Dear associates of the Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat),
The Executive Office and the members of the Council of SBPMat thank all of its associates and those who have taken part in the society’s activities for their support and the trust in our work throughout 2015. We also wish each and every one of the Brazilian researchers and students a merry Christmas and a year of 2016 full of success and accomplishments.
SBPMat is a young society, but still in its youth it has been confirming its role of well-representing the research in Science and Technology on the several sectors of the great field of Materials. SBPMat’s continuous growth is due to the contribution of the researchers and students coming from the four corners of Brazil, whose work has been effectively contributing to the country’s development. Once again, the annual meeting held in the city of Rio de Janeiro in late September was a success, and confirmed the quality of Brazilian research in the several Materials areas. Over 2,000 works were presented in the 26 symposia, with a large participation by youngsters, and with the presence of 40 countries. The work carried out by Professors Marco Cremona and Fernando Lázaro Freire Jr., by the symposia organizers and the entire support team was excellent. We extend our deepest thanks to them all. We were also very happy to have for the first time a symposium entirely organized by students, belonging to several groups of the “University Chapters” program.
SBPMat’s Bulletin, in Portuguese and English versions, continues to have excellent penetration in Brazil and abroad, proving its excellent quality. All of this progress led SBPMat to be a part of the management of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS), an entity that congregates Materials societies, including societies from Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.
Once again we wish everyone, and especially the new Executive Office which is to take office soon, great success in 2016.