B-MRS Newsletter. Year 5, issue 3.


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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 5, issue 3. April 6, 2018.
XVII B-MRS Meeting
(Natal, Brazil, September 16 to 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.

Awards for students. Students’ extended abstracts can be submitted until June 18 to apply for the Bernhard Gross and ACS Publications awards. Know more.

Lodging, transfer and tours. See options of the event’s official tourist agency, Harabello, 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.

Memorial lecture. The Memorial Lecture “Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro” will be delivered at the opening session by Professor Fernando Galembeck.

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 also 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 scientific team with broad Brazilian participation developed a composite material that presented excellent performance as an environmental remediator, more precisely to eliminate toxic dyes from water bodies. The new material consists of a polymer matrix, prepared from polystyrene waste, and photocatalyst nanoparticles. The work was reported in Applied Materials & Interfaces. Know more.


Featured Scientist

We interviewed Carlos Frederico Oliveira Graeff, Full Professor and Research Dean of UNESP. Graeff co-authored a number of contributions to Materials Science and Technology, including in the field of photovoltaics – a topic that will be addressed in his plenary lecture at the XVII B-MRS Meeting. Learn a little more about this Brazilian scientist and founding member of B-MRS, from his childhood to now, and see the message he left for the younger researchers. Here.


News from B-MRS Members

Guillermo Solórzano-Naranjo, Founding President of B-MRS, is elected Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA). Know more.

solorzano news

Fernando Galembeck, founding member of B-MRS, will be honored with the Memorial Lecture “Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro,” an acknowledgment by B-MRS to senior researchers of outstanding trajectory in the field.


Article on vitreous state by Edgar Zanotto, co-founder of B-MRS, tops the list of most downloaded from the Journal of Non-crystalline Solids (Elsevier). Know more.


History of Materials Research

Thirty years ago, 3 professors from universities in the interior of São Paulo decided to jointly create an interdisciplinary laboratory to install equipment that was boxed for lack of physical space. Thus the LIEC-UFSCar was born, seed and current headquarters of the CMDF. Hundreds of basic and applied research work, collaborative projects with industry, spinoff companies, and extension and dissemination projects have emerged from the laboratory, in addition to many trained researchers. Saiba mais.

liec news

Reading Tips

  • Superlattice: With a new method, scientists fabricate structure with unique properties consisting of up to hundreds of layers of 2D materials interspersed with molecules (Nature’s paper). Know more.

  • Scientists develop magnetic graphene, the first non-metal material with magnetic properties at room temperature (Nature Communications paper). Saiba mais.

  • In the market. Founded by a PhD in Materials, a spinoff company of the Center for the Development of Functional Materials (CDMF) applies SEM and mechanical tensile tests to hair for the diagnosis of hair health. Know more.


  • 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.

  • 4ª Reunião de Argilas Aplicadas e I Ciclo de Minicursos em Materiais. Teresina, PI (Brazil). April 18 to 20, 2018. Site.

  • Workshop Paranaense sobre Nanomateriais e Materiais Funcionais. Londrina, PR (Brazil). May 2 to 4, 2018. Site.

  • 6º Encontro Nacional de Engenharia Biomecânica (ENEBI 2018). Águas de Lindoia, SP (Brazil). May 8 to 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). São Petersburgo (Russia). June 4 to 6, 2018. Site.

  • 7th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC7). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brazil). June 17 a-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.

  • 8th International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications (ICOOPMA2018). Maresias, SP (Brazil). August 26 – 31, 2018. Site.

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

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

  • XXXIX Congresso Brasileiro de Aplicações de Vácuo na Indústria e na Ciência (CBrAVIC). Joinville, SC (Brazil). October 8 – 11, 2018. Site.

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

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