B-MRS invites the scientific community to submit abstracts to the XVIII B-MRS Meeting.


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Call for abstract submission –
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The Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS) invites researchers and students from the international scientific community to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations at the XVIII B-MRS Meeting.

Abstract submission is open until April 15. Registration is also open, with promotional fees until August 2nd.

The event will be held from September 22 to 26 this year in Balneário Camboriú (state of Santa Catarina, Brazil), at the Sibara Hotel, located in the central part of the city and a few meters from the beach. The chairmen of the meeting are Prof. Ivan Helmuth Bechtold (Department of Physics, UFSC) and Hugo Gallardo (Department of Chemistry, UFSC).

The event comprises 23 thematic symposia, organized by more than 100 researchers from institutions and companies from Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. Symposia will include oral and poster sessions, as well as invited lectures given by renowned experts in their research fields.

This year, the symposia cover a wide range of research topics in materials such as carbon nanomaterials, glass ceramics, 3D printing materials, conductive polymers, new metal alloys, nanofibers, two-dimensional materials, molecular sieves and magnetic and superconducting materials, among others. The symposia also cover materials applications in segments such as health, energy, environmental remediation, electronics, photonics and defense, as well as the textile, aerospace and automotive sectors.

The best contributions presented by undergraduate or graduate students will be honored at the end of the event with prizes awarded by B-MRS, ACS Publications and other entities. To apply for the awards, authors must submit, by July 11, an additional extended abstract.

In addition to take part in the symposia, participants will be able to attend eight plenary lectures with internationally renowned scientists and cutting-edge science and technology, a memorial lecture by Prof. Ivonne Primerano Mascarenhas (IFSC-USP), and technical lectures on characterization techniques. Participants will also be able to join a workshop that will be held on the first day of the event and visit the booths of exhibiting companies with the latest innovations in scientific instrumentation.

See guidelines for writing your abstract

See more information about the event

About the B-MRS Meeting. Interdisciplinary and international, the B-MRS Meeting is a traditional forum dedicated to recent advances and perspectives in materials science and technology. In recent editions, the meeting has gathered between 1,100 and 2,100 participants from various parts of Brazil and dozens of other countries.


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About Balneário Camboriú.

A particularly sought-after destination for tourism and events, Balneário Camboriú offers urban and wild beaches, ecotourism and adventure sports, as well as boat, bicycle and cable car tours – all surrounded by the unique landscape of this seaside place that combines mountains, beach and skyscrapers. In the city, visitors have access to many options of gastronomy, lodging and shopping, as well as the unique bustling nightlife.


See chairman’s presentation about the location of the event (location, airports, attractions, etc.)

See video of Balneário Camboriú

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B-MRS announces 2019 and 2020 annual events.

With great satisfaction, the Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS) announces the location, date and chairs of the next two annual events and invites the community to suggest topics for the symposia and speakers for the plenary sessions.

The XVIII B-MRS Meeting will take place in Balneário Camboriú (State of Santa Catarina, Brazil) from September 22 to 26, 2019. The event will be chaired by Professor Ivan H. Bechtold of the Department of Physics of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) ) and Professor Hugo Gallardo, from the Chemistry Department of UFSC.

Balneário Camboriú. Por Carlos Eduardo Joos. https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45433625

“Balneário Camboriú”. By Carlos Eduardo Joos. https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45433625


The XIX B-MRS Meeting will be held jointly with the IUMRS – International Conference on Electronic Materials (ICEM-2020) in Foz do Iguaçu (State of Parana, Brazil), from August 30 to September 3, 2020. The chairman of the event will be Professor Gustavo M Dalpian (UFABC).

Cataratas do Iguaçu. By Martin St-Amant (S23678) - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3946052
“Iguaçu falls”. By Martin St-Amant (S23678) – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3946052


B-MRS listens to the community: suggestions of topics and speakers and call for symposia.

B-MRS has opened a new channel for communication with the scientific community to receive suggestions for the next event, regarding:

  • plenary speakers
  • themes for symposia

The suggestions should be sent by October 15 to the e-mail programa@sbpmat.org.br.

Plenary lectures should address a broad audience (different levels of training and diverse research topics). Plenarists must be outstanding scientists, renowned in the international scientific community, and able to provide a motivational lecture about the progress achieved over time, as well as challenges and perspectives for the future, in a specific research topic.

Thematic symposia are the axis of B-MRS meetings. Scientific contributions, both in oral and poster sessions, are presented by the symposia participants. For the next meeting, the scientific community is invited to to participate  in the choice of thematic symposia that will compose the program in two ways:

  • With previous suggestions: sent by any member of the scientific community to programa@sbpmat.org.br until October 15, 2018.
  • Submission of symposia proposals: submitted through an electronic form by a group of PhD researchers from the scientific community who wish to be symposium organizers, between 1 and 31 October 2018 (please notice the dates, well before the usual period from previous meetings). Go to submission form.