SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 1, issue 10.


Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community

English edition. Year 1, issue 10. 

Greetings, .

How was the XIII SBPMat Meeting: reports, pictures, videos and presentation files.

Approximately 2,000 oral presentations and posters, 105 invited lectures. Coming from 20 countries around the world and from the 5 regions of Brazil, 1,650 attendants – 15% more than in the last edition. We went beyond the numbers and reported, with texts and pictures, some of the most important moments in the intense program of the event. Here.

During the 7 plenary lectures of the XIII SBPMat Meeting, internationally renowned scientists presented world-class science and talked about its impact on society. LEDs, organic electronics, quasicrystals, materials for nanomedicine and computer simulations were the main themes discussed. We present to our readers a brief account of each lecture, pictures of our plenary speakers and files from the presentations, kindly provided by the lecturers. Here.

The 19 symposia this year approached a universe of subjects: new materials, traditional materials, processing and analysis techniques, applications in several fields, technology transference… Among their coordinators, the event recorded researchers from universities, research institutes and companies from Brazil and other 7 countries. We shared videos here with brief testimonials from some of these coordinators on their symposia. Watch here.

In the XIII Meeting, SBPMat launched the document “Science impact. A special report on materials science in Brazil”, produced by IOP jointly with SBPMat. Distributed for the very first time for all attendants, the document, in English, provides the world with a current panorama on materials research in Brazil. Learn more.

Also during the meeting, 30 young researchers attended a historic moment: the first meeting of SBPMat’s University Chapters program. The 4 established chapters presented themselves, and SBPMat leaders talked to the students. Learn more.

Bernhard Gross Award 2014: 20 young researchers awarded for presenting the best works in the symposia of the XIII SBPMat Meeting.

Among the 20 winners, the best oral presentation and the best poster of all the XIII SBPMat Meeting were chosen. The award ceremony was carried out on the last day of the event. We release the list of the award-winning works and authors, and pictures of the granting of the certificates. Here.

The Bernhard Gross Award for the best work presented in an oral session was given to Juliana Eccher, for her pioneering research, in Brazil, on the use of liquid crystals as organic semiconductors, developed during her doctoral studies at UFSC, jointly with several international collaborators. Learn more about the research and its authors.

André Luiz Maia de Azevedo received the Bernhard Gross Award to the best poster in the XIII SBPMat Meeting for the work he developed during his master studies in UFF. Graduated in Pharmacy, and a professional in the field, André managed to achieve what he sought: decrease costs and overcome limitations in the existing techniques for drug analysis, developing a graphite and epoxy composite, used as an electrode inside the electrochemical cell. Learn more about the research and its authors.

XIV SBPMat Meeting: Let’s save the date!

Coordinated by Professor Marco Cremona (PUC-Rio), the fourteenth edition of the annual SBPMat meeting will be held in Rio de Janeiro, from September 27th to October 01st, 2015, at Centro de Convenções SulAmética – a modern venue, with easy and quick access from any quarter of the “Marvelous City”.

Some reading tips.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2014: an energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, the LED. Here.

–  Capes Award of best thesis on Materials: quick synthesis of strontium titanate composites for gas sensor. Here.

Second IUMRS International Conference for Young Researchers (ICYRAM), Haikou, Hainan, China, October 24th to 26th: Reports, files from the presentations and pictures. Here.

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