The award is promoted by divisions of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ), and is supported by B-MRS. The award ceremony took place on October 15, during the symposium on combating inequality in science, which was part of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the SBQ.
Panel session “Mastering the Art of Scientific Publication – ACS Publications’ Meet the Editors”
While the electronic age has made the publication process easier and quicker, optimizing the structure of a scientific paper requires a certain degree of skill and proficiency. During this “ACS Publications’ Meet the Editors” event, editors from some of our journals will summarize the key steps involved in writing an effective paper, journal submission, review processes, and post-publication efforts.
Julia R. Greer – Ruben F. and Donna Mettler Professor of Materials Science, Medical Engineering, and Mechanics/ California Institute of Technology. Associate Editor, Nano Letters.
(Established by B-MRS in honor of the pioneer of Brazilian Materials Research, it distinguishes the best oral and poster contributions of all symposia)
Felipe Leon Nascimento Sousa (UFPE, Brazil). Ecofriendly aqueous electrosynthesis of AgInS2–ZnS quantum dots with high optical efficiency. Symposium
Lucas Fabrício Bahia Nogueira (USP Ribeirão Preto, Brazil). Bioactive biopolymeric membranes reinforced with hydroxyapatite for tissue engineering application.
João Saccoman (UNESP – Bauru, Brazil). Analysis of the optical emission lines from the plasma during the deposition of TiO2 for sputtering.
Lukas Augusto de Lima Basilio (UFAM, Brazil). Hydrothermal synthesis of sodium titanate nanotubes for application in solid state electrolytes.
Filipe Rogerio de Souza Quirino (UFPE, Brazil). The temperature dependence of saturation magnetization for yttrium iron garnet doped with Zn, Ni and Co.
ACS Publications Prizes for students
(Sponsored by the journals ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Applied Energy Materials, ACS Applied Nano Materials, ACS Applied Bio Materials, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Chemistry of Materials, JACS and ACS Energy Letters).
ACS Publications Best Oral Presentation Prize
João Batista Maia Rocha Neto (UNICAMP , Brazil). Chitosan/hyaluronan coatings tailored for tumor cell adhesion: influence of the topography and surface chemistry.
Daniel Alves Heinze (UFABC, Brazil). Influence of Nanoparticles on the Electrical and Mechanical Properties of SEBS Block Copolymers.
Samarah Vargas Harb (UNESP, Brazil). Self-healing PMMA-CeO2 coatings for anticorrosive protection of carbon steel.
ACS Publications Best Poster Prize
Fabrício Benedito Destro (UFSCAR, Brazil). Number of grain in polycrystalline hematite modified with Sn: Its influence on electrical properties.
Michele Duarte Tonet (UFSC, Brazil). Gold nanoparticles into a discotic liquid crystalline matrix.
Jean Felipe Oliveira da Silva (UFPE, Brazil). Magnetic configurations and switching processes in cobalt ferromagnetic hollow nanospheres.
Until August 14, undergratudate and graduate students who are authors of accepted abstracts can apply for the student awards of the XVI B-MRS Meeting. In addition to the traditional “Bernhard Gross Award” from the Brazilian Materials Research Society, this edition of the event will feature awards from the publisher of the American Chemical Society (ACS Publications), responsible for a number of very prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals in the materials field.
The Bernhard Gross Award was established by SBPMat in honor of the pioneer of Brazilian materials research Bernhard Gross, and it distinguish the best works (up to 1 oral and 1 poster) from each symposium.
Among the winners of the Bernhard Gross Award, the three best posters and the three best oral presentations will receive the “ACS Publications Best Poster Prize” and the “ACS Publications Best Oral Presentation Prize” respectively. The prizes will consist of US $ 500 for each winning work, in addition to the certificate. The ACS awards will be sponsored by the following ACS’s journals: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Nano, Nano Letters, Chemistry of Materials, JACS and ACS Omega.
In order to compete for the prizes, students have to submit through the website of the event, an extended abstract, elaborated according to the template that is available in the instructions for authors.
The papers will be evaluated considering the quality of the extended abstracts and presentations, as well as the scientific contribution of the research work.
The Student Awards Ceremony will take place at the closing of the XVI B-MRS Meeting, on September 14. Prizes will only be given if the winner students are present at the ceremony.
The first Pan-American Polymer Science Conference (PanPoly), sponsored by the American Chemical Society, will be held in Guarujá, state of São Paulo, Brazil, from March 22nd to 24th 2017. Since it is summer time in the southern hemisphere, the conference venue is the Casa Grande Hotel Resort & Spa, which is a beach front hotel with great service and amenities.
The goal of this conference is to promote an awareness and collaboration between researchers in North and South America in the area of polymer science that is currently lacking, and as a part of this to help stimulate the free exchange of ideas and development of new research and industrial impact throughout this large region of the globe. This conference is part of a larger effort that we are starting to promote Pan-American interaction in polymer science, sponsored by the American Chemical Society as part of its growing focus on internationalization. The vision is for one event each year alternating between the United States (North American lead partner) and Brazil (South American lead partner). The events in Brazil will be organized through the ACS Brazil Chapter, while the symposia in the U.S. will be held jointly with the ACS National Meeting.
While the scope of the conference is designed to broadly touch on all aspects of polymer science of interest to the Pan-American community, specific focus topics for sessions include:
a) Biopolymers and Polymers for Medical Applications
b) Polymer Networks and Gels
c) Advances in Polymerization Methods and Techniques
d) Biomass-Based Polymers
e) Electronically Active Polymers
f) Polymer-Based Sensors and Biosensors