Call for symposia proposals for the XVI B-MRS Meeting is open.

Proposals of thematic symposia for the XVI B-MRS Meeting can be submitted to the Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS) until January, 31. This year, the annual event of the B-MRS will be held from September 10 to 14, 2017 in the charming city of Gramado (state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), in the FAURGS convention center.

Anyone with a doctoral degree, performing research in Brazil or abroad can submit a symposium proposal on a subject related to Materials Science and Technology. Proposals must be filled in online at Title, scope and topics of the symposium, data about the organizers and preliminary list of invited speakers are required. The proposals will be evaluated by the B-MRS event committee and by the organizers of the meeting, and then submitted to the executive board of the society.

The B-MRS annual meeting is an interdisciplinary and international event dedicated to the presentation and discussion, in English, of scientific and technological advances achieved in the field of materials. In the last editions, the meeting has gathered about 2,000 participants from various points in Brazil and dozens of other countries.

Thematic symposia are axes of B-MRS meetings program. At the 2016 meeting, held in the city of Campinas, more than 2,000 papers were presented at 22 symposia, covering the discovery, fabrication, characterization and applications of various types of materials, such as nanostructured materials, biomaterials, electronic organic materials, electroceramics and nanocellulose, among many others.

The site of the event will be released and announced soon.