B-MRS Newsletter. Year 9, issue 4.



Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 9, issue 4. May 4th, 2022.

Featured paper

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A scientific team from Brazilian universities developed catalysts with low noble metal content, high efficiency and high durability for the sustainable production of hydrogen peroxide – a compound that has a large and expanding market (ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces). Know more.

XX B-MRS Meeting


Abstract submission has been extended until May 6th!

  • Date: September 25 to 29, 2022.
  • Venue: Hotel Rafain Palace, Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil).
  • Chairladies: Prof. Lucimara Stolz Roman (UFPR) and Prof. Marcela Mohallen Oliveira (UTFPR).
  • Abstract submission deadline: May 6th.
  • Symposia: 23 thematic symposia on research in the most diverse materials, from synthesis to applications, organized by around 100 scientists from Brazil and abroad.
  • Accommodation: info about reservations at Rafain and nearby hotels, at the “venue” tab of the website.
  • Memorial Lecture: Prof. Roberto Mendonça Faria (IFSC-USP).
  • Plenary Speakers: Christine Kranz (Ulm University), Prof. Daniel Mario Ugarte (UNICAMP), Prof. Gustavo Grivas (Univ. Cordoba), Prof. Natalie Stingelin (Georgia Tech Univ.), Prof. Olle Inganas (Linkoping Univ.), Prof. Pulickel Ajayan (Rice Univ.), Prof. Stuart Parkin (Univ Martin-Luther de Halle-Wittemberg).
  • Registration: early registration fee until August 5th.
  • Support and sponsorship: 11 companies have already confirmed sponsorship and participation in the exhibition. If your company is interested in participating, please contact Alexandre Alves at comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

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

For more information, abstract submission and registration, visit the event website.

Papers from the community

UNICAMP researchers, in collaboration with scientists from abroad, developed ionic liquids for use in the production of ethanol from sugarcane bagasse in biorefineries. Access the paper: https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c05353.

To suggest the publication of an article of your authorship, of high impact and made in Brazil, send the reference, 1 sentence and 1 image about the paper to comunicacao@sbpmat.org.br.



Portuguese materials scientist Elvira Fortunato is Portugal’s new Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education. Elvira has participated in several B-MRS Meetings and was a plenary speaker at the event. Know more.

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Prof Rodrigo Martins (FCT NOVA), a B-MRS member, received the Career and Recognition Award from the Portuguese Society of Materials (SPM). Prof Martins is currently the president of IUMRS. Know more.

Lives & Webinars


B-MRS, in partnership with Horiba, offers two short courses, in Portuguese, on topics related to Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy. The events will be held in June. Free registration is open. More information and registration.

Reading tips

– Using very high resolution microscopy in conjunction with computer simulations, scientists observe grain boundary deformation in polygranulated metallic materials at atomic scale and in real time (Science). Know more.

– Scientists modify the surface of membranes used to separate CO2 from other gases with polymers and improve their performance, bringing together permeability and selectivity (Science). Know more.

– Paper with authors from Brazilian universities demonstrates the use of high pressure to control properties and study the electronic structure of monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenides using double resonance Raman spectroscopy (ACS Nano). Know more.


– CAPES/ Humboldt scholarships for post-docs and experienced researchers from Brazil to carry out research in Germany. Applications until May 31st. Know more.

– Postdoc in ceramics for dental prostheses with FAPESP fellowship. Applications until May 8th. Know more.

– Postdoctoral fellowship at Mackenzie in Synthesis and Characterization of MOFs for electronic devices. Applications until May 15th. Know more.


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

– International Conference on the Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM). Glasgow (Scotland). 17th to 22nd of July 2022.Website.

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

– IUMRS-ICAM2021 + IMRC2022. Online + Cancun (Mexico). August 14th to 19th, 2022. Website.

– XVIII International Small Angle Scattering Conference. Online + Campinas, SP (Brazil). 11 to 16 September 2022. Website.

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

XX B-MRS Meeting. Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil). 25th to 29th of September 2022. Website.

– 7th Meeting on Self Assembly Structures in Solution and at Interfaces (AUTOORG 2022). Bento Gonçalves (Brazil). November 2nd to 4th, 2022. Website.

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

41st International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics (VUVX 2023). Campinas (Brazil). July 3rd to 7th, 2023. Website.

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