Call for visiting professors at UFMS.

The Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) has opened a process to hire foreign and Brazilian professors/researchers.

There are opportunities to work in the Post-Graduate Program in Materials Science (

The expected earnings are equivalent to R $ 16,119.24 or R $ 19,985.24, depending on the category.

More information:

Contact at PPGCM:

Prof. Dr. Cicero R Cena


Call for the scholarship PNPD/CAPES with PPGFSC/UFSC – 2019/2.

The Graduate Program in Physics of  Federal University of  Santa Catarina – PPGFSC/UFSC, Florianópolis, announces the vacancy of 1 (one) postdoctoral scholarship from the (Programa Nacional de Pós-doutorado da Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior  – PNPD/CAPES), to the period of 2 (two) years, it can be renewed annually at a maximum of 60 months.

The monthly amount of the scholarship is R$ 4.100.00 (four thousand one hundred reais) beyond the values destined to assets.

The candidate has to act in THEORETICAL or EXPERIMENTAL research lines at one of the following areas of research: Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical Physics and Quantum Field Theory and Nuclear Physics and Hadrons.

The complete regulation of the Graduate Program (Programa Nacional de Pós-Doutorado – PNPD) is described at: Portaria nº 086, de 03 de julho de 2013.

To make your application: click here.

XVIII B-MRS Meeting beats submissions record with more than 2,450 abstracts received.

logo médioMore than 2,450 abstracts were submitted to the  XVIII B-MRS Meeting (Balneário Camboriú, Brazil, September 22 to 26). This number of abstracts sets a new record in the history of the annual meetings of B-MRS.

On June 10, authors of submitted papers will receive notification of acceptance, rejection, need for modification or transfer to another symposium. Authors will be able to submit corrected abstracts by June 24 and they will receive final notices by June 30.

The approved contributions will be presented in oral and poster sessions, within 23 thematic symposia, which cover a wide range of research topics in materials and their applications in segments such as health, energy, environmental remediation, electronics, photonics, defense , textile, aerospace and automotive, among others.

Words of the chairman (prof Ivan Bechtold)

“It is with great satisfaction that we have received this large number of submissions, showing that despite the financial difficulties and the lack of governmental stimulus, the scientific materials community is active and committed to carry out production of knowledge and training of human resources, which are so important for our country. At the same time, this expressive number of works increases our responsibility to organize an event according to the expectations, especially of students, who account for 63% of the registrations of the event. Our commitment is to make the event an environment conducive to the exchange of experiences and establishment of scientific cooperation. We count on the presence of all !! ”

Students awards

The best works presented by undergraduate or graduate students will receive awards at the end of the event. To apply for the awards, authors must submit an extended abstract in addition to the conventional abstract, by July 14. Prizes will only be awarded if the authors (students) are present at the closing ceremony on September 26.

The Bernhard Gross Award will be awarded to the best oral and best poster of each symposium. To elect the winners, the committee will consider the quality of the extended abstract and presentation, as well as the scientific contribution of the work.

Among the winners of the Bernhard Gross Award, the top five oral and five best posters will receive awards (cash and certificates) from ACS Publications, the renowned scientific publishing house of the American Chemical Society.

More information about the awards, and instructions and template for elaborating the extended abstract

Event website

Posdoctoral Researcher on Perovskite materials and solar cells.

Lead institution: University of Campinas, São Paulo Brazil

CINE – Center for Innovation on New Energies (

Supervisor: Prof. Ana Flávia Nogueira

Phone: +55 19 3521 3029


Description of Group/Project:

The Center for Innovation on New Energies (CINE) is offering two (2) Postdoctoral positions for one year (with possible renovation for two years) to investigate the physical chemistry properties of perovskite materials and solar cells. The two projects will be developed at Dense Energy Carriers (DEC) division coordinated by Prof. Ana Flavia Nogueira. The group is expert on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials applied to emerging solar cells (as perovskite and dye sensitized solar cells) and light emitting devices. Our objectives are highly focused on the investigation of interfaces, new 2D metal-halide structures, novel hole transport materials, photophysics and high efficient and stable perovskite solar cells The group collaborates with other research laboratories in the world and with the Brazilian National Synchrotron Laboratory.

Eligible applicants are required to have a PhD either in material science, physics, engineering or a related discipline. She/he will have proven experience in the fabrication of perovskite based optoelectronic devices. The successful candidate will be fluent in English.

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

Main task include: synthesis and characterization of metal-halide perovskites, oxides and hole transport materials, fabrication and characterization of thin films and devices. Electrical and/or photophysical characterization of thin films and solar cells. Ability to write in English and supervise Master and PhD students.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Competences required:

  • Education:
  • PhD in Materials Science, Physics or Chemistry. Engineers are also welcome.
  • Knowledge:
  • Metal-halide perovskite solar cells, solutionprocessing methods for solar cell fabrication, electrical and/or photophysical characterization of the materials and devices. Experience on two-dimensional metal-halide materials is welcome.

Summary of conditions:

  • Full time work (40h/week)
  • Contract Length: 12 months, with possible renovation for another 12 months
  • Location: Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Salary: R$ 7,200.00
  • Travel expenses from the departure country to GRU-airport in São Paulo are covered.

How to apply: 

All applications must submit their information to Please refer to CINE position” in the subject of the message. Please include:

  A cover letter.

  A full CV including contact details.

  2 Reference letters or referee contacts.

Deadline for applications: June, 15th

2 scholarships are available.