B-MRS Newsletter. Year 10, issue 1



Year 10, issue 1. February 3rd, 2023.

Featured paper

A team of researchers from six Brazilian institutions increased by around 30 times the photocatalytic activity of a semiconductor that is used in the generation of green hydrogen. The work was reported at ACS Applied Energy Materials. 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.

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


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 description.

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

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 fees for students and researchers from institutions from 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, the capital of Alagoas state. Know more.

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


– B-MRS repudiated the attacks on democracy and the rule of law that took place in Brasília on January 8, with the invasion by terrorists of the headquarters of the three powers of the Republic.


– Applications for the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Materials Science and Engineering AMASE are open. AMASE is a joint program of universities in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria and Sweden. There are scholarships for the best students. Know more.

Upcoming events

– II Encuentro de Investigadores en Ciencia de Materiales. Montevideo (Uruguay). 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 1 to 5, 2023. Website.

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

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