Abstract submission for the XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM 2020 is open until April 1st. This international event will be held in Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) from August 30 to September 3, 2020. Authors must submit their abstracts within one of the 29 thematic symposia of the meeting.
Registration is also open and has promotional values for early registration until July 15th. The registration fee includes three lunches at the event venue, the Rafain Palace Hotel & Conventions, in addition to all coffee breaks and the welcome cocktail.
The symposia cover a wide range of research topics, from design and synthesis of the most diverse materials to applications in areas such as energy, health, electronics, photonics, environment and industry, including methods for materials processing and characterization. The symposia also comprehend issues such as the regulation of products based on nanotechnology, aiming at their safe use.
In addition, there will be a symposium dedicated to teaching and outreach in Materials Science and Engineering, and a symposium organized by the B-MRS University Chapters on entrepreneurship and technological innovation in the field
The symposia are organized by teams of researchers from Brazil and several other countries (Argentina, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA) .
About the event
The event covers the 19th edition of the annual meeting of the Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat/B-MRS) and the 17th edition of the international conference on electronic materials, organized every two years by the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS).
The event is aimed at researchers (professionals and students) and teachers from all areas of knowledge working on topics related to materials, their properties and applications.
The venue is the Rafain Palace Hotel & Conventions, located in Foz do Iguaçu, a Brazilian city close to the border with Argentina and Paraguay, with extensive tourist infrastructure, which serves as a base for visits to the Iguazu Falls and others attractions of the surroundings.
The organizing committee of the event is formed by professors Gustavo Martini Dalpian (UFABC) in general coordination, Carlos Cesar Bof Bufon (LNNANO) in program coordination and Flavio Leandro de Souza (UFABC) as general secretary. In the international committee, the event has scientists from America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
The symposia oral and poster sessions will form the main axis of the event together with the plenary lectures, which will feature internationally renowned scientists, such as Alex Zunger (University of Colorado Boulder, USA), Hideo Hosono (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) , John Rogers (Northwestern University, USA), Luisa Torsi (Università degli Studi di Bari “A. Moro”, Italy) and Tao Deng (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China). Two Brazilian scientists, also of international prominence, will give plenary lectures and will receive distinctions by B-MRS: Cid Bartolomeu de Araújo (Federal University of Pernambuco) will be honored through the traditional Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro Memorial Lecture, while Edson Leite (Federal University of São Carlos and Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano) will give the José Arana Varela Lecture, a distinction that B-MRS begins to grant this year.
In addition, the event will feature the Opening Cocktail, the Conference Party, and the Students Awards Ceremony, which will include the Bernhard Gross Award (B-MRS distinction for the best oral and best poster of each symposium presented by an undergraduate or graduate student) and the ACS Publications Prize (prize from the American Chemical Society’s publisher to the five best oral and five best poster among the finalists of the Bernhard Gross Award). To apply for the awards, authors must submit an extended abstract after receiving notification of acceptance of the work, which will take place between the months of May and June. More information on how to participate in the award can be found on the event website (“abstract submission”).
Exhibitors, sponsorship and support
Following the tradition of the B-MRS Meeting, the event will have an area for exhibitors. In addition to the booths, the organization offers other types of participation to sponsors and supporters. Companies and other organizations wishing to give visibility to their products and services within the material community can still contact Alexandre by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for closing sponsorships ends on March 31 .