B-MRS Newsletter. Year 7, issue 2.


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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 7, issue 2. March 11, 2020.

B-MRS News

New B-MRS board. Get to know the members of the new executive board: their academic training, research topics, what they like to do when they are not working and more. See here.

– Swearing-in ceremony. B-MRS new executive board, chaired by Professor Mônica A. Cotta, took office at a ceremony held at IFGW-Unicamp on the morning of February 14, attended by more than 80 people, including authorities from the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, scientific societies, research centers and universities. In their brief speeches recurrent subjects were women in science and the social impact of research. Know more.

– Note in defense of democracy. B-MRS and dozens of Brazilian scientific entities endorsed SBPC’s note in defense of democracy, published on February 26. Know more.

Featured Paper

A research group from the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory developed a memristor and a transistor with hybrid materials (organic – inorganic) and microtubes made of self-rolled nanomembrane. The new components can contribute to the development of smaller, flexible and cheaper devices that combine better performance and lower energy consumption. The works were recently reported in Nano Letters and Nature Communications. Know more.


From Idea to Product

We tell the interesting story of Kevlar, a lightweight and super resistant material used in hundreds of products from dozens of different markets. The story begins with a fundamental science discovery made by a woman without a PhD, who found in the laboratories of the DuPont company, in the middle of the last century, a favorable environment to develop her talent and passion for scientific research. Know more.

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News from B-MRS Members

– Prof. Victor Carlos Pandolfelli (DEMa-UFSCar), B-MRS member, received an award from TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, USA) for papers that show the application of science in solving practical problems. Know more.

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XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM 2020
(Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, August 30 – September 3, 2020)

Website: www.sbpmat.org.br/19encontro/

Abstract submission is open by April 1st!

Abstract submission. Deadline: April 1st. Guidelines for preparing and submiting abstracts, here. Guidelines for oral and poster presentations, here.

Symposia. The event comprises 29 thematic symposia. See the list, here.

Registration. The registration system is open. July 15 is the deadline for early registration (with discount). The fees include three lunches, besides the coffee breaks and the welcome cocktail. Know more, here.

Exhibitors and sponsors. 15 companies have already confirmed their participation as exhibitors-sponsors of the event. Companies and other organizations interested in participating in the event as exhibitors, sponsors or supporters, can contact Alexandre at comercial@sbpmat.org.br before March 31.

Student awards. Authors of works that are undergraduate, master’s or doctoral students may compete for the B-MRS and ACS Publications awards by submitting extended abstracts after receiving notification of acceptance of their conventional abstracts. More information in the instructions for authors, here.

International plenary lectures. Renowned scientists from China, Italy, Japan and USA have already confirmed their presence as speakers at the event. Know more at the event website.

José Arana Varela Lecture (national plenary lecture). Professor Edson Roberto Leite (LNNano – CNPEM) was chosen by B-MRS to receive this distinction and will give the lecture at the event.

Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro Memorial Lecture. The honor goes to Professor Cid Bartolomeu de Araújo (UFPE), who will give the lecture at the event.

Venue. The event will be held at Rafain Palace Hotel and Conventions, located in Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil). Know more.

Accommodations. See accommodation options from the event official travel agency, here.

Joint event. The event brings together the 19th edition of the B-MRS annual meeting and the 17th edition of the International Conference on Electronic Materials organized every two years by the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS).

Organization. Professor Gustavo Martini Dalpian (UFABC) is the general coordinator, Carlos Cesar Bof Bufon (LNNano) is the program coordinator and Flavio Leandro de Souza (UFABC) is the general secretary. At the international committee, the event features scientists from America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Know more at the event website.

Reading Tips

– Scientists increase the efficiency of converting CO2 into methanol by developing and using an intelligent membrane, whose nanochannels drain water, but prevent the passage of gases. This membrane can accelerate several industrial processes limited by the presence of water (Science). Know more.

– Brazilian advances in perovskite synthesis and characterization: scientists are able to produce new 2D perovskite and also individually map nanometric grains of perovskite films, opening possibilities for the application of these materials in LEDs and solar cells (Chemistry of Materials and Science Advances). Know more.


Pan American Ceramics Congress and Ferroelectrics Meeting of Americas (PACC-FMAs 2020). Panamá (Panamá). July 19 – 23, 2020. Site.

International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Materials (ICSM 2020). Glasgow (UK). July 26 – 31, 2020. Site.

XVIII International Congress on Rheology. Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). August 2 – 7, 2020. Site.

XIX B-MRS Meeting + 2020 IUMRS ICEM (International Conference on Electronic Materials). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brazil). August 30 – September 3, 2020. Site.

XLI Congresso Brasileiro de Aplicações de Vácuo na Indústria e na Ciência. Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brazil). October 5 – 7, 2020. Site.

5th International Conference of Surfaces, Coatings and NanoStructured Materials – Americas (NANOSMAT-Americas). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brazil). October 7 – 10, 2020. Site.

7th Meeting on Self Assembly Structures in Solution and at Interfaces (AutoOrg). Bento Gonçalves, RS (Brazil). November 4 – 6, 2020. Site.

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