SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 2, issue 9.


Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community

English edition. Year 2, issue 9. 

XIV Meeting - Rio de Janeiro, Sept 27 to Oct 1, 2015: announcements

Registrations: You can still register online here. During the meeting the secretary will be open for registrations from 5 pm to 7 pm on September 27, and from 7 am to 8h30 am on the other days. 

Message from the conference chairs: Some words from Prof. Marco Cremona and Prof. Fernando Lázaro Freire Jr., with some information about the meeting. Here.

Opening session: It will take place on Sunday (27) at 7 pm, comprising a brief ceremony and the Memorial Lecture “Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro”, which will honor Prof. Eloisa Biasotto Mano, professor emeritus from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). After that, the attendees will be welcomed to the event with a cocktail. Know more about Eloisa Mano.

Simposia sessions and plenary talks: Near 2,500 works were accepted for presentation within the 27 simposia of this year´s meeting (1,892 posters, 368 oral presentations and 189 invited speechs). The meeting will also have 7 plenary talks given by internationally renowned scientists. See days and times of sessions in the program at a glance and in the full program.

Posters printing service: See options here.

Expositors technical presentations: On Wednesday (30), in room C, expositors will talk about fabrication and characterization techniques. Know more. 

Exhibition: 32 stands comprise the exhibition, held on the second floor near the coffee break tables.

Closing session and awards: This final session will take place on Thursday (1) at 12:30. 4 awards will be granted: the Bernhard Gross Award (students´ best oral and best poster of each simposium), the IUMRS Award will (3 best posters among Bernhard Gross awarded), the Horiba Award (best oral presentation and best poster of all the event), and the E-MRS Award (best oral presentation and the 2 best posters from symposium C). 

Tourist information: Flights and hotel booking, transfers, tours, maps and more useful information, on the site of Follow Up agency

Party: The party of the meeting will be held on Wednesday (30) at 8h30 pm in Espaço Rampa. Tickets will be sold for R$ 15,00.

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.

Go to the event website.

Plenary talks of the meeting: know more about the speechs and the speakers

When interacting with advanced materials, light and other waves can behave in quite an unusual way. In the XIV SBPMat Meeting, Nader Engheta, a world expert in materials created by humans known as metamaterials, will speak of extraordinary phenomena that occur when materials developed in his research group interact with light. Among other significant contributions, Engheta and his colleagues have created nanoscale optical circuits using metamaterial arrangements. In an interview to our newsletter, this Professor of the University of Pennsylvania (United States) spoke of this and other contributions, which were published in some of the most renowned scientific journals. In a message to our readers, he mentioned the thrills of a scientist’s life. See the interview.

We also interviewed Professor Edgar Zanotto (UFSCar, Brazil), whose plenary talk will be about glass-ceramics – materials formed from the crystallization of certain glasses. Since the beginning of his scientific career, Zanotto has been studying the mechanisms for glass-ceramics formation and developing applications for them. In the XIV SBPMat Meeting, the scientist will talk about past and future, including the development of new glass-ceramics and their use in new products. See the interview.
We also interviewed Professor Paul Ducheyne, from the University of Pennsylvania (USA). For about 4 decades, Ducheyne has dedicated himself to the study of biomaterials, field in which he is the author of hundreds of papers summing over 10,000 citations, besides 40 patents and books. In the interview, Ducheyne listed some of his most important contributions to the field, such as explaining how synthetic materials lead to tissue formation. In his plenary talk during the XIV SBPMat Meeting, Ducheyne will obviously address biomaterials; particularly bioactive ceramics with in situ functionalization and sol-gel materials used for the release of drugs and growth factors. See the interview.
Professor Ulrike Diebold (UT Wien, Austria) will speak in the XIV SBPMat Meeting about the surfaces of metal oxides. These materials are used for gas monitoring, catalysis, anti-corrosion, energy conversion, pigmentation and many other applications. Using her scanning tunneling microscopes (STM), Diebold investigates, for example, atomic-scale defects in the network of metal oxides. In our interview, she talked about his major contributions in the field of metal oxides and about the power of STM technique for the study of surfaces. She also left a tempting invitation to go to her lecture. See the interview.
Organic electronics applied to the study of the brain and the diagnosis and treatment of neurological deseases will be addressed by 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.
Professor Ichiro Takeuchi, from the University of Maryland (USA), will talk in the SBPMat Meeting about the combinatorial approach in the field of Materials. This methodology, which substantially accelerates the rate of several research processes, has been helping Professor Takeuchi to discover a number of compounds and develop strategies to quickly determine the relation between composition, structure and property in many materials. In our interview, the scientist explains how the combinatorial research works in practice, and lists some of his main contributions to the field. He also discusses a topic of his plenary lecture: the “integrated materials engine”, which combines theory and high-throughput experiments in order to discover new materials. See the interview.
In times of “big data”, Professor Claudia Draxl, from Humboldt University (Germany), will discourse about how to exploit the wealth of information, inherently inside the materials data, which promises unprecedented insight.

See her Bio. Here.

See the abstract of the talk. Here.

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