B-MRS Newsletter. Year 5, issue 2.


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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 5 – issue 2. March 7, 2018.
B-MRS news

We interviewed Professor Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior, elected in January of this year to preside over B-MRS for the second consecutive biennial period. See what he said about the previous mandate and the term he is initiating, and learn more about our president’s scientific activities. Here.

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Meet the directors elected in January of this year that will compose the B-MRS Executive Board during 2018 and 2019: Rubem Luis Sommer (CBPF), Antonio Eduardo Martinelli (UFRN), Daniel Eduardo Weibel (UFRGS), Glaura Goulart Silva (UFMG), Iêda Maria Garcia dos Santos (UFPB) e Mônica Alonso Cotta (UNICAMP). Here.


XVII B-MRS Meeting
(Natal, Brazil, September 16 – 20, 2018)


Join us, by the beach, and be part of this great gathering, where science and technology will meet nature to form the ideal learning and exchanging experience!

Submission. Abstract submission is open until April 15. See instructions for authors here.

Symposia. See the list of symposia that will compose the event here.

Registration. Early fee registration is open until July 31. See registration fees here.

Plenary lectures. Find out who are the 8 internationally renowned scientists who will deliver the plenary sessions and which are the themes of the lectures, here.

Exhibitors and sponsors. 16 companies have already reserved their places in the exhibition. Companies interested in participating in the event with booths or sponsoring can contact Alexandre at comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Organizers. The meeting chair is Professor Antonio E. Martinelli (Brazilian Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, UFRN). Meet the organization committee.

Venue. The event will be held in the convention center of Hotel Praiamar, located a few meters from the famous beach of Ponta Negra. Know more.

City. A well-known destination for international tourists, Natal offers a pleasant environment to discuss, interact and learn. Its nice weather (dry with an average temperature of around 25 °C in September), the welcoming people and very refined seafood and local gastronomy create an atmosphere of well-being that goes beyond the natural beauty of the city’s coastline. Watch this short video about Natal.

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Featured paper

A team of researchers from Brazil presented in NanoLetters a process that generates semiconductor nanowires of uncommon morphology, without defects, and promising for several applications. The secret of this fabrication route is to place heated catalyst nanoparticles on the substrate where the nanowires grow, and let them move spontaneously. Know more.

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News from B-MRS members

  • Reginaldo Muccillo (IPEN), B-MRS member and former director, received the “Global Star Award” from ACerS. Know more.


Reading tips

  • Team with Brazilian participation uses simulations and 3D printing to manufacture schwarzites, designed in 1880, and to prove their excellent mechanical properties (Advanced Materials). Saiba mais.

  • Team with Brazilian participation takes new step for scale production of nanocomposites that attract and kill bacteria (Scientific Reports). Watch video.

  • Scientists manage to measure temperature in 2D materials, overcoming one of the impediments to their application (Physical Review Letters). Know more.

  • Inaugural edition of ACS Applied Nano Materials can be read at no cost. See here.


  • Subject proposal for PhD (with 3 years scholarship from French Ministry of Education) September 2018 – August 2021. Know more.


  • V Escola de Verão do Departamento de Física da PUC-Rio. Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). March 12 – 15, 2018. Site.

  • I Simpósio Brasileiro de Materiais e Pesquisas Relacionadas. Juiz de Fora, MG (Brazil). April 10 – 13, 2018. Site.

  • Primer Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Ciencias de Materiales. Montevideu (Uruguay). April 13 – 14, 2018. Site.

  • 6º Encontro Nacional de Engenharia Biomecânica (ENEBI 2018). Águas de Lindoia, SP (Brazil). May 8 – 11, 2018. Site.

  • 8th International Symposium on Natural Polymers and Composites. São Pedro, SP (Brazil). May 27 – 30, 2018. Site.

  • Photonic Colloidal Nanostructures: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications (PCNSPA 2018). Saint Petersburg (Russia). June 4 – 6, 2018. Site.

  • 7th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC7). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brazil). June 17 – 21, 2018. Site.

  • International Conference on Electronic Materials 2018 (IUMRS-ICEM). Daejeon (South Korea). August 19 – 24, 2018. Site.

  • Symposium “Nano-engineered coatings, surfaces and interfaces” no “XXVII International Materials Research Congress”. Cancun (Mexico). August 19 – 24, 2018. Site.

  • 16th International Conference on Molecule-based Magnets (ICMM2018). Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). September 1 – 5, 2018. Site.

  • XVII B-MRS Meeting. Natal, RN (Brazil). September 16 – 20, 2018. Site.

  • International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (ICYRAM 2018). Adelaide (Australia). November 4 – 8, 2018. Site.

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