’s and doctoral works. He was chairman of the XVIII B-MRS Meeting. In his spare time he enjoys family life, cooking and tasting good beers.

newtonProfessor Newton Martins Barbosa Neto (Institute of Exact and Natural Sciences, UFPA – PA). Bachelor’s degree in Physics (1998) from UFC, and Master’s (2001) and Doctorate (2005) in Physics from USP, with post-doctorate at UFMG. Associate professor at the Institute of Exact and Natural Sciences at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), where he coordinates the Electronic and Vibrational Spectroscopy Group. Vice-director of the Faculty of Physics at UFPA. Works in spectroscopy and photoaggregation of polymers and molecules. Author of more than 60 articles published in scientific journals. Has supervised 8 master’s and doctoral works. Participated in the organization of scientific events. Since 2018, he has coordinated the B-MRS University Chapters Program.

 


2018-2019

President: Prof. Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior (IFSC/USP – São Paulo State).

Director of administration, finance and equity: Prof. Rubem Luis Sommer (CBPF/MCT – RJ).

Scientific directors: Prof. Antonio Eduardo Martinelli (Department of Materials Engineering/UFRN); Prof. Daniel Eduardo Weibel (Chemistry Institute/UFRGS – RS); Prof. Glaura Goulart Silva (Department of Chemistry/UFMG and Nanomaterials Technology Center – MG); Prof. Iêda Maria Garcia dos Santos (Chemistry Department, UFPB, PB); Prof. Mônica Alonso Cotta (Gleb Wataghin Institute of Physics/UNICAMP – SP)


2016 – 2017 

President: Prof. Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior

Director of administration, finance and assets: Prof. Rubem Luis Sommer (CBPF/MCT – RJ)

Scientific directors: Prof. Antonio Eduardo Martinelli (Department of Materials Engineering/UFRN. – RN); Prof. Daniel Eduardo Weibel (Institute OF Chemistry/UFRGS – RS); Prof. Glaura Goulart Silva (Department of Chemistry/UFMG and Nanotubes Technology Center – MG); Prof. Monica Alonso Cotta (Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute/UNICAMP – SP); Prof. Rodrigo Fernando Bianchi (Department of Physics/UFOP – MG)

Counselors – 2014-2018: José Alberto Giacometti (Instituto de Física de São Carlos, USP, SP), José Antonio Eiras (Depto. de Física, UFSCAR, SP), Antonio José Felix de Carvalho (Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos, USP, SP), Ubirajara Pereira Rodrigues Filho (Instituto de Química de São Carlos, USP, SP).

Deputy counselors 2014/2016 -2018: Neri Alves (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia de Presidente Prudente, UNESP, SP), Manuel Henrique Lente (Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia, UNIFESP campus São José dos Campos, SP), Milton Sergio Fernandes de Lima (Divisão de Fotônica, Instituto de Estudos Avançados, SP).

Counselor – 2016 – 2020: Ana Flavia Nogueira (Instituto de Química, UNICAMP, SP). Deputy: Carlos Roberto Grandini (Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências de Bauru, UNESP, SP).


2014 – 2015

President: Prof. Roberto Mendonça Faria (Institute of Physics of São Carlos, USP, São Paulo).

Administrative director: Prof. Iêda Maria Garcia dos Santos (Department of Chemistry, UFPB, Paraíba)

Finance director: Prof. Marco Cremona (Department of Physics, PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro)

Scientific directors: Prof. André Avelino Pasa (Physics Department, UFSC, Santa Catarina). Prof. Julio Ricardo Sambrano (College of Sciences, UNESP, São Paulo). Prof. Maria Aparecida Zaghete (Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry Technology, UNESP – Araraquara, São Paulo). Prof. Rodrigo Fernando Bianchi (Department of Physics, UFOP, Minas Gerais).

Counselors 2012-2016: Prof. Milton Sergio Fernandes de Lima ( Departamento de Fotônica, Instituto de Estudos Avançados, SP), Prof. Elson Longo (Instituto de Química, UNESP-Araraquara), Prof. Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior (Instituto de Física de São Carlos, USP, SP).

Deputy counselors 2012-2016: Prof. Renato de Figueiredo Jardim (Instituto de Física, USP, SP), Prof. Valmor Roberto Mastelaro (Instituto de Física de São Carlos, USP, SP), Prof. Marcelo Ornaghi Orlandi (Departamento de Física e Química, Faculdade de Engenharia de Ilha Solteira – UNESP), Prof. Aloisio Nelmo Klein ((Depto. de Eng. Mecânica ,Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, UFSC, SC)

Counselors 2014-2018: José Alberto Giacometti (Depto. de Física e Ciência dos Materiais, USP, SP), José Antonio Eiras (Depto. de Física, UFSCAR, SP), Antonio José Felix de Carvalho (Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos, USP), Ubirajara Pereira Rodrigues Filho (Instituto de Química de São Carlos, USP).

Deputy counselors 2014-2018: Neri Alves (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia de Presidente Prudente, UNESP, SP) .


2012 – 2013

President: Prof. Roberto Mendonça Faria (Instituto de Física de São Carlos, USP, SP)

Administrative director: Prof. Reginaldo Muccillo (Centro de Ciência e Tecnologia de Materiais, IPEN, SP)

Finance director: Prof. Fernando Lazaro Freire Junior (Departamento de Física, PUC-Rio)

Scientific directorsProfa. Iêda Maria Garcia dos Santos (Departamento de Química, UFPB, PB), Prof. Paulo Fernando Papaleo Fichtner (Depto de Metalurgia, UFRGS), Prof. Carlos Frederico de Oliveira Graeff (Departamento de Física, UNESP-Bauru), Prof. Waldemar Augusto de Almeida Macedo (Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear – CDTN, MG).

Counselors for 2010-2014: Prof. Aldo Felix Craievich  (Instituto de Física, USP, SP), Prof. Ivan Guillermo Solorzano (Depto de Materiais, PUC-Rio), Profa. Elisa Maria Baggio Saitovitch (Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, CBPF, RJ), Prof. Julio Ricardo Sambrano (Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Faculdade de Ciências de Bauru, SP).

Deputy counselors for 2010-2014: Prof. José Alberto Giacometti (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia de Presidente Prudente, UNESP)

Counselors for 2012-2016: Prof. Marco Cremona (Departamento de Física, PUC-Rio), Prof. Milton Sergio Fernandes de Lima ( Departamento de Fotônica, Instituto de Estudos Avançados, SP), Prof. Elson Longo (Instituto de Química, UNESP-Araraquara), Prof. Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior (Instituto de Física de São Carlos, USP, SP).

Deputy counselors for 2012-2016: Prof. Renato de Figueiredo Jardim (Instituto de Física, USP, SP), Prof. Valmor Roberto Mastelaro (Instituto de Física de São Carlos, USP, SP), Prof. Marcelo Ornaghi Orlandi (Departamento de Física e Química, Faculdade de Engenharia de Ilha Solteira – UNESP), Prof. Aloisio Nelmo Klein ((Depto. de Eng. Mecânica ,Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, UFSC, SC)


2010-2011

President: José Arana Varela

Administrative director: Sérgio de Souza Camargo Filho

Finance director: Antonio Carlos Hernandes

Scientific directors: Aloísio Nelmo Klein, Dulce Maria de Araújo Melo, Renato de Figueiredo Jardim, Waldemar Augusto de Almeida Macedo


2008 – 2009

President: Fernando Lázaro Freire Júnior

Administrative director: Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Júnior

Finance director: Sérgio de Souza Camargo Júnior

Scientific directors: Aldo Felix Craievetich, Paulo Fernando Papaleo Fichtner, Antonio Eduardo Martinelli, Margareth Spangler Andrade


2006-2007

President: Fernando Lázaro Freire Júnior

Administrative director: Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Júnior

Finance director: Glória Dulce de Almeida Soares

Scientific directors: Aldo Felix Craievetich, Paulo Fernando Papaleo Fichtner


2004 – 2005

President: Elson Longo

Administrative director: Roberto Mendonça Faria

Finance director: José Arana Varela

Scientific directors: Aloísio Klein, Dulce Maria Melo, Fernando Lázaro Freire Júnior, Wander Vasconcelos


Founding board of directors 

President: Ivan Guillermo Sólorzano Naranjo

Directors: Fernando Lázaro Freire Júnior, José Arana Varela, Roberto Cerrini Villas Boas, Elisa Maria Baggio Saitovich, Moni Behar