B-MRS newsletter. Year 4, issue 3.


The newsletter of the Brazilian Materials Research SocietyNews update from Brazil for the Materials community
English edition. Year 4, issue 3.
XVI B-MRS Meeting (Gramado, Brazil, September 10-14)
Abstract submission. The submission of abstracts for oral or poster presentation is open until May 5 at the event’s website. See instructions for authors, here.
 See the 23 approved symposia, here.

Bernhard Gross Award.  Contributions submitted by authors who are undergraduate or graduate students can apply for the SBPMat award. To participate in the selection, the author must submit an extended abstract in addition to the conventional abstract. The deadline is August 14. Additional information in the instructions for authors, here.
Organization. Meet the organizing committee. Here.
Exhibitors. The event website shows the 18 companies that have already confirmed their participation. Companies interested in participating in the event with booths and other means of dissemination should contact Alexandre via this e-mail: comercial@sbpmat.org.br.   
Featured paper

An international team of researchers presented in the journal Nano Energy, a contribution to the development of materials for supercapacitors. Using a simple scalable method, the authors produced a composite of polypyrrole, graphene and zirconia and tested its electricity storage performance. The material demonstrated potential to be used in supercapacitor electrodes. See our news article.

People from our community
We interviewed Vinícius Galhard Grassi, leader of polymers research in Brazil at Braskem. PhD in Chemistry, Grassi has been working for 16 years in R&D in polymers in the business environment, and has seen several products developed by him and his collaborators in the market – an incredible pleasure, he says, which justifies all efforts.  Learn more about this researcher’s career, the products he developed and his vision of R&D in companies. See the interview.

Profs. Edgar Zanotto (UFSCar) and Oswaldo Alves (Unicamp) are part of the scientific council of the Serrapilheira Institute, the first private Brazilian research support institution. Learn more.  

Yvonne Mascarenhas (USP), pioneer in Materials research in Brazil, received an award by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Learn more.

Reading tips
  • Book “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Principles and Applications” (Elsevier). The 3-volume work by Brazilian authors, which was released in Portuguese in 2015, now has an English edition. Learn more.
  • Toward Neuromorphic Computer: organic device makes artificial synapse with low-energy expenditure (based on paper from Nature Materials with the participation of Brazilian researchers). Learn more.
  • Contradicting a law of physics that relates electrical and thermal conductivity, a material has shown to be a good conductor of electricity and poor conductor of heat (based on paper from Science). Learn more.
  • Intelligent textile yarn that stimulates circulation and other innovations by Rhodia, created in Brazilian laboratories. Here.
  • 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies. Suntec (Singapore). June 18 – 23, 2017. Site. 
  • 1ª Escola Brasileira de Síncrotron (EBS). Campinas, SP (Brazil). July 10 – 21, 2017. Site.
  • XI Brazilian Symposium on Glass and Related Materials (XI Brazglass). Curitiba, PR (Brazil). July 13 – 16, 2017. Site.
  • VIII Método Rietveld de Refinamento de Estrutura. Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). July 24 – 28, 2017. Site.
  • XXXVIII Congresso Brasileiro de Aplicações de Vácuo na Indústria e na Ciência (CBRAVIC) + III Workshop de Tratamento e Modificação de Superfícies (WTMS). São José dos Campos (Brazil). August, 21 – 25, 2017. Site.
  • IUMRS-ICAM 2017. Kyoto (Japan). August 27 – Setember 1, 2017. Site.
  • International Conference on Luminescence (ICL-2017).  João Pessoa (Brazil). August 27 – September 1, 2017.
  • XVI Encontro da SBPMat/ XVI B-MRS Meeting. Gramado (Brazil). September 10 – 14, 2017. Site.
  • 2ª Conferência Nacional em Materiais Celulares (MatCel’2017) + Conferência Internacional em Dinâmica de Materiais Celulares (DynMatCel’2017). Aveiro (Portugal). September 25 – 27, 2017. Site.

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