B-MRS Newsletter. Year 10, issue 6.



Year 10, issue 6. July 5th, 2023.

Featured paper


Through a simple hydration and drying process, researchers from UFABC (Brazil) have converted three-dimensional perovskites into low-dimensional perovskites, thus modifying their optoelectronic properties. The discovery brings a new perspective on the interaction of water with these materials, whose degradation in contact with humidity is known. The work was reported in Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Read our news story.


jalcom award

This new award from B-MRS and the Journal of Alloys and Compounds (Elsevier) will distinguish both Advanced and Early Career researchers from Brazilian institutions with significant contributions in certain topics in the areas of Materials and Energy. Applications are open until August 15. Know more.

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


Short program: it is available on the website. See here.

Status of revised abstracts. On July 7th (new deadline), the authors of abstracts that were submitted after review will receive the final status notification: whether it was approved for presentation or rejected.

Student Awards. Work submitted by students and approved for presentation can now apply for the Student Awards, until July 23 (new deadline). There are awards from B-MRS (Bernhard Gross Award), ACS Publications and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Know more.

Registration. Registration is open, with special prices for students and researchers from Brazilian institutions and other Latin American countries. Early registration, with special discount, ends on August 10. See the fees.

Plenary Lectures. This edition of the event will have 6 plenary lectures given by distinguished scientists from France, Germany, India, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Learn more about the plenary sessions on the website.

Memorial Lecture. At the opening of the event, the traditional Memorial Lecture Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro will be given by Prof. Gilberto Fernandes de Sá (UFPE).

Lectureship Award José Arana Varela. Prof. Fernando Lázaro Freire Junior (PUC-Rio) will receive this distinction from B-MRS and will deliver a plenary lecture at the event.

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 15 countries organize our symposia.

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 at the Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL): Carlos Jacinto da Silva, from the Institute of Physics, and Mario Roberto Meneghetti, from the Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology.

Reading tips

Nature cover: Scientists make the first X-ray characterization of an individual atom. The advance, which makes it possible to determine what an atom is made of, should have a major impact on Materials Science and Technology, in addition to areas such as Medicine and Environment. Know more.

Science: Scientists increase elastomer resistance 9 times without impairing its elasticity. New material could reduce huge microplastic pollution generated by tire wear. Know more.


– Applications are open until August 15th to the Jalcom Award, an award from B-MRS and the Journal of Alloys and Compounds (Elsevier) for researchers from Brazilian institutions with contributions on Materials and Energy topics. Know more.

Award from the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN, Canada) for emerging leader in nanoscience and nanotechnology aligned with WIN themes: smart and functional materials, connected devices, next-generation energy systems, therapeutics and theranostics. Applications until September 15th. Know more.

– Call for papers from the ACS Applied Nano Materials journal for the special issue “Women in Nano“, dedicated to articles by women working on nanomaterials with a focus on applications. The deadline for submission is August 31st. Know more.

– Call for articles from the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C (RSC) for the thematic collection on functional framework materials. Submissions by September 1st. Know more.

– Call for articles for thematic collection on injectable hydrogels in the RSC Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Biomaterials Science. Submissions by September 10th. Know more.

To follow the opportunities in the area, enter the B-MRS group on Linkedin.

Upcoming events

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

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

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

– 1º Simpósio Brasileiro de Engenharia da Nanotecnologia do PENt-COPPE/UFRJ. Online. August 28th to 30th, 2023. Website.

– Chip in Rio (International Congress in Microelectronics and Microtechnologies). Rio de Janeiro. August 28 to September 1, 2023. Website.

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

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

– XLVI Congresso Internacional de Químicos Teóricos de Expressão Latina (Quitel 2023). Montevideo (Uruguay). November 26th to 30th, 2023. Website.

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