B-MRS Newsletter. Year 10, issue 2.



Year 10, issue 2. March 6th, 2023.

Featured paper

A team from Unicamp has developed a polymeric film with repellent properties that, upon the addition of water, is transformed into a colloidal dispersion with the same properties. The invention is based on the presence of nanocompartments in the film and opens up possibilities for developing reusable packaging. The work was reported in Advanced Sustainable Systems. Know more.

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If you are the author of high-quality scientific work, carried out wholly or mostly in Brazil and published in a journal with a high impact factor, and you want to publicize it in our community, contact us to have your paper considered in the monthly selection of the “Featured paper”: comunicacao@sbpmat.org.br.

Women in science

We spoke with Prof. Monica Cotta (Unicamp), president of B-MRS, about being a woman and a scientist today and 40 years ago. Monica is part of the small group of women who have reached the top of their careers and hold management positions at academia. Read the interview.

Papers from the community

A work carried out mainly in institutions in the state of Amazonas shows the viability of using residues from pineapple production, which are usually burned in the plantation, as catalysts in the production of biodiesel. Access the paper at Bioresource Technology.


Prof. Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior (IFSC-USP) assumed the presidency of IUMRS, which brings together materials research societies from all continents. The former president of B-MRS is the first researcher in Latin America to hold this position.

Prof. Carlos A. Figueroa (UCS) joined the Executive Committee of ASED-AVS, division of the American Vacuum Society dedicated to the field of advanced surfaces. In this new role, the B-MRS member proposes to strengthen AVS’s ties with the research community in Latin America.

XXI B-MRS Meeting
Maceió (AL), October 1st to 5th, 2023


Submission. Abstract submission within the symposia is open until April 17th. Know more.

Symposia. The event comprises 24 thematic symposia covering design, synthesis, characterization, processing and applications of various materials, from traditional alloys to bio-based polymers. More than 100 researchers from Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, UK and USA are organizing our symposia. See the list of symposia and their discription.

Student awards. Contributions submitted by students and approved for presentation will be able to apply for student awards until July 17. Know more.

Registrations. Registration is open, with special prices for students and researchers from Brazilian institutions and other Latin American countries. See the values.

Venue. The venue for the event will be the Ruth Cardoso Cultural and Exhibition Center, in the city of Maceió. Know more.

Chairmen. The general coordinators of the event are professors from the Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL) and CNPq research productivity fellows: Carlos Jacinto da Silva, from the Institute of Physics, and Mario Roberto Meneghetti, from the Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology.


– Call for nominations for the VinFuture Prize is open by May 15. The prize distinguish high-social impact research and innovation and has special categories for developing countries, innovative women and emerging fields. Know more.

– The Extreme Methods of Analysis (EMA) beamline of Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source has an immediate open position (permanent) for outstanding researcher in Synchrotron techniques under extreme thermodynamical conditions. Learn more.

Upcoming events

– Escuela Virtual de Caracterización de Materiales de la SMMATER – 3ª edición. Online. February 20th to August 2nd, 2023. Website.

– Curso Introdução ao Método Rietveld. Sobral (CE, Brazil). March 6th to 8th, 2023. Website.

– II Encuentro de Investigadores en Ciencia de Materiales. Montevidéu (Uruguai). April 20 and 21, 2023. Website.

49ª International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF). San Diego (USA). May 21 to 26, 2023. Website.

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

IV Brazilian Nanocellulose Summit. São Carlos (SP, Brazil). August 9th to 11th, 2023. Website.

XXI B-MRS Meeting. Maceió (AL, Brazil). October 1st to 5th, 2023. Website.

4th International Brazilian Conference on Tribology (TriboBR). Vitoria (ES, Brazil). November 26th to 30th, 2023. Website.


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