Call for symposium proposals for the XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS-ICEM 2020: extended to November 18th.

The Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS/SBPMat) and the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) invite the international scientific community to submit symposium proposals.

logo 19 encontroUntil October 31st NOVEMBER 18th 2019, the call for symposium proposals is open for the event that will bring together the XIX B-MRS Meeting (the annual B-MRS event) and the IUMRS – ICEM 2020 (seventeenth edition of the International Conference on Electronic Materials). The event will be held from August 30 to September 3, 2020 in Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil), a tourist town near the border with Argentina and Paraguay, which serves as a base for visits to the stunning Iguazu Falls and to others attractions in the surroundings.

Symposium proposals may be submitted by groups of researchers, preferably of international composition, who wish to organize a thematic symposium within the event. The conference will have a special focus on electronic materials due to the realization of IUMRS-ICEM. However, as in all editions of the B-MRS Meeting, the event will cover a wide range of materials science and technology topics. The organizers therefore welcome symposium proposals on topics relating to all types of materials, from synthesis to applications.

To submit a symposium proposal, simply fill out the online form available at

The symposia will be the main focus of the event with plenary lectures, which will feature internationally renowned scientists such as Alex Zunger (University of Colorado Boulder, USA), Edson Leite (LNNano, Brazil), John Rogers (Northwestern University, USA) , Luisa Torsi (Università degli Studi di Bari “A. Moro”, Italy) and Tao Deng (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China).

Symposium proposals will be evaluated by the event committee, and by the end of 2019 the list of approved symposia will be released. In February 2020, the call for papers will be opened, which should be submitted within the scope of the thematic symposia. Symposium organizers will be responsible for evaluating the submitted abstracts and scheduling the symposium.

The joint event XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS – ICEM 2020 is coordinated by professors Gustavo Martini Dalpian (UFABC) as the Conference Chair, Carlos Cesar Bof Bufon (LNNANO) as the Program Chair and Flavio Leandro de Souza (UFABC) as General Secretary. At the international committee, the event features scientists from America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

The latest editions of the B-MRS Meeting brought together between 1,100 and 2,000 participants from various countries around the world, who presented their contributions within the symposia.

See the event website:

Cataratas do Iguaçu. By Martin St-Amant (S23678) - Own work, CC BY 3.0,
Cataratas do Iguaçu. By Martin St-Amant (S23678) – Own work, CC BY 3.0,

XVIII B-MRS Meeting: registration and program.

logo médioOnline registration for the XVIII B-MRS Meeting (Balneário Camboriú, September 22 to 26, 2019) is open.

Early registration (with descount) is open by August 2 August 9. Onsite registration at the event venue (Hotel Sibara) will be available throughout the meeting.

For participants of Brazilian institutions, B-MRS members benefit from additional discounts, and it is possible to become a B-MRS member or renew membership at the moment of meeting registration (online or onsite).

All registration fees are available on the meeting website:


Students awards of the B-MRS Meeting: applications by July 14th.

logo médioThe best undergraduate and graduate student contributions presented at the XVIII B-MRS Meeting (Balneário Camboriú, Brazil, September 22-26, 2019) will receive awards from B-MRS and ACS Publications, the scholarly publisher of the American Chemical Society.

To compete for awards, the author (student) must submit, by July 14, an extended abstract additional to the conventional abstract. Prizes will only be awarded for works presented by students at the symposia of the event, and only if the authors (students) are present at the ceremony, which will be held at the closing session of the event, on September 26.

B-MRS will award up to 46 contributions within the Bernhard Gross Award, that annually distinguishes the best student work from each symposium (up to 1 oral and 1 poster per symposium). To elect the winners, the committee will consider the quality of the extended abstract and presentation, as well as the scientific contribution of the work.

Among the winners of the Bernhard Gross Award, the top five oral and five best posters will receive a cash prize (US $ 500.00) and a certificate from ACS Publications.

See more information about the awards, and instructions and template for elaborating the extended abstract:

XVII B-MRS Meeting: last call for symposium proposals.



Call for symposium proposals

The Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS) invites the international scientific community to submit symposium proposals for the XVII B-MRS Meeting.

The deadline to submit the proposals was extended until February 19th, 2018.

The XVII B-MRS Meeting will be held from September 16 to 20, 2018 in the city of Natal (state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil), in the convention center of Praiamar Hotel, located about 100 meters from the famous beach of Ponta Negra.The meeting chair is Prof. Antonio Martinelli, from the Brazilian Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN).

Anyone with a doctoral degree, performing research in Brazil or abroad can submit a thematic symposium proposal on any topic within the field of Materials Science and Technology (fabrication, modification, properties, characterization and applications of materials). Proposals must be filled in online.

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About B-MRS Meeting. Interdisciplinary and international, the B-MRS annual meeting is dedicated to the presentation and discussion, in English, of scientific and technological advances achieved in the field of materials. The meeting has gathered up to 2,000 participants from all Brazilian regions and dozens of other countries. Thematic symposia include oral and poster sessions and invited lectures, and are axes of B-MRS meetings program, besides plenary lectures, industrial exhibition and awards ceremony.


About Natal. Natal is the capital city of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. It was founded in 1599. The city features sea beaches, dunes, rivers, lagoons, Atlantic Forest reserves, historic buildings and a large tourism infrastructure. Also, a beatiful culture that can be experienced through music, crafts and cuisine. Natal has a modern international airport. In September, the climate of Natal, known as “city of the sun”, is dry and with average temperature of around 25°C.

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