SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 2, issue 7.


Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community

English edition. Year 2, issue 7. 

SBPMat news: XIV Meeting – Rio de Janeiro, Sept 27 to Oct 1, 2015

About 1,000 people are already registered in the XIV SBPMat Meeting.

Registrations: The deadline for early registration was extended up to August 31. Check the new special fees for graduation and postgraduation students and register. Here.

Program: See here the preliminary program at a glance and here the full program.

Meeting papers publication: authors of works presented in the meeting will have the possibility to submit papers to peer review for publication in IOP Materials journals. The papers of the XIV SBPMat Meeting accepted for publication in any of the 5 IOP journals will be gathered in an online collection dedicated to the event.The submissions are open up to October 15. Know more.

Bernhard Gross award: Up to August 21, authors who are students can submit extended abstracts to compete for the award for best works (one oral and one poster) of each simposium. More info.

IUMRS Award: This year, the IUMRS (International Union of Materials Research Societies) will grant an award to the 3 best posters among the set of the works awarded with Bernhard Gross Award.

Horiba Award: It will be granted to the best oral presentation and best poster of all the event.

E-MRS Award: It will be granted to the best oral presentation and to the 2 best posters of symposium C. Learn more.

Hosting: A list of hotels is available, with special conditions for participants of the XIV SBPMat Meeting. Here.

Sponsors and exhibitors: 28 companies have already booked their place in the XIV SBPMat Meeting. Contact for exhibitors and other sponsors:

Go to the event website.

XIV SBPMat Meeting: 2,325 works accepted for presentation
Among the 2,444 abstracts submitted to the 27 symposia and 2 workshops of the XIV SBPMat Meeting, 2325 were accepted for presentation. It is the highest number in the history of the meetings of the society. Some symposia have more than 250 accepted works. Know more.

XIV SBPMat Meeting: interviews with plenary speakers

Organic electronics applied to the study of the brain and the diagnosis and treatment of neurological deseases will be addressed in one of the plenary lectures of the SBPMat meeting, in charge of professor George Malliaras, director of the department of Bioelectronics of the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France). Examples of these applications are devices based on organic materials used to record and stimulate the cerebral activity. In an interview to our newsletter, Malliaras spoke about the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to generate research with social impact in his research field. The scientist also mentioned some of his main contributions in organic electronics and bioelectronics. See the interview.

Featured paper

A team of scientists from UniVap (Brazil) coordinated a research that produced a composite biomaterial, promising to be used in the health area, in bone tissue regeneration. The material adds the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes to the biological properties of the hydroxyapatite. By observing the behavior of the composite in simulated body fluid, the scientists could advance in the understanding of how the biomineralization (a stage of bone tissue generation) occurs. The work, that involved the collaboration of researchers from INPE (Brazil) and Israel and United Kingdom institutions, was recently published in Nanoscale. See our story about the paper.

SBPMat´s community people: interview with Marcelo Knobel

We interviewed Marcelo Knobel, professor of Unicamp and new director of the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano). This physicist have been doing research, since the time of his graduation course, on magnetic properties of materials – field in which he participated in pioneering studies on giant magnetoresistance and magnetoimpedance in certain materials. In addition to being the author of about 300 papers with more than 6,300 citations, he has an important performance in science dissemination, with achievements such as the exhibition NanoAventura, a collection of books, articles in the media etc. In the interview, Marcelo Knobel talks about the importance of science dissemination and about his career as a materials scientist. He also leaves a message for readers beginning their careers, suggesting passion as a guide, accompanied by strong technical background, personal skills and general knowledge. See the interview.

Reading tips
Scientific journalism stories based on highlighted papers

  • Conductor fibers, made of rubber and carbon nanotubes, stretch 1,000% and can be used in electronics, sensors and muscles (based on paper from Science). Here.
  • Using ultrashort pulse laser, Brazilian scientists create diamond-like phase from polycrystalline graphite (based on paper from Scientific Reports). Here.
  • Scientists manage to obtain an ideal material to produce biocompatible and resistant hydrogel in 3D printers (based on paper from Advanced Materials). Here.

News from Brazilian National Institutes of Science and Technology (INCTs) and Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (CEPIDs)

  • NAMITEC (INCT) researchers publish papers on piezoelectric graphene and graphene under very high temperature in journals of Nature´s group. Here.
  • Book issued by CDMF (CEPID) brings together more than 200 SEM images chosen and colored with an aesthetic look. Here.
  • Talk “Impactos das novas Tecnologias – Nanopartículas – Riscos Emergentes – O caso da Nanotecnologia”. Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). August, 13, 2015. Folder.
  • Primeira Conferência de Materiais Celulares (MATCEL 2015). Aveiro (Portugal). September, 7 to 8, 2015. Site.
  • XXII Reunião da Associação Brasileira de Cristalografia (ABCr) and I Reunião da Latin America Crystallographic Association (LACA). São Paulo e Campinas, SP (Brazil). September, 9 to 11, 2015. Site.
  • 2015 IUCr High-Pressure Workshop. Campinas, SP (Brazil). September, 12 to 15, 2015. Site.
  • Workshop em Ciências dos Materiais. São Carlos, SP (Brazil). September, 21 to 25, 2015. Site.
  • XIV SBPMat Meeting. Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). September 27 to October 1, 2015. Site.
  • 8th International Summit on Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells Stability (ISOS-8). Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). September 29 to October 1, 2015. Site.
  • 13th International Conference on Plasma Based Ion Implantation & Deposition (PBII&D 2015). Buenos Aires (Argentina). October, 5 to 9, 2015. Site.
  • Nanomercosur 2015. Buenos Aires (Argentina). October, 6 to 8, 2015. Site.
  • 4th EPNOE International Polysaccharide Conference. Warsaw (Poland). October, 18 to 22, 2015. Site.
  • 10th Ibero-American Workshop on Complex Fluids 2015. Florianópolis, SC (Brazil). October, 25 to 29, 2015. Site.
  • 14th International Union of Materials Research Societies – International Conference on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM 2015). Jeju (Korea). October, 25 to 29, 2015. Site.
  • III Método Rietveld de Refinamento de Estrutura. Belém, PA (Brazil). October, 26 to 30, 2015. Site.
  • 16th International Feofilov Symposium on spectroscopy of crystals doped with rare earth and transition metal ions. St Petersburg (Russia). November, 9 to 13, 2015. Site.
  • 6th Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Summer School. Campinas, SP (Brazil). January, 11 to 29, 2016. Site.
  • 43rd International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF). San Diego (EUA). April, 25 to 29, 2016. Site.
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