B-MRS tribute to two members for their contributions to the Society.

Prof André Avelino Pasa (esquerda) recebendo, do presidente da SBPMat (direita) uma placa por suas contribuições à Sociedade.
Prof André Avelino Pasa (left) and B-MRS President (right).
Prof Fernando Lázaro Freire Junior (esquerda) recebendo, do presidente da SBPMat (direita), uma placa por suas contribuições à Sociedade.
Prof Fernando Lázaro Freire Junior (left) and B-MRS President (right).

On September 26 of this year, during the closing of the XVIII B-MRS Meeting (Balneario Camboriu), Prof. Fernando Lázaro Freire Jr. (PUC-Rio) and Prof. André Avelino Pasa (UFSC) were honored for their contributions to B-MRS in especially for their volunteer work as scientific editors of the B-MRS Newsletter.

On the occasion of the presentation of the plaques that accompanied the honor, the president of B-MRS, professor Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior, stated that the contributions of Professors Fernando Lázaro and André Pasa leave a legacy for B-MRS and an example to follow. “As president of B-MRS I wanted to express my gratitude to my colleagues and friends Fernando Lázaro and André Pasa for their volunteer work in communicating our society with its members and the general public. And for being always ready to assist B-MRS in the challenges that we have faced to make our society one of the most important in the country. ”

Professor Fernando Lázaro Freire Junior is a founding member of B-MRS. He was a member of the founding board, president of the Society from 2006 to 2009, scientific director from 2004 to 2005 and financial director from 2012 to 2013. He has served in the B-MRS Newsletter since the creation of this electronic vehicle in 2012.

Professor André Avelino Pasa was a scientific director of B-MRS from 2014 to 2015 and has been in the newsletter since 2014.

SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 2, issue 2.


Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community


English edition. Year 2, issue 2. 

SBPMat news: XIV Meeting - Rio de Janeiro, 9/27 a 10/1 de 2015 

Simposia and abstract submission: 27 simposia and 2 workshops (the biggest number in the records of our annual meetings) compose the XIV SBPMat Meeting.

Until May 30th, you may submit abstracts to present your work in the symposia or workshops of the event. 

Know more.

Sponsors and exhibitors: 20 companies have already booked their place in the XIV SBPMat Meeting. Contact for exhibitors and other sponsors: rose@metallum.com.br.

Go to the event website.

SBPMat news: University Chapters

Two more points in the map of the university chapters of SBPMat: at UNESP campus Presidente Prudente and at UNESP campus Ilha Solteira. Eight units have already been created in South, Southeast, Northeast, and North regions of Brazil since the launching of the program in the beginning of 2014. Learn more on the new university chapters.

Featured paper 

A team from federal universities of the Northeast region of Brazil developed a random laser emitting ultraviolet light using zinc oxide powder which particles worked as light scatterers. The scientists proved that the emission was induced by the mechanism of “3 photons absortion”.  The work, which results were recently published on Nanoscale, opens possibilities for applications in several areas, especially medicine. Learn more.

SBPMat' s community people

Over 30 years of scientific work, Helio Chacham made relevant contributions to the area of Materials. Initially, he dedicated to the theoretical investigation of materials under ultra-high pressure. Since middle 1990, frequently cooperating with experimental groups, he has studied nanomaterials, especially 2D materials. In an interview to SBPMat newsletter, Professor Chacham talked about his main contributions in such themes.  In addition, he told a little about his childhood and adolescence in Belo Horizonte, among other subjects. See our interview with this scientist.

History of Materials research in Brazil

We present the second part of the story on the history of the Synchrotron Light Brazilian National Laboratory (LNLS). Between 1986 and 1997, in Campinas city in São Paulo state, a team of scientists and other collaborators designed, constructed, and tested the source of synchrotron light and the instruments of the beamlines of the laboratory. For such, the team worked successively in a room at the university, in a house, and in an industrial hangar, before getting installed in the definitive campus of LNLS. We report a brief chronology of such epic and share statements of some of its leaders. See it.

Reading tips
International science stories on highlighted papers. 

  • New strategy of materials engineering to obtain lighter, safer and more durable lithium-ion batteries (Advanced Functional Materials). Here.
  • Thin films of complex oxides integrated to ferroelectric crystals: potential for information storage (Advanced Functional Materials). Here.
  • Scientists are able to dispose organic molecules within nanotubes and, from such, demonstrate application for a faster Internet (Nature Nanotechnology). Here.
  • New method allows growing molybdenum disulfide flakes with accuracy in specific locations (Nature Communications). Here.

News from Brazilian National Institutes of Science and Technology (INCTs) and Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (CEPIDs).

  • In the context of a collaboration between CeRTEV (CEPID in vitreous materials) and the International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass, Professor Edgar Zanotto will administer a remote class on vitreous ceramic materials to an international group. Here.
  • 4th School of SAXS Data Analysis. Campinas, SP (Brazil). May, 11 to 15, 2015. Site.
  • São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences (ESPCA) on Recent Developments in Synchrotron Radiation. Campinas, SP (Brazil). July, 13 to 24, 2015. Site.
  • Advanced School on Glasses and Glass-Ceramics (G&GC São Carlos). São Carlos, SP (Brazil). August, 1 to 9, 2015. Site.
  • Primeira Conferência de Materiais Celulares (MATCEL 2015). Aveiro (Portugal). September, 7 to 8, 2015. Site.
  • XIV Encontro da SBPMat. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). September 27 to October 1, 2015. Site.
  • 13th International Conference on Plasma Based Ion Implantation & Deposition (PBII&D 2015). Buenos Aires (Argentina). October, 5 to 9, 2015. Site.
  • 10th Ibero-American Workshop on Complex Fluids 2015. Florianópolis, SC (Brazil). October, 25 to 29, 2015. Site.
To suggest news, opportunities, events, papers, interviewees or reading recommendations items for inclusion in our newsletter, write to comunicacao@sbpmat.org.br.

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