B-MRS Newsletter. Year 11, issue 4.



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


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).



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.


– 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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