B-MRS Newsletter. Year 9, issue 6.



Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 9, issue 6. July 5th, 2022.

Featured paper

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A team of researchers from Brazilian institutions exfoliated two-dimensional layers of phlogopite (a mineral abundant in Brazil) and showed that this new insulating material is promising for composing ultrathin optoelectronic devices, replacing high-cost synthetic materials (2D Materials). Know more

Lives & Webinars

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SBPMat will participate in the celebration of the Brazilian Science and Researchers Day, promoted by SBPC, with a panel discussion on materials for a more sustainable world. The event will be held on July 8 at 4:30 pm (São Paulo time) in the B-MRS channel on YouTube. More information coming soon on all B-MRS media.


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Prof. Luciana Kassab (Faculty of Technology of São Paulo / CEETEPS), a B-MRS member, was interviewed by the magazine of the former OSA (The Optical Society), which was renamed OPTICA, while Senior Member of the society. See the interview.

XX B-MRS Meeting


  • Submission of extended abstracts to apply for the student awards: open until August 1st. The extended abstracts template is available on the “submission” tab of the website. Prizes will only be awarded to winners who are present at the ceremony on the last day of the event.
  • Final abstract notification: 11th of July.
  • Accomodation. The “venue” tab of the event’s website contains information about reservations at the Rafain hotel and other nearby hotels.
  • Memorial Lecture: Prof. Roberto Mendonça Faria (IFSC-USP).
  • Plenary Speakers: Christine Kranz (Ulm University), Daniel Mario Ugarte (UNICAMP), Gustavo Rivas (Univ. Córdoba), Natalie Stingelin (Georgia Tech Univ.), Olle Inganas (Linkoping Univ.), Pulickel Ajayan (Rice Univ.), Stuart Parkin (Univ Martin-Luther de Halle-Wittemberg).
  • Registration. Early registration until August 5th.
  • Support and sponsorship: 17 companies have already confirmed sponsorship and participation in the exhibition of this edition of the event. 18 companies and journals support the meeting. Entities interested in participating in the expo or in other forms of dissemination and support can contact Alexandre Alves at comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

For more information, extended abstract submission and registration, visit the event website.


– LNLS– CNPEM: researcher of the Jatobá beamline (X-ray diffraction – PDF) of the Sirius Brazilian synchrotron light source. Know more.

– LNNano-CNPEM: researcher in data science and nanostructure theory. Know more.

– LNNano-CNPEM: LT-STM applied to materials for quantum technologies. Know more.

– Post-doc in perovskite solar cells at UNESP. Registration until July 15th. Know more.

– Selection for post-doc and doctoral scholarships for a FAPESP thematic project in the area of colloids at UNICAMP, UFABC, CNPEM and UFSCar. Applications until August 31st. Know more.


– Webinar “Bio-based polymers”. Online. July 5th at 3 pm. Organização: ACS Publications in partnership with SBPMat, ABPol and IUMRS. Free registration.

– International Conference on the Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM). Glasgow (Scotland). 17th to 22nd of July 2022. Website.

– 4th Workshop on Coated Tools & Multifunctional Thin Films. Campinas, SP (Brazil). 20th to 23rd of July 2022. Website.

– XII Course of the Rietveld Method. Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). 25th to 29th of July 2022. Website.

– Course: Fundamentals of Transmission Electron Microscopy. IFGW-UNICAMP + online (to be confirmed). Second half of 2022. Learn more.

– IUMRS-ICAM2021 + IMRC2022. Online + Cancun (Mexico). August 14th to 19th, 2022. Website.

– Machine Learning School for Materials @Ilum. Hybrid event. 5th to 7th of September 2022. Website.

– XVIII International Small Angle Scattering Conference. Online + Campinas, SP (Brazil). 11 to 16 September 2022. Website.

– 18th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (PSE 2022). Trade Fair Erfurt (Germany). September 12th to 15th, 2022. Website.

XX B-MRS Meeting. Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil). 25th to 29th of September 2022. Website.

– 7th Meeting on Self Assembly Structures in Solution and at Interfaces (AUTOORG 2022). Bento Gonçalves (RS). 2 to 4 November 2022. Website.

– 11th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society (AMRS2022 ). Dakar (Senegal). December 12 to 15, 2022. Website.

41st International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics (VUVX 2023). Campinas, (SP). 3rd to 7th of July 2023. Website.

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