B-MRS Newsletter. Year 9, issue 2.



Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 9, issue 2. March 3rd, 2022.

XX B-MRS Meeting


The event website with the list of the 23 approved symposia is online!

The XX B-MRS Meeting will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Brazilian Materials Research Society and the 20th edition of the event.

Date: September 25 to 29, 2022.
Venue: Rafain Palace Hotel, Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil).
Chairladies: Prof Lucimara Stolz Roman (UFPR) and Prof Marcela Mohallen Oliveira (UTFPR).
Abstract submission: until April 22nd.
Registration: early registration fee until August 5th.
Sponsorship and support: 10 companies have already confirmed sponsorship and participation in the event exhibition. If you are interested in participating, please contact Alexandre Alves at comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Visit the event website!

Featured paper


A team from Coppe – UFRJ developed mortars based on raw earth and bamboo residues with good properties for plastering internal walls of buildings. The study also evaluated the environmental impact of these materials, mainly with regard to the carbon emissions involved in their preparation, use and disposal. (Construction and Building Materials) Know more.

Members news

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Prof. Edgar Zanotto (UFSCar) and Prof. Andrea de Camargo (IFSC-USP) are part of the group of 30 speakers from different countries and sectors who spoke at the Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Glass (2022), established by the UN. Watch the lecture by Zanotto and Andrea.

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Prof. Ana Flavia Nogueira (UNICAMP) became associate editor of two journals of the Royal Society of Chemistry: Materials Advances e Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

University Chapters

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The unit of the University Chapters program at UFCAT started its project “UC at school”, in which graduate students go to public and private elementary and higher schools to arouse students’ interest in science. In the first action, doctoral student Carlos Eduardo Domingues da Mata spoke about local mining activities to students in the second year of high school.

Scientific entrepreneurship

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Ana Milás, co-founder of 3DBS, talks about this startup, which operates in the promising area of manufacturing biological tissues by 3D bioprinting. In the future, this technique could produce organs for people who need transplants. Watch here.


Prof. Gregório Couto Faria (IFSC-USP) tells his experience of founding a startup in the Silicon Valley during his post-doc at Stanford and presents his own view of why this place has such an effervescent ecosystem for business creation. Watch here.


– B-MRS supports the manifesto that asks CNPq and Capes to increase the amounts of research scholarships. Read the document.


– Brazilian Women in Chemistry Award 2022 is open for applications until March 25 (nominations and self-nominations). This ACS and SBQ award has institutional support from B-MRS and will distinguish an emerging leader (scientist or entrepreneur) and leaders in industry and academia, always in the areas of Chemistry and related sciences. Know more.

– Call by CONFAP & Wallonie Bruxelles for research and innovation projects involving researchers from Brazil and Belgium. Deadline for submission of proposals: March 25th. Know more.


– Workshop Brasileiro em Efeitos i-Calóricos (WBEiC). Online. March 30 – 31, 2022. Site.

– 11th Brazilian German Workshop on Applied Surface Science. Manaus (Brazil). April 19 – 24, 2022. Site.

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

– IV Curso do Método Rietveld. Belém, PA (Brazil). March 21 – 25, 2022. Site.

– WOCSDICE EXMATEC 2022. Ilha de São Miguel (Portugal). May 3 – 6, 2022. Site.

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

– International Conference on the Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM). Glasgow (Scotland). July 17 – 22, 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.

– 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.

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

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