B-MRS Newsletter. Year 8, issue 2.



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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 8, issue 2. March 8, 2021.

Featured Paper

A team involving two Brazilian universities and a US laboratory measured, for the first time, nonlinear optical properties of a two-dimensional material from the family of transition metal dichalcogenides, opening a range of application possibilities. The work was recently reported in Applied Physics Letters. Know more.


XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM 2021 (virtual)


Submission. The submission of abstracts is open until April 25th. See instructions for authors, here.

Symposia. Abstracts can be submitted within the 24 thematic symposia that comprise the event, covering the most diverse materials, from design to applications. See the list of symposia, here.

Awards for undergraduate and graduate students. The Bernhard Gross Awards, from B-MRS, will distinguish the best poster and best oral presentation of each symposium. ACS Publications Prizes will award cash prizes to the best works of the entire event. Find out how to compete for prizes, here.

Plenary and memorial lecture. 8 internationally renowned scientists confirmed their presence at the event. See here.

Registration. Early registration discount is available until July 30th. Check the amounts here.

Support and sponsorship. This virtual edition of the event offers several possibilities for companies and entities interested in connecting with the community and exhibiting their products and services. Interested parties can contact Alexandre Alves at comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Event webpage: https://www.sbpmat.org.br/19encontro/

Lives & Webinars


– Cycle of lives about entrepreneurship in science!

– 6 chats with entrepreneurs who created startups/ companies in the materials and nanotechnology sector, with products such as nanoactives for cosmetics, antimicrobial materials, nanofertilizers and flexible solar cells.

– Lives will be held throughout the month of March.

– Language: Portuguese.

Free registration is open.

– Information and registration: https://www.sbpmat.org.br/pt/lives-webinars/


– B-MRS joined more than 100 entities in Brazil in a manifesto that asks the Senate to remove from the agenda the PEC 186, which proposes the untying of mandatory resources for health and education from the General Budget of the Union. See the manifesto.

– B-MRS supports petition for overturning President Bolsonaro’s vetoes to the law on the National Development, Scientific and Technological Funding (FNDCT). The vetoes threaten the release of resources for Science, Technology and Innovation. The Petition is still open. Sign the petition.

News from B-MRS Members

– B-MRS members Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior (IFSC-USP) and Oswaldo Luiz Alves (UNICAMP) participated in the BandNews TV edition on Nanotechnology. Watch here.

Reading Tips

– Teamwork with large Brazilian participation, led by Profssor Ado Jorio (UFMG), helps elucidate the superconductivity of twisted bilayer graphene using a nanoscope – an instrument developed at Brazilian institutions UFMG and Inmetro that can disclose information about 2D materials, which could not previously be achieved by experimental nor theoretical methods (cover of Nature). Know more.

– Scientists develop a TNT filter for masks using biodegradable plastic coated with chitosan nanoparticles. The new filter has high efficiency, is reusable and does not contaminate the environment when discarded (Advanced Science). Know more.

– Researchers from Brazil study interactions between cell membranes and nanoparticles, opening a range of possibilities for the design of nanopharmaceuticals within a personalized approach to medicine (Materials Today Communications). Know more.


– VIRTUAL. Empreendedorismo na ciência: do laboratório ao mercado. Bate-papos com empreendedores. Lives & Webinars da SBPMat. March 8 – 24, 2021. Site.

VIRTUAL. V Seminário Brasileiro de Terras Raras. April 12 – 14, 2021. Site.

VIRTUAL. 47th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films (ICMCTF). April 26 – 30, 2021. Site.

4th International Conference on Applied Surface Science. Barcelona (Spain). June 28 – July 1, 2021. Site.

4th Workshop on Coated Tools & Multifunctional Thin Films. Campinas, SP (Brazil). July 20 – 23, 2021. Site.

VIRTUAL. XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM (International Conference on Electronic Materials). August 30 – September 3, 2021. Site.

– 7th International Polysaccharide Conference (EPNOE 2021). Nantes (France). October 11 – 15, 2021. Site.

– 7th Meeting on Self Assembly Structures in Solution and at Interfaces. Bento Gonçalves, RS (Brazil). November 3 – 5, 2021. Site.

– XVIII International Small Angle Scattering Conference. Campinas, SP (Brazil). September 11 – 16, 2022. Site.

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You can suggest news, opportunities, events or reading tips in the materials field to be covered by B-MRS Newsletter. Write to comunicacao@sbpmat.org.br.




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