B-MRS Newsletter. Year 6, issue 11.


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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 6, issue 11. December 5, 2019.

B-MRS News

B-MRS Elections. See the voting results that elected the B-MRS Executive Board for 2020 and 2021, and six new members of the Deliberative Council. For the first time, the Board will be chaired by a woman. See here.

– José Arana Varela Award. The B-MRS Board has created an award that pays tribute to Professor José Arana Varela and annually distinguishes a prominent researcher from Brazil. Know more.

University Chapters. The 12th unit of B-MRS UCs program was created at UFABC. Learn more about the new UC here.

Featured Paper

A Brazilian scientific team developed a process for graphene doping, defect passivation and contaminant removal that can make the material suitable for use in electronic devices. The process is proper for large scale graphene production. The work was recently published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Know more.

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From Idea to Product

In 15 years of existence, Nanox has launched about 30 products and serviced more than 200 customers from 14 countries. Today, the Brazilian company’s flagship products are silver-based antimicrobial additives. Learn more about Nanox and the vision of its CEO and founder, Gustavo Simões, here.

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News from B-MRS Members

– Prof. Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior (IFSC-USP), member and current president of B-MRS, is part of a triple list for the selection of FAPESP’s scientific director. Know more.

– B-MRS member and elected director Prof. Andrea Simone Stucchi de Camargo (IFSC-USP) is one of the coordinators of an international event for women in science. Know more.

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XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM 2020
(Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, August 30 – September 3, 2020)

Website: www.sbpmat.org.br/19encontro/

Symposia. 49 symposium proposals from 18 countries were submitted within the call. The list of approved symposiums will be announced in December. Know more.

Plenaries and memorial lecture. Seven internationally prominent scientists have already confirmed their presence as speakers at the event. Know more.

Venue. The event will take place at Rafain Palace Hotel, in Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil). Know more.

Accommodations. See accommodation options from the official tourism agency of the event, here.

Joint event. The event will bring together the 19th edition of B-MRS’s annual meeting and the 17th edition of the International Conference on Electronic Materials organized every two years by the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS).

Organization. Professor Gustavo Martini Dalpian (UFABC) is the general coordinator, Carlos Cesar Bof Bufon (LNNANO) is the program coordinator and Flavio Leandro de Souza (UFABC) is the general secretary. At the international committee, the event features scientists from America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Know more.

Exhibitors and sponsors. Companies and other entities interested in attending the event as exhibitors, sponsors or supporters can contact Alexandre through the e-mail comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Reading Tips

– Sirius: Electrons made the first full loop around the main accelerator of the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, showing that there are no faults in its 518 meters in circumference. Know more.

– New technique can reduce charging time for electric car batteries from 50 to 10 minutes. Know more.

– Work with Brazilian participation develops vegetable gelatin microbattery that could be used inside the body in implants, exams etc. Know more.


– Post-doctorate positions in nonlinear spectroscopy and femtosecond laser processing of materials at IFSC-USP. Know more.


World Forum for Women in Science – Brazil 2020 + 4th International Conference for Women in Science without Borders: Energy, Water, Health, Agriculture and Environment for Sustainable Development. Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). February 10 – 14, 2020. Site.

XIX B-MRS Meeting + 2020 IUMRS ICEM (International Conference on Electronic Materials). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brazil). August 30 – September 3, 2020. Site.

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