B-MRS Newsletter. Year 8, issue 11.



 

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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 8, issue 11. December 23, 2021.

End of year message

In the year 2021, the pandemic continued to dominate our lives, but the vaccines that science provided us in record time are playing their part. Little by little, we are leaving our virtual life, resuming face-to-face activities to incorporate this new reality.

Unfortunately, our event this year still had to be virtual. Despite that, it was possible to feel the presence of each one of you on the screen!! With each work presented, with each question asked by a student, we felt reassured that science is still well represented in our country! This gives us hope for the future – much-needed hope in the face of the enormous challenges that lie ahead.

Carl Sagan said that we have to know the past to understand the present. And past and present show us that education and science are the main basis for a future with decent living conditions and social well-being. We hope that in 2022 we will continue to fight together for these values, resisting the denialism that still tries to remain present in our society. And that we can finally share our experiences – and our science – in Foz de Iguaçu!

We wish you an excellent end of the year to all, observing all the necessary sanitary care.😀

B-MRS Executive Board

B-MRS Elections

The Executive Board for 2022 and 2023 and 4 new members of the Council were elected.

Executive Board

  • President: Mônica Alonso Cotta (UNICAMP).
  • Director of administration, finance and equity: Ivan Helmuth Bechtold (UFSC).
  • Scientifics Diretors: Iêda Maria Garcia dos Santos (UFPB), Antonio Eduardo Martinelli (UFRN), Angela Burlamaqui Klautau Crispino (UFPA), Rubem Luis Sommer (CBPF), Andréa Simone Stucchi de Camargo Alvarez Bernardez (USP – São Carlos).

New members of the Council:

  • Ana Flávia Nogueira (UNICAMP) – Counselor
  • Elson Longo (UFSCar) – Counselor
  • Pedro Augusto de Paula Nascente (UFSCar) – Deputy Counselor
  • Julio Ricardo Sambrano (UNESP) – Deputy Counselor

XX B-MRS Meeting

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  • Symposia: final list coming soon!
  • Venue: Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil).
  • Date: September 25 to 29, 2022.
  • Chairladies: Lucimara Stolz Roman (UFPR) e Marcela Mohallen Oliveira (UTFPR).
  • Website: https://www.sbpmat.org.br/20encontro/

Opportunities

– Nominations for awards (lectureships) bestowed by journals of the Royal Society of Chemistry for early-career researchers with contributions in the fields of polymers (see here), biomaterials (see here) and soft matter (here) are open. Deadline: 12/31//21.

Events

– 5th International Conference on Applied Surface Science. Palma, Mallorca (Spain). April 25 – 28, 2022. Site.

– 2022 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit. Virtual event. May 30 – June 3, 2022. Site.

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

– XVIII International Small Angle Scattering Conference. Campinas, SP (Brazil). September 11 – 16, 2022. Site.

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

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

– XX B-MRS Meeting. Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil). September 25 – 29, 2022. Site.

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