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


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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

Follow the event on B-MRS social media.



SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 1, issue 8.


Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community


English edition. Year 1, issue 8. 

Greetings, .

XIII SBPMat meeting (João Pessoa, September 28th to October 2nd)

Less than a month left until our meeting at João Pessoa!

– Registration: here.

–  Some options of lodging, rental of cars, transfers and tours: on the home page of the site of the event. Here.
Detailed technical program: here.

We interviewed the German physicist Karl Leo, specialist in organic semiconductors. Beyond being the author of more than 550 papers with more than 23,000 citations and 50 families of patents, the scientist has already participated of the creation of 8 spin-off companies. In his lecture at the XIII SBPMat Meeting, Karl Leo will speak on highly efficient organic devices, as OLEDs and solar cells. See our interview with Karl Leo.

We also interviewed the Portuguese physicist Antonio Luis Ferreira Martins Dias Carlos, of the University of Aveiro, who will perform a lecture in our meeting in João Pessoa on luminescence applied to nanomedicine. In the interview, the professor shared with us his most prominent works in the field of Materials. He also told us about some challenges in the area of luminescence for medical applications, both in medical imaging and intra-cellular temperature mapping, and cited examples of applications of luminescent materials that have already been used in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. See our interview with Luis Dias Carlos.

Featured paper with Brazilian participation

By making small adjustments in the technique of thin film deposition known as magnetron sputtering, a group of scientists obtained the control of the direction of magnetization in the manufacture of spin valves, devices formed by nanometric layers of magnetic and non-magnetic materials used, for example, in the reading of data of hard disks. This work of spintronics, conducted by researchers from Brazil and Chile, has been recently published in Applied Physics Letters.  Read the story.

History of Materials research in Brazil

We celebrate the Graduate Program in Materials of University of Caxias do Sul for its 10 years of existence, with a report and photos on the history of the program and its interaction with the local industry. See here.

Reading recommendations

– Contribution of nanotecnology to medical imaging for diagnostics of problems of small intestine (Nature Nanotechnology). Here.
– With a AC-TEM, scientists test and observe, live, electric properties of graphene and their relation with structure  (Nanoletters). Here.
Xerox does R&D in graphene, and company’s patent nº 2,000 is on graphene nanosheets. Here.
– Material for ceramic blocks for civil construction developed in the Brazilian State University of Maringá uses residues (silt) from local laundries. Here.
– Flexible, resistant and biodegradable, spider web developed by Brazilian researchers can find diverse applications. Here.



Postdoctoral positions at the Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials (CeRTEV), in São Carlos, Brazil. Here.

Upcoming events in the area

– 13th European Vacuum Conference + 7th European Topical Conference on Hard Coatings + 9th Iberian Vacuum Meeting. Here.

– 19th International Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Materials. Here.

– XIII SBPMat Meeting. Here.

– International Symposium on Crystallography – 100 years of History. Here.

– Congresso Brasileiro de Engenharia Biomédica (CBEB). Here.

– MM&FGM 2014 – 13th International Symposium on Multiscale, Multifunctional and Functionally Graded Materials. Here.

– X Brazilian Symposium on Glass and Related Materials (X-BraSGlass). Here.

To suggest news, opportunities, events or reading recommendations items for inclusion in our newsletter, write to comunicacao@sbpmat.org.br.
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