B-MRS Newsletter. Year 9, issue 5.



Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 9, issue 5. June 3rd, 2022.

Featured paper

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A Brazilian scientific team developed a high-sensitivity and low-cost biosensor, based on nanotubes of a conducting polymer, capable of detecting Covid-19 antibodies in about 30 minutes from the interaction with a few drops of blood (Materials Today Chemistry). Know more.

Lives & Webinars

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“Evolução da Espectroscopia Raman: Inovadores métodos de escaneamento de amostras, quimiometria por inteligência artificial, microgeoprocessamento de imagens e correlações colocalizadas com Microscopia Eletrônica de Varredura e MicroFluorescência de Raios X.”
Quando: 14 de junho das 9:00 às 12:00.
Onde: online.

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“Espectroscopia de Fluorescência – Análise de Absorbância e Transmitância Simultâneas – Tecnologia A-TEEM para Caracterização Química Molecular.”
Quando: 21 de junho das 9:00 às 12:00.
Onde: online.

More information and free registration: https://www.sbpmat.org.br/pt/lives-webinars/

XX B-MRS Meeting


The event received over 1,500 abstracts!

  • Abstract status notification: June 10th.
  • Submission of revised Abstract: June 24th.
  • Final abstract notification: July 1st.
  • Submission for Student Awards: July 1st to August 1st.
  • Request for resources from FAPESP: Researchers from the State of São Paulo (BR) might be eligible for financial support from FAPESP. More information here.
  • Venue: Hotel Rafain Palace, Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil).
  • Memorial Lecture: Prof. Roberto Mendonça Faria (IFSC-USP).
  • Plenary Speakers: Christine Kranz (Ulm University), Prof. Daniel Mario Ugarte (UNICAMP), Prof. Gustavo Grivas (Univ. Cordoba), Prof. Natalie Stingelin (Georgia Tech Univ.), Prof. Olle Inganas (Linkoping Univ.), Prof. Pulickel Ajayan (Rice Univ.), Prof. Stuart Parkin (Univ Martin-Luther de Halle-Wittemberg).
  • Registration: early registration fee until August 5th.
  • Support and sponsorship: 16 companies have already confirmed sponsorship and participation in the exhibition. If your company is interested in participating, please contact Alexandre Alves at comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

For more information, abstract submission and registration, visit the event website.



Today June 03 at 15:00 (São Paulo time), Prof. Roberto Mendonça Faria, former B-MRS president, will be honored with a symposium in celebration of his 70th birthday. Event will be held at IFSC-USP and broadcast on YouTube. Know more.


– B-MRS subscribed a note against the federal government’s intention to cut more than BRL 2.9 billion from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations. Know more.

– B-MRS endorsed the manifesto that warns of the negative impacts of the lag in the value of scholarships paid to researchers in the country. Know more.

Reading tips

– Scientists create a method that allows, for the first time, to synthesize new materials and structures and analyze them in situ under pressures of about 1 terapascal – equivalent to more than 3 times the pressure of the center of the Earth (Nature). Know more.

– Brazilian researchers develop electrodes that allow monitoring the health of plants, applying wearable sensor technology to precision agriculture (ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces). Know more.

Innovation. Company dedicated to the development of “green” materials launches flame retardant paint based on graphite and cellulose crystals. Innovation emerged from basic research carried out in master’s work and has already received several awards. Know more.


– Call of the European consortium M-ERANET together with FAPESP for transnational R&D projects in materials. Submission of proposals until June 15th. Know more


– International Conference on the Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM). Glasgow (Scotland). 17 to 22 of July 2022. Website.

– 4th Workshop on Coated Tools & Multifunctional Thin Films. Campinas, SP (Brazil). 20 to 23 of July 2022. Website.

– IUMRS-ICAM2021 + IMRC2022. Online + Cancun (Mexico). August 14 to 19 2022. Website

– Machine Learning School for Materials @Ilum. Hybrid event. 5 to 7 of September 2022. Website.

– XVIII International Small Angle Scattering Conference. Online + Campinas, SP (Brazil). 11 to 16 September 2022. Website.

– 18th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (PSE 2022). Trade Fair Erfurt (Germany). September 12 to 15, 2022. Website.

XX B-MRS Meeting. Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil). 25 to 29 of September 2022. Website.

– 7th Meeting on Self Assembly Structures in Solution and at Interfaces (AUTOORG 2022). Bento Gonçalves, RS (Brazil). 2 to 4 November 2022. Website.

– 11th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society (AMRS2022 ). Dakar (Senegal). December 12 to 15, 2022. Website.

41st International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics (VUVX 2023). Campinas, SP (Brazil). 3 to 7 of July 2023. Website.

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