SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 3, issue 3.


Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter
News update from Brazil for the Materials community

English edition. Year 3, issue 3. 

SBPMat news: XV Meeting - Campinas (SP), Sept 25-29, 2016 

Authors: Abstract submission is open until 30 May. Acceptance notifications will be sent to the authors by July 10. Authors should read the submission guidelines. Here.

Symposia: See the list of 22 approved symposia, to which the abstracts can be submitted.  Here.

Exhibitors: There are still stands available. Companies interested in participating in the event with stands and other forms of dissemination should contact Alexandre, via the e-mail

Plenary sessions: View the list of scientists who will present plenary talks at our event and start to get motivated. Here.

Accommodation and tickets: See the list of the travel agency “Follow Up” with hotels, hostels, guesthouses and the forms to book flights. Here.

Venue: See video of the city of Campinas and folder about the Expo Dom Pedro convention center. 

Organizers: This edition of the event is coordinated by Prof. Ana Flávia Nogueira (Unicamp, Institute of Chemistry) and Prof. Mônica Alonso Cotta (Unicamp, “Gleb Wataghin” Institute of Physics). See who are the members of the local committee and view the photos of the organizers. Here.

Featured paper 

A team of scientists from Brazil, led by a group from USP, studied through simulations and other theoretical methods, the adverse effects that nanofabrication processes can generate in certain photonic crystals. The scientists also analyzed theoretically how these imperfections affect the performance of photonic crystals for light manipulation. The study was recently published in the Journal of Applied PhysicsSee our story about the study.

People in the Materials community 
To celebrate the second anniversary of the SBPMat University Chapters Program (UCs), in which about 150 students from various parts of Brazil, organized in teams, actively participate in the society, we interviewed Professor Rodrigo Bianchi (UFOP), who has coordinated the program since it was created. Curiosity about understanding nature and a set of circumstances led Bianchi to “Engineering – Physics” and research on electronic properties of organic materials. In this field, with his students and other collaborators, Bianchi has produced papers, patents, startups and products. The secret? Study technological limitations of existing devices and turn them into innovation opportunities for other devices. In the interview, in addition to outlining his research career, he talked about the UCs program and left a message for the younger generation. See our interview.
Special: Sirius, the latest generation Brazilian synchrotron
300 people currently work in Campinas (São Paulo State) in the construction of a fourth generation synchrotron light laboratory that will be one of the first of its kind in the world, the Sirius. The technical characteristics of radiation that it will generate (high energy, very low emittance) will open up new possibilities for the materials science community and will provide high-level research, surpassing the equipment that now operates in the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS). See our article that features an interview with the project coordinator, Antonio José Roque da Silva.
Reading tips
  • Study with the participation of Brazilian researchers results in flexible and biocompatible electrode capable of measuring biological processes associated with electric potential variations (based on cover paper from Advanced Functional Materials). Here.
  • Scientists from Brazil and Canada combine materials and create luminescent glass that can convert to yellow the cold light of LEDs (based on paper from Scientific Reports). Here.
  • The MackGraphe, a research center on graphene that proposes to be a “bridge” between research and product commercialization, was inaugurated in the Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo. Andre Geim, awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for his research on graphene, was present at the ceremony. Here. 
  • Postdoctoral positions available for glass research. Here.
  • 5th International Conference on Surface Metrology. Póznan (Poland). April, 4 to 7, 2016.  Site.
  • 9th Brazilian-German Workshop on Applied Surface Science. Maresias, SP (Brazil). April, 10 to 15, 2016. Site.
  • 43rd International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF). San Diego (USA). April, 25 to 29, 2016. Site.
  • 5th School of SAXS. Campinas, SP (Brazil). May, 2 to 6, 2016. Site.
  • 1st User Workshop on Coherent X-ray Imaging and Small Angle X-ray Scattering. Campinas, SP (Brazil). May, 5 to 6, 2016. Site.
  • 40th WOCSDICE ‐ Workshop on Compound Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits held in Europe & 13th EXMATEC ‐ Expert Evaluation and Control of Compound Semiconductor Materials and Technologies. Aveiro (Portugal). June, 6 to 10, 2016. Site.
  • Photonic Colloidal Nanostructures: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications (PCNSPA Conference 2016). Saint – Petersburg (Russia). June, 27 to July, 1, 2016.  Site.
  • 1st International Symposium on Advanced Photonic Materials. Saint – Petersburg (Russia). June, 27 to July, 1,  2016. Site.
  • XXV International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS2016). Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). August, 14 to 19, 2016.  Site.
  • XV Encontro da SBPMat. Campinas, SP (Brazil). September, 25 to 29, 2016. Site.
  • Aerospace Technology 2016. Stockholm (Sweden). October, 11 to 12, 2016. Site.


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