Sugestão de apoio emergencial aos pós-graduandos do Rio Grande do Sul.

SUGESTÃO DE APOIO EMERGENCIAL AOS PÓSGRADUANDOS DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

Excelentíssimo Professor Ricardo Galvão, Presidente do CNPq.
Excelentíssima Professora Denise Pires de Carvalho, Presidente da CAPES.

Em virtude da situação de calamidade enfrentada pelo Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, os Comitês de Assessoramento de Química e Física/Astronomia do CNPq vêm, por meio desta, propor ao CNPq e à CAPES, como mais uma ação de solidariedade para com as Instituições de Ensino e Pesquisa que tiveram seus laboratórios e infraestrutura de ensino e pesquisa afetados pela recente catástrofe climática que se abateu sobre aquele estado, um apoio emergencial aos pós-graduandos das instituições apoiadas pelo sistema CNPq e CAPES. Propomos, então, uma iniciativa que vise a apoiar os estudantes de pós-graduação (PG) de todas as áreas do conhecimento das instituições gaúchas, para realizarem – quando necessário e desejável – seus trabalhos experimentais e computacionais em outras instituições do sistema de PG do País. Para tanto, pedimos que CNPq e CAPES destinem recursos para a mobilidade dos estudantes, de modo que possam dar continuidade à sua pesquisa de mestrado/doutorado em outros laboratórios. Detalhes da formatação desta ação emergencial poderão ser discutidos em reunião específica sob a coordenação do CNPq e CAPES.

Como exemplo de uma forma de operacionalizar esta proposta, as agencias de fomento (CNPq e Capes) poderiam abrir um edital simplificado emergencial de mobilidade e disponibilizar um formulário eletrônico, para cadastro dos laboratórios interessados em participar dessa ação recebendo estudantes. É importante ressaltar que, ao se cadastrarem, os laboratórios oferecerão sua estrutura para os/as estudantes durante o período em que estes/as estiverem envolvidos/as em suas atividades. Adicionalmente, os/as estudantes deveriam manifestar seu interesse em ser acolhido em determinado laboratório, com a devida anuência de seus/suas orientadores/as e do supervisor local que receberá. Para otimizar este processo, sugerimos ainda que que os/as candidatos/as indiquem até três laboratórios, dentre os cadastrados, onde possam vir a desenvolver suas atividades, para maior flexibilidade.

Esperamos poder contar com a sensibilidade e apoio das ilustres presidências do CNPq e da CAPES, e agradecemos antecipadamente pela atenção dispensada a esta solicitação.

Essa iniciativa conta com o apoio, além dos membros dos CA’s, das entidades cujos dirigentes esta subscrevem.

Em 10 de junho de 2024.

Atenciosamente,

 

Severino Alves Júnior, membro do CA- Química, CNPq,

Monica Cotta, membro do CA Física/Astronomia, CNPQ,

Helena Nader, Presidente Academia Brasileira de Ciências,

Renato Janine Ribeiro, Presidente Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência,

Anderson Gomes, Presidente da Academia Pernambucana de Ciências,

Ivan Bechtold, Presidente da SBPMat.

B-MRS Newsletter. Year 11, issue 5.

 

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Year 11, issue 5. June 4th, 2024.

Papers and books by the community

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Liquid crystals bring together fluidity and molecular order, making them very interesting for various technologies. In this work, the authors demonstrated for the first time that a liquid crystal based on the organic compound perylene has the potential to store and process information through switching between “on” and “off” states based on the resistivity of the material (the degree of resistance that it offers to the passage of electricity). The liquid crystal showed a very good ability to “write-read-erase-read” information. Carried out by researchers from Brazilian institutions UFSC, FURB and IFSC-USP and collaborators from Canada, France and Poland, this study opens up possibilities for producing low-cost organic memories. Access the paper.

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This book, written in Portuguese, is for everyone who works in the field of welding or is interested in the subject. The author, Prof. Jair Carlos Dutra, is the founder and researcher at the Institute of Welding and Mechatronics – LABSOLDA at UFSC. Based on decades of experience in science, technology and innovation in the area, the book discusses in detail and, in some cases, questions concepts about welding processes and their applications. Access the book.

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Transistors made from organic materials are increasingly being used in promising devices for health and environmental areas. However, the technique most used to date to characterize them, electrochemical impedance, is not the most appropriate. In this article, researchers from IFSC-USP show why this method is not the most accurate and what would be the best alternative for measuring volumetric capacitance (the amount of electrical charges that can be stored in a given volume) in organic transistors. Access the paper.

XXII B-MRS Meeting
Santos (SP), September 29th to October 3rd, 2024

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Upcoming important dates. The deadline to submit revised abstracts is June 14. Submission of extended abstract for Student and Woman Awards is open by July 10.

Plenary talks. Six internationally renowned scientists, from universities and companies in Brazil, Canada, Italy, Singapore and UK will speak about scientific topics of broad interest. Know more.

Student awards. The Bernhard Gross Award will recognize the best poster and best oral presentation by undergraduate and postgraduate students at each symposium. Among the finalists, the works with the best evaluations will receive cash prizes from scientific publishers ACS and RSC. To compete for the awards and prizes it is necessary to submit an extended abstract by July 10th. Know more.

Early career woman researcher prize. This award will recognize the best oral presentation of the entire event made by a woman who defended her PhD between 2015 and 2024. The winner will receive a cash prize from the scientific publisher MDPI. To compete, it is mandatory to submit an extended abstract by July 10th. Know more.

Registration. The registration fee for the event is available for the different categories and conditions. See registration fees.

Exhibitors. 27 companies and startups have already confirmed their participation in our booth exhibition. Check the exhibitors. Organizations interested in the exhibition and other forms of sponsorship can contact comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Venue. The event location is the Blue Med Convention Center in the city of Santos. More information about the city and the convention center.

Chairs. The general chairs of the event are Prof. Laura Oliveira Péres, from the Department of Chemistry at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp), and Prof. Lucas Fugikawa Santos, from the Physics Department of the São Paulo State University “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (Unesp).

Opportunities

– Submission of scientific articles is open until October 31st for a focus isuue of a new IOP journal on science and technology for sustainability. The issue is dedicated to sustainability solutions in Latin America and features two B-MRS members as guest editors: Ana Flavia Nogueira (Unicamp) and Caue Ribeiro (Embrapa). The publication will be open access and free of charge. Know more.

– Alexander von Humboldt Foundation + CAPES program offers scholarships for scientific visits to Germany for both early career and experienced researchers. Know more.

To follow opportunities in the area, enter the B-MRS group on Linkedin.

Upcoming events

6th International Conference on Applied Surface Science (ICASS). Wuzhen (China). June 17th to 20th, 2024. Website.

20th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids (DSL2024). Barcelona (​​Spain). June 24th to 28th, 2024. Website.

17th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes (ICIM 2024). Florianópolis (SC, Brazil). July 1-5, 2024. Website.

29th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC 2024). Rio de Janeiro (RJ, Brazil). July 21 to 26, 2024. Website.

24th International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy (IPS-24). Hiroshima (Japan). July 28 to August 2, 2024. Website.

VI Escola de Inverno em Física Aplicada à Medicina e Biologia (EIFAMB). Ribeirão Preto (SP). July 29 to August 2, 2024. Website.

4th Workshop on Coated Tools & Multifunctional Thin Films. Campinas (SP, Brazil). August 19 to 23, 2024. Website.

III Simpósio Multidisciplinar em Materiais do Centro-Oeste (SMMCO). Caldas Novas (GO, Brazil). August 26 to 28, 2024. Website.

19th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (PSE 2024). Erfurt (Germany). September 2nd to 5th, 2024. Website.

– VI Latin American Crystallographic Association Meeting. Montevideo (Uruguay). September 23-26, 2024. Website.

XXII B-MRS Meeting. Santos (SP, Brazil). September 29 to October 3, 2024. Website.

VI Iberoamerican Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies (CIPOA). Florianópolis (SC, Brazil). October 7th to 11th, 2024. Website.

– São Paulo School of Advanced Science on 4th Generation Synchrotron Techniques. Campinas (SP, Brazil). October 14-25, 2024. Website.

– Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare (4th BioMAH). Rome (Italy) October 15 to 18, 2024.Website.

– 8th International Workshop on Flow and Fracture of Advanced Glasses. Tokyo (Japan). October 27-30, 2024. Website.

– XXIII B-MRS Meeting. Salvador (BA, Brazil). September 28 to October 2, 2025. SAVE THE DATE!

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Nota de solidariedade ao povo do RS.

A Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa em Materiais (SBPMat) manifesta solidariedade à população do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul atingida por esta catástrofe climática. Muito além de bens materiais, foram vidas e histórias perdidas.

Também manifesta sua solidariedade aos pesquisadores e pesquisadoras do RS. A comunidade científica do RS é uma força nacional no desenvolvimento científico do Brasil, em especial na área de Materiais, com grandes contribuições para a SBPMat.

Ivan H Bechtold
Presidente da SBPMat

B-MRS Newsletter. Year 11, issue 4.

 

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Year 11, issue 4. May 3rd, 2024.

B-MRS Awards: early career woman scientist

The B-MRS board of directors announces with great joy the launch of the B-MRS Early Career Woman Prize, which will recognize the best work presented in an oral session by a woman at the beginning of her career within the society’s annual event, the B-MRS Meeting. In its first edition, the award will be sponsored by the publisher MDPI. Know more.

Community consultation: plenary speakers for 2025

The organizing committee of the XXIII B-MRS Meeting, which will be held in Salvador (Bahia, Brazil) from October 28th to November 2nd, 2025, invites the scientific community to send suggestions for speakers for the plenary sessions. Suggestions must be sent through an open form until May 20th this year. Know more.

Papers and books by the community

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Trying to contribute to the success of crime investigation, this work proposes a new, fast and low-cost method to reveal latent fingerprints on metal surfaces such as coins and keys. Based on the electrochemical deposition of silver nanoparticles, the method was effective in situations where conventional processes have limitations: aged fingerprints and wet/ colored / different textured surfaces. The nanoparticles are deposited in the regions of the metal that do not have residue left by the finger, thus forming a negative image of the fingerprint, with high contrast. The work was led by researchers from UFAL and had the participation of the Federal Police and authors from IFAL and the University of Leicester (United Kingdom). Access the paper.

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By being able to produce nanoscale fibers with unique architectures, the electrospinning technique has enabled the development of various materials, with applications in sectors such as health, food, energy and photonics. In this book in Portuguese, which can be downloaded or read online free of charge, two young researchers in the field, Luiza Amim Mercante (professor at UFBA) and Daniel Souza Correa (researcher at Embrapa Instrumentação), bring together 19 chapters on various aspects of electrospinning, all written by authors from Brazilian institutions. Access the book.

XXII B-MRS Meeting
Santos (SP), September 29th to October 3rd, 2024

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We received more than 2,200 submissions!

Next important date. Notifications of approval, modification or rejection of the abstracts will be sent on May 31st.

Awards for students. The Bernhard Gross Award will recognize the best poster and best oral presentation by undergraduate and postgraduate students at each symposium. Among the finalists, the works with the best evaluations will receive cash prizes from scientific publishers ACS and RSC. To compete for the awards and prizes it is necessary to submit an extended abstract by July 10th. Know more.

Award for young woman researcher. The B-MRS Early Career Woman Prize will recognize the best oral presentation of the entire event made by a woman who defended her doctorate between 2015 and 2024. The winner will receive a cash prize from the scientific publisher MDPI. To compete, you must submit an extended abstract by July 10th. Know more.

Registration. The registration fee for the event is available for the different categories and conditions. See registration fees.

Exhibitors. 19 companies and startups have already confirmed their participation in our booth exhibition. Meet the exhibitors. Organizations interested in the exhibition and other forms of sponsorship can contact comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Venue. The event location is the Blue Med Convention Center in the city of Santos. More information about the city and the convention center.

Chairs. The general chairs of the event are Prof. Laura Oliveira Péres, from the Department of Chemistry at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp), and Prof. Lucas Fugikawa Santos, from the Physics Department of the São Paulo State University “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (Unesp).

Community

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Prof. Edgar Zanotto (UFSCar) was awarded an important recognition in the area of glass materials, the Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Science Lecture. This lecture is awarded annually by The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) to a scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the advancement of glassy materials science. Zanotto is the first recipient from Latin America. The lecture will be held in May this year in Las Vegas, at the Glass & Optical Materials Division Meeting. On this occasion, the scientist will talk about the nucleation of crystals in glass and supercooled liquids.

Opportunities

– New call from Fapesp (São Paulo) and M-ERA NET (European Union) will support ambitious transnational research and development projects in the area of materials. Pre-proposals must be sent by May 14th. Know more.

To follow opportunities in the area, join the B-MRS group on Linkedin.

Upcoming events

IEEE International Magnetics Conference (INTERMAG 2024). Rio de Janeiro (RJ, Brazil). May 5th to 10th, 2024. Website.

50th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF 2024). San Diego (USA). May 19 to 24, 2024. Website.

101st IUVSTA workshop on high performance SIMS instrumentation and machine learning / artificial intelligence methods for complex data. Maresias (SP, Brazil). May 19 to 24, 2024. Website.

I International Workshop on Applied Biosensing + IEEE Women in Sensors Day. Joinville (SC, Brazil). June 3-6, 2024. Website.

6th International Conference on Applied Surface Science (ICASS). Wuzhen (China). June 17th to 20th, 2024. Website.

17th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes (ICIM 2024). Florianópolis (SC, Brazil). July 1-5, 2024. Website.

29th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC 2024). Rio de Janeiro (RJ, Brazil). July 21 to 26, 2024. Website.

24th International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy (IPS-24). Hiroshima (Japan). July 28 to August 2, 2024. Website.

4th Workshop on Coated Tools & Multifunctional Thin Films. Campinas (SP, Brazil). August 19 to 23, 2024. Website.

19th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (PSE 2024). Erfurt (Germany). September 2nd to 5th, 2024. Website.

XXII B-MRS Meeting. Santos (SP, Brazil). September 29 to October 3, 2024. Website.

VI Iberoamerican Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies (CIPOA). Florianópolis (SC, Brazil). October 7th to 11th, 2024. Website.

São Paulo School of Advanced Science on 4th Generation Synchrotron Techniques. Campinas (SP, Brazil). October 14-25, 2024. Website.

– 8th International Workshop on Flow and Fracture of Advanced Glasses. Tokyo (Japan). October 27-30, 2024. Website.

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B-MRS launches award for early career women scientists.

With great joy, the B-MRS board announces the launch of the B-MRS Early Career Women Scientist Prize, which will recognize the best contribution presented by a female scientist at the beginning of her career within the society’s annual event, the B-MRS Meeting. This year, the event will be held in Santos (SP) from September 29th to October 3rd.

In its first edition, the prize will be sponsored by the publisher MDPI.

Women who have defended their doctorate between 2015 and 2024 can apply for the award. Candidates must submit an extended abstract, prepared according to the template available on the event website and, during the event, they must make an oral presentation of the work at the respective symposium. To submit the extended abstract, candidates must have received notification of approval of the conventional abstract.

To select the winner, the organizers of each symposium will nominate up to one candidate, following criteria defined by the B-MRS Awards Committee. From this list of finalists, the Early Career Women Scientist Prize committee will choose the winner, who will receive an amount in reais equivalent to 500 Swiss francs and the opportunity to publish a paper free of charge in the open access journal Electronic Materials (MDPI) after peer review. The prize will only be awarded if the winner is present at the ceremony.

The winner of the first edition of the award will be announced at the XXII B-MRS Meeting awards ceremony, which will be held on October 3rd this year, at the end of the event. The prize will only be awarded if the winner is present at the ceremony.

The deadline for submitting the extended abstract is July 10th.