B-MRS Newsletter. Year 7, issue 7.


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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 7, issue 7. August 7, 2020.

From Ideia to Innovation

Doctors and nurses wearing masks are icons of the current Covid-19 pandemic. Going back to the history of respiratory protection masks, one can find advances, made in different places on the planet, in materials, technologies, concepts and methods that enabled the development of current, efficient and certified masks. Get to know a bit of this history, here.

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Featured Paper

Scientific work carried out at IQSC-USP generated a low cost and easy to manufacture nanostructured material, based on non-precious metals inserted in carbon layers, which demonstrated high performance as a catalyst for electrochemical reactions used in the generation of renewable energies. The work was recently reported in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Know more.

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B-MRS Lives & Webinars

– The XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM Organizing Committee and the B-MRS Board of Directors invite the entire community to participate in a brief ONLINE meeting in the late afternoon of August 30, 2020, when the event opening, which was postponed due to the pandemic, was scheduled to take place in Foz do Iguaçu. Know more.

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– Eight technical webinars were held throughout July (second month of the Lives & Webinars program). Learn more and access the recordings of the already held webinars, here.

– Access the schedule for August, choose the webinars you are interested in and register (free), here.


B-MRS News

– FNDCT. B-MRS endorsed the manifesto for the total release of FNDCT resources. Know more.

Capes. B-MRS endorsed manifesto against the centralizing management mode of the current presidency of Capes. Know more.

CNPq. B-MRS endorsed letter to the president of CNPq, pointing out problems and possible solutions in the implementation of the 25/2020 master’s and doctoral scholarships. Know more.

Webseries. Webseries episodes about Brazilian science related to materials research have an exclusive premiere for B-MRS channels. Know more.

– Science and democracy. B-MRS participated in the “Virada pela Democracia” (Turning-point for Democracy), held on July 4 and 5, with a video statement on the relationship between science and democracy, which was included in a panel organized by SBPC. Watch the video of Professor Ivan Bechtold, scientific director of B-MRS, recorded for this occasion, here.

News from B-MRS Members

Professor Luciana Reyes Pires Kassab (Faculty of Technology of São Paulo/CEETEPS), B-MRS member, was distinguished with the category of Senior Member of OSA (The Optical Society). Know more.


– Postdoctoral fellowship at UFRGS (Brazil) in surface chemistry for the development of technology for SARS-Cov-2 detection tests. Know more.

Events and ONLINE events

Webinars on research and teaching techniques and tools in the materials field. June – August, 2020. ONLINE. Organization: B-MRS. Site.

IV Simpósio de Fotobiofísica – UV e Vírus. 21 de agosto de 2020. ONLINE. Organização: Departamento de Física da USP. Folder para download.

XLI Congresso Brasileiro de Aplicações de Vácuo na Indústria e na Ciência. Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brasil). 5 a 7 de outubro de 2020. Site.

5th International Conference of Surfaces, Coatings and NanoStructured Materials – Americas (NANOSMAT-Americas). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brazil). October 7 – 10, 2020. Site.

7th Meeting on Self Assembly Structures in Solution and at Interfaces. Bento Gonçalves, RS (Brazil). November 4 – 6, 2020. Site.

Pan American Ceramics Congress and Ferroelectrics Meeting of Americas (PACC-FMAs 2020). Panama (Panama). November 15 – 19, 2020. Site.

4th Workshop on Coated Tools & Multifunctional Thin Films. Campinas, SP (Brazil). November 16 – 19, 2020. Site.

International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials (ICDIM 2020). November 23 – 27, 2020. ONLINE. Organization: UFS. Site.

XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM (International Conference on Electronic Materials). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brasil). August 29 – September 2, 2021. Site.

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(Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil,
August 29 – September 2, 2021)

Call for symposium proposals is open! Know more.

New date of the event: August 29 – September 2, 2021.

Same venue: Rafain Convention Center – Foz do Iguaçu.

Symposium proposal submission: May 4 – November 2, 2020.

Abstract submission: February 1 – April 11, 2021.

Plenary sessions: 7 plenary lectures and 1 memorial lecture confirmed.

Event website: www.sbpmat.org.br/19encontro/

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