XVIII B-MRS Meeting: Highlights of some symposia.

Symposium K: i-Caloric Materials and Applications.

The general impression from participants and organizers is that the symposium was very successful. The number of abstracts, although not as high as other symposia, was higher than we expected. All the speakers, invited or not, attended. The works presented, both the seminars and the posters, were of excellent quality.

Alexandre Magnus Gomes Carvalho (CNPEM)

Symposium S: Computational Design for Development of Functional Materials – Synergy between Theoreticians and Experimentalists

The symposium had a high level of presentations, with the participation of national and international researchers. The questions and discussions were intense.  We highlight the participation of researchers Elson Longo, and Stefano Baroni, São Carlos, Brazil and, Trieste, Italia, respectively. Both presented the state of the art in applications and correlations between theoretical and experimental research. The poster section also had a high level and with the intense participation of young researchers, demonstrating that the future of theoretical research applied to materials is promising.

Julio Ricardo Sambrano (Unesp)

Symposium TNanofibers, Applications and Related Technology.

The symposium T was organized by Profa. Dra Claudia Merlini (UFSC), Prof. Dr. Cicero R. Cena (UFMS), Prof. Dr. Deuber L. S. Agostini (UNESP) and Profa. Dra Roselena Faez (UFSCar). We received 75 abstracts, 6 oral presentations and 5 invited speakers. Interesting and highly quality works were presented in two days of the symposium by authors from different regions of Brazil and international institutions of different countries. The invited speakers were Prof. Dr. Enzo Menna (Università degli Studi di Padova – Italy), Dr. Gilberto Siqueira (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland), Profa. Dra. Ana Paula Immich (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Prof. Dr. Hernane da Silva Barud (Universidade de Araraquara (UNIARA), Prof. Dr. Eliton S. Medeiros (Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB). The invited speakers, all experts and distinguished professors in the field, have made important contributions to the scientific community, bringing innovations related to the manufacture, applications and characterizations of natural and synthetic nanofibers. The Symposium was financial supported by FAPESC (Edital PROEVENTOS 2019/2020). This was the second edition of Symposium focused exclusively to Nanofibers and Applications in the B-MRS Meeting, with an expressive numbers of participants.

Claudia Merlini (UFSC)