XVIII B-MRS Meeting: registration and program.


logo médioOnline registration for the XVIII B-MRS Meeting (Balneário Camboriú, September 22 to 26, 2019) is open.

Early registration (with descount) is open by August 2. Onsite registration at the event venue (Hotel Sibara) will be available throughout the meeting.

For participants of Brazilian institutions, B-MRS members benefit from additional discounts, and it is possible to become a B-MRS member or renew membership at the moment of meeting registration (online or onsite).

All registration fees are available on the meeting website: https://www.sbpmat.org.br/18encontro/#registration.

 

B-MRS Newsletter. Year 6, issue 6.


 

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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 6, issue 6. July 8, 2019.

B-MRS News

XVIII B-MRS Meeting (Balneário Camboriú, September 22-26, 2019). The program of the event, at a glance, is already on the website. See here. Additionally, submission of extended abstracts to compete for student awards is open. Learn more about the awards here.

XIX B-MRS Meeting (Foz do Iguaçu, August 30 to September 3, 2020). The event will be held together with the International Conference on Electronic Materials IUMRS – ICEM. The event site is already online. See here. In addition, the call for symposia proposals for the event is open until October 31, 2019. Access the symposia submission form, here.

International Year of the Periodic Table. The International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS), of which B-MRS is a member, endorses the International Year of the Periodic Table (UNESCO). Know more.

Featured Paper

A Brazilian scientific team has shown, through computer simulations, a way to control the electronic properties of a graphene sheet and its silicon-based substrate. The study, which was reported in Carbon, can contribute to the development of two-dimensional electronic devices. Know more.

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Featured Scientist

We interviewed Leonardo Mathias Leidens, winner of the Brazilian national award for the best undergraduate research in the area of Exact, Earth and Engineering Sciences. This young student, recently graduated in Chemical Engineering and a PhD candidate in Materials Science at the University of Caxias do Sul (Brazil), has studied the adhesion of amorphous carbon films in ferrous alloys, culminating in an industrial treatment that increases adhesion, and a model of the physicochemical mechanism that generates the improvement. See our interview.

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News from B-MRS Members

B-MRS members are editors of a MRS journal focus issue on nanomaterials for biomedical applications. Know more.

Community

B-MRS expresses deep regret over the death of Eloisa Biasotto Mano, Emeritus Professor at UFRJ (Brazil). Professor Eloisa died on June 8, 2019, at the age of 94. She was honored by B-MRS in 2015 with the “Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro Memorial Lecture”. See the biographical article about Professor Biasotto Mano published in the 2015 B-MRS Bulletin, here.

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XVIII B-MRS Meeting
(Balneário Camboriú, SC, Brazil, September 22 – 26, 2019)

Website: www.sbpmat.org.br/18encontro/

Program. The program of the event “at a glance” is online, with its technical and social activities. See here.

Awards for students. To apply for awards for undergraduate and graduate students (Bernhard Gross Award and ACS Publications Prizes), authors are required to submit an extended abstract by July 14. Learn more, here.

Registration is now open. More information, here.

Posters printing service. The poster file can be sent by email and later pick up the impression at the event location. Know more, here.

Venue. The meeting will be held in the delightful Balneário Camboriú at the Hotel Sibara Flat & Conventions, located in the center of the city, close to many hotels, restaurants and shops, and only 100 meters from the sea. More information, here.

Opening ceremony venue. The opening ceremony, the memorial lecture and the welcome cocktail will be held on September 22 (Sunday) at the Cristo Luz complex, one of the main tourist attractions in the city. There will be transportation to the venue, leaving the Hotel Sibara from 17:00 on. Know more about this place, here.

Memorial Lecture. The traditional Memorial Lecture Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro will be given by Professor Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas (IFSC – USP). Know more about the speaker, here.

Event party. The party will be held in the lounge of the Green Valley, a prominent nightclub. Learn more about Green Valley, here. The party will feature the striking Brothers band. Watch the Brothers, here.

Host city. Balneário Camboriú (SC) is an important tourist destination that offers urban and wild beaches, ecotourism and adventure sports, boat trips, bicycles and cable cars – all within a unique landscape that combines mountains, sea and skyscrapers. The visitor has access to many options of gastronomy, lodging and shopping, as well as the bustling nightlife that stands out in the Brazilian scenario.

Lodging, tickets, transfers etc. Check the hotel options and the official travel agency of the event, here.

Plenary lectures. Leading scientists from institutions in Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States will deliver plenary talks on cutting-edge issues at the event. There will also be a plenary session by the Brazilian scientist Antônio José Roque da Silva, director of CNPEM and the Sirius project (new Synchrotron Light Lab). Learn more about the plenary sessions, here.

Symposia. 23 symposia proposed by the international scientific community compose this edition of the event. See the symposia list, here.

Organization. The chair of the event is Professor Ivan Helmuth Bechtold (Physics Department of UFSC) and the co-chair is Professor Hugo Gallardo (Department of Chemistry of UFSC). The program committee is formed by professors Iêda dos Santos (UFPB), José Antônio Eiras (UFSCar), Marta Rosso Dotto (UFSC) and Mônica Cotta (Unicamp). Get to know all the organizers, here.

Exhibitors and sponsors. 40 companies have already confirmed their participation in the event. Those interested in sponsoring/support can contact Alexandre at the e-mail comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Reading Tips

– 2018 Impact Factors (2019 Journal Citation Reports): See the highlights of Wiley in Materials Science, here.

– Scientists acquire broad understanding of problems in the performance of lithium-ion batteries (used in smartphones for example) by analyzing the simultaneous behavior of thousands of particles that compose their electrodes (Advanced Energy Materials). Know more.

– Scientists grow 2D crystalline material following 3D curves and thus generate regions with differentiated optical properties. This discovery can be used to manufacture photon emitters and other electronics components of the future (Science Advances). Know more.

Events

II Simpósio Multidisciplinar em Materiais do Centro-Oeste. Caldas Novas, GO (Brazil). August 7 – 9, 2019. Site.

20th International Sol-Gel Conference. Saint Petersburg (Russia). August 25 – 30, 2019. Site.

V Reunião Anual sobre Argilas Aplicadas. Franca, SP (Brazil). August 28 – 30 de agosto, 2019. Site.

21st Materials Research Society of Serbia Annual Conference (YUCOMAT 2019) and 11th IISS World Round Table Conference on Sintering (WRTCS 2019). Herceg Novi (Montenegro). September 2 – 6, 2019. Site.

XVIII B-MRS Meeting. Balneário Camboriú, SC (Brazil). September 22 – 26, 2019. Site.

XL CBRAVIC (Brazilian Congress on Vacuum Applications in Industry and Science). October 7 – 11, 2019. Site.

XII Brazilian Symposium on Glass and Related Materials. Lavras, MG (Brazil). October 22 – 25, 2019. Site.

19th Brazilian Workshop on Semiconductor Physics. Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). November 18 – 22, 2019. Site.

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

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Students awards of the B-MRS Meeting: applications by July 14th.


logo médioThe best undergraduate and graduate student contributions presented at the XVIII B-MRS Meeting (Balneário Camboriú, Brazil, September 22-26, 2019) will receive awards from B-MRS and ACS Publications, the scholarly publisher of the American Chemical Society.

To compete for awards, the author (student) must submit, by July 14, an extended abstract additional to the conventional abstract. Prizes will only be awarded for works presented by students at the symposia of the event, and only if the authors (students) are present at the ceremony, which will be held at the closing session of the event, on September 26.

B-MRS will award up to 46 contributions within the Bernhard Gross Award, that annually distinguishes the best student work from each symposium (up to 1 oral and 1 poster per symposium). To elect the winners, the committee will consider the quality of the extended abstract and presentation, as well as the scientific contribution of the work.

Among the winners of the Bernhard Gross Award, the top five oral and five best posters will receive a cash prize (US $ 500.00) and a certificate from ACS Publications.

See more information about the awards, and instructions and template for elaborating the extended abstract: https://www.sbpmat.org.br/18encontro/#authors

XVIII B-MRS Meeting beats submissions record with more than 2,450 abstracts received.


logo médioMore than 2,450 abstracts were submitted to the  XVIII B-MRS Meeting (Balneário Camboriú, Brazil, September 22 to 26). This number of abstracts sets a new record in the history of the annual meetings of B-MRS.

On June 10, authors of submitted papers will receive notification of acceptance, rejection, need for modification or transfer to another symposium. Authors will be able to submit corrected abstracts by June 24 and they will receive final notices by June 30.

The approved contributions will be presented in oral and poster sessions, within 23 thematic symposia, which cover a wide range of research topics in materials and their applications in segments such as health, energy, environmental remediation, electronics, photonics, defense , textile, aerospace and automotive, among others.

Words of the chairman (prof Ivan Bechtold)

“It is with great satisfaction that we have received this large number of submissions, showing that despite the financial difficulties and the lack of governmental stimulus, the scientific materials community is active and committed to carry out production of knowledge and training of human resources, which are so important for our country. At the same time, this expressive number of works increases our responsibility to organize an event according to the expectations, especially of students, who account for 63% of the registrations of the event. Our commitment is to make the event an environment conducive to the exchange of experiences and establishment of scientific cooperation. We count on the presence of all !! ”

Students awards

The best works presented by undergraduate or graduate students will receive awards at the end of the event. To apply for the awards, authors must submit an extended abstract in addition to the conventional abstract, by July 14. Prizes will only be awarded if the authors (students) are present at the closing ceremony on September 26.

The Bernhard Gross Award will be awarded to the best oral and best poster of each symposium. To elect the winners, the committee will consider the quality of the extended abstract and presentation, as well as the scientific contribution of the work.

Among the winners of the Bernhard Gross Award, the top five oral and five best posters will receive awards (cash and certificates) from ACS Publications, the renowned scientific publishing house of the American Chemical Society.

More information about the awards, and instructions and template for elaborating the extended abstract https://www.sbpmat.org.br/18encontro/#authors

Event website https://www.sbpmat.org.br/18concontro.

B-MRS Newsletter. Year 6, issue 4.


 

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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 6, issue 4. May 8, 2019.

Public Notice

The council and directory of the Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS) are publicly protesting against the budget cuts announced for the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications, which may render research and technological innovation in Brazil impossible (…)

Read the full text here.

B-MRS Elections

The elections of the B-MRS Executive Board and Deliberative Council will take place this year. The deadline for submitting the list of candidates to the Board is already open, and also to declare interest in being a member of the Council. Members with currently paid annuity may vote and be voted on. See the complete calendar of the electoral process and other useful information, here.

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Featured Paper

A team of researchers from UFMG (Brazil) developed a device capable of recording data in binary form in a two-dimensional material and conserving the data for long periods. With low power consumption and compatibility with flexible platforms, the device points out new possibilities for developing memories for wearable electronics. The work was reported in “2D Materials”. Know more.

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Featured Scientist

We interviewed the Italian scientist Maurizio Prato, professor at the University of Trieste (Italy). Prof. Prato, who has an h-index of 119, specializes in adding organic molecules to the surface of carbon nanomaterials, generating materials with high impact in segments such as nanomedicine and energy. He will deliver one of the plenary lectures at the XVIII B-MRS Meeting. Know more.

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From Idea to Innovation

Technology and scientific knowledge can be transformed into products by creating startups. Nanogreen is a startup dedicated to the manufacture of nanoparticles by laser techniques, created in 2016 in Joinville (SC). See the profile, history and perspectives of this startup and the vision of its entrepreneurs, here.

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News from B-MRS Members

– Former president of B-MRS José Arana Varela, who died in 2016, was honored with a street name in the city of Araraquara (state of São Paulo, Brazil). Know more.

– B-MRS founding member Edgar Zanotto (UFSCar) delivered in New York the Samuel R. Scholes Award Lecture, a yearly award of Alfred University to world-renowned vitreous materials researchers. Know more.

– B-MRS member Victor C. Pandolfelli (UFSCar) is co-author of the 2017-2018 best paper of the Journal of the European Ceramic Society. Know more.

– Former B-MRS president Elson Longo (CDMF-UFSCar) and B-MRS member Camila Cristina de Foggi (Unesp) are co-authors of an article that is among the most read 100 papers of Scientific Reports in 2018 in the area of materials. Know more.

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XVIII B-MRS Meeting (Balneário Camboriú, SC, Brazil, September 22 – 26, 2019)

Website: www.sbpmat.org.br/18encontro/

Abstract submission: extended until May 10.

Abstract submission. The submission of abstracts is open until May 10. Approval, modification, or rejection notifications will be sent by May 31. Final notices for abstracts needing modification will be sent by June 21. See instructions for authors, here.

Location of the event opening. The opening ceremony, the memorial lecture and the welcome cocktail will be held on September 22 (Sunday) at the Cristo Luz complex, one of the main tourist attractions in the city. Know the place, here.

Event party. The party will be held in the lounge of the Green Valley, a prominent nightclub. Learn more about Green Valley here. The party will feature the striking Brothers band. Watch the Brothers, here.

Host city. Balneário Camboriú (SC) is an important tourist destination that offers urban and wild beaches, ecotourism and adventure sports, boat trips, bicycles and cable cars – all within a unique landscape that combines mountains, sea and skyscrapers. The visitor has access to many options of gastronomy, lodging and shopping, as well as the bustling nightlife that stands out in the Brazilian scenario.

Symposia. 23 symposia proposed by the international scientific community compose this edition of the event. See the symposia list, here.

Student awards. To participate in the Bernhard Gross Award, authors must submit an extended abstract by July 11 in addition to the conventional abstract. Learn more, aqui.

Registration. Registration is now open. More information, aqui.

Venue. The meeting will be held in the delightful Balneário Camboriú at the Hotel Sibara Flat & Conventions, located in the center of the city, close to many hotels, restaurants and shops, and only 100 meters from the sea. More information, here.

Memorial Lecture. The traditional Memorial Lecture Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro will be given by Professor Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas (IFSC – USP). Know more about the speaker.

Plenary lectures. Leading scientists from institutions in Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States will deliver plenary talks on cutting-edge issues at the event. There will also be a plenary session by the Brazilian scientist Antônio José Roque da Silva, director of CNPEM and the Sirius project (new Synchrotron Light Lab). Learn more about the plenary sessions, here.

Organization. The chair of the event is Professor Ivan Helmuth Bechtold (Physics Department of UFSC) and the co-chair is Professor Hugo Gallardo (Department of Chemistry of UFSC). The program committee is formed by professors Iêda dos Santos (UFPB), José Antônio Eiras (UFSCar), Marta Rosso Dotto (UFSC) and Mônica Cotta (Unicamp). Get to know all the organizers, here.

Exhibitors and sponsors. 38 companies have already confirmed their participation in the event. Those interested in sponsoring/support can contact Alexandre at the e-mail comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Opportunities

– Open tenure track assistant professor position at the Physics Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Know more.

– Admission Process to the Graduate Program in Physics of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (PPGFSC/UFSC). Know more.

Events

I Simpósio de Pesquisa e Inovação em Materiais Funcionais. São Carlos, SP (Brazil). May 23 – 24, 2019. Site.

2019 E-MRS Spring Meeting and IUMRS – ICAM. Nice (France). May 27 – 31, 2019. Site.

20th International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds (ISIC). Campinas, SP (Brazil). June 2 – 6, 2019. Site.

10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2019). Singapore. June 23 – 28, 2019. Site.

X Método Rietveld. Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). July 8 – 12, 2019. Site.

20th International Sol-Gel Conference. Saint Petersburg (Russia). August 25 – 30, 2019. Site.

21st Materials Research Society of Serbia Annual Conference (YUCOMAT 2019) and 11th IISS World Round Table Conference on Sintering (WRTCS 2019). Herceg Novi (Montenegro). September 2 – 6, 2019. Site.

XVIII B-MRS Meeting. Balneário Camboriú, SC (Brazil). September 22 – 26, 2019. Site.

XL CBRAVIC (Brazilian Congress on Vacuum Applications in Industry and Science). October 7 – 11, 2019. Site.

XII Brazilian Symposium on Glass and Related Materials. Lavras, MG (Brazil). October 22 – 25, 2019. Site.

19th Brazilian Workshop on Semiconductor Physics. Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). November 18 – 22, 2019. Site.

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B-MRS members are co-authors of an article that is among the most read 100 papers of Scientific Reports in 2018 in the area of materials.


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Prof Elson Longo

Professor Elson Longo (CDMF-UFSCar), founding member and former president of B-MRS, is the corresponding author of an article that appears in the Top 100 2018 ranking of the journal Scientific Reports in the area of Materials Science. The ranking highlights the most read articles in 2018, among those published that year in the journal of the Nature group. The paper was published on January 30, 2018 and received 1,042 views throughout the year.

Entitled Towards the scale-up of the formation of nanoparticles on alpha-Ag2WO4 with bactericidal properties by femtosecond laser irradiation, the article is signed by eleven authors, six of them from Brazilian institutions, including the researcher Camila Cristina de Foggi (UNESP), who is also a B-MRS member.

The work proposes a new process to produce bactericidal nanocomposites based on silver nanoparticles and semiconductor materials. The method increases 32 times the bactericidal action of the nanocomposite and, at the same time, generates a new class of spherical nanoparticles.

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B-MRS Newsletter. Year 6, issue 3.


 

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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 6, issue 3. April 8, 2019.

B-MRS News

XVIII B-MRS Meeting. Abstracts must be submitted by April 15. See the message of the event coordinators, directed to the entire scientific community. Here.

University Chapters Program. Student teams from UFMS and UNIFESP São José dos Campos have joined this B-MRS program, which is now present in the 5 regions of Brazil. Know more.

Elections for Board of Directors and Council. B-MRS presents the electoral commission, which is conducting the process. Know more.

Featured Paper

A team of researchers from Brazilian universities developed a film that simultaneously releases two antibacterial and anticancer active ingredients. The material demonstrated efficiency, in vitro, in the elimination of bacteria and cancer cells. The film has potential to be used in the topical treatment of infectious lesions and malignant tumors. The work was reported in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Know more.

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Featured Scientist

This month our interview is with the scientist who led the introduction and development in Brazil of structural and molecular crystallography by X-rays – now widely used in our community. In that field, she founded the first laboratory and a scientific society. She also formed several generations of structural crystallographers distributed throughout the country, and also collaborated with dozens of scientists from various areas and countries to unravel the structure of materials and molecules. We are referring to Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas (USP), who will be honored by B-MRS in the XVIII B-MRS Meeting. Know more.

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News from B-MRS Members

– B-MRS member Aldo J. G. Zarbin (UFPR) wrote about the future of Chemistry in Nature Chemistry at the invitation of the journal. Know more.

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XVIII B-MRS Meeting (Balneário Camboriú, SC, Brazil, September 22 – 26, 2019)

Website: www.sbpmat.org.br/18encontro/

Deadline for abstract submission: April 15th.

Abstract submission. The submission of abstracts is open until April 15. Approval, modification, or rejection notifications will be sent by May 31. Final notices for abstracts needing modification will be sent by June 21. See instructions for authors, here.

Symposia. 23 symposia proposed by the international scientific community compose this edition of the event. See the symposia list, here.

Student awards. To participate in the Bernhard Gross Award, authors must submit an extended abstract by July 11 in addition to the conventional abstract. Learn more, aqui.

Registrations. Registration is now open. More information, here.

Venue. The meeting will be held in the delightful Balneário Camboriú (State of Santa Catarina, Brazil), at the Hotel Sibara Flat & Conventions, located in the center of the city, close to many hotels, restaurants and shops, and only 100 meters from the sea. More information, here.

Venue of the opening session. The Opening Ceremony, the Memorial Lecture and the Cocktail will be held in the Cristo Luz Complex. More information, here.

Memorial Lecture. The traditional Memorial Lecture Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro will be given by Professor Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas (IFSC – USP). Know more about the speaker.

Plenary lectures. Leading scientists from institutions in Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States will deliver plenary talks on cutting-edge issues at the event. There will also be a plenary session by the Brazilian scientist Antônio José Roque da Silva, director of CNPEM and the Sirius project (new Synchrotron Light Lab). Learn more about the plenary sessions, here.

Organization. The chair of the event is Professor Ivan Helmuth Bechtold (Physics Department of UFSC) and the co-chair is Professor Hugo Gallardo (Department of Chemistry of UFSC). The program committee is formed by professors Iêda dos Santos (UFPB), José Antônio Eiras (UFSCar), Marta Rosso Dotto (UFSC) and Mônica Cotta (Unicamp). Get to know all the organizers, here.

Exhibitors and sponsors. 37 companies have already confirmed their participation in the event. Those interested in sponsoring/support can contact Alexandre at the e-mail comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Reading Tips

– Using advanced experimental technique and simulations, scientists reveal details of how crystal formation occurs, layer by layer, at the atomic level. Study contributes to the development of high quality materials (Nature Physics). Know more.

– Scientists were able to produce nanostructures of crystalline metals using nanomolds. In addition to overcoming experimental challenges and creating simple techniques, they explained the mechanisms involved in this nanomodeling (Physical Review Letters). Know more.

– Research led by Brazilian scientists contributes to the development of very stable ceramic photocatalysts needed to produce alternative fuels from CO2 and artificial photosynthesis. The study was highlighted by The American Ceramic Society (The Journal of Physical Chemistry C). Know more.

Innovation. Partnership between Brazilian nanotechnology company and textile industries will soon bring to the market new functional fabrics that protect against heat, UV rays and insects, as well as prevent odors. Know more.

Opportunities

– Post-doctoral Fellowship in Physical Chemistry of Colloids. Know more.

Mexican Materials Societies call for symposia proposals for the XXIX IMRC that will be held in August 2020 in Cancun (Mexico). Know more.

Events

International Workshop on Advanced Magnetic Oxides (IWAMO 2019). Aveiro (Portugal). April 15 – 17, 2019. Site.

I Simpósio de Pesquisa e Inovação em Materiais Funcionais. São Carlos, SP (Brazil). May 23 – 24, 2019. Site.

2019 E-MRS Spring Meeting e IUMRS – ICAM. Nice (France). May 27 – 31, 2019. Site.

20th International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds (ISIC). Campinas, SP (Brazil). June 2 – 6, 2019. Site.

10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2019). Singapore. June 23 – 28, 2019. Site.

X Método Rietveld. Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). July 8 – 12, 2019. Site.

20th International Sol-Gel Conference. Saint Petersburg (Russia). August 25 – 30, 2019. Site.

21st Materials Research Society of Serbia Annual Conference (YUCOMAT 2019) and 11th IISS World Round Table Conference on Sintering (WRTCS 2019). Herceg Novi (Montenegro). 2 a 6 de setembro de 2019. Site.

XVIII B-MRS Meeting. Balneário Camboriú, SC (Brasil). 22 a 26 de setembro de 2019. Site.

19th Brazilian Workshop on Semiconductor Physics. Fortaleza, CE (Brasil). 18 a 22 de novembro de 2019. Site.

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B-MRS presents the Electoral Commission for 2019 elections.


B-MRS Electoral Comission 2019: from the left, Cícero Cena da Silva, Laura Péres and Marco Cremona.
B-MRS Electoral Comission 2019: from the left, Cícero Cena da Silva, Laura Péres and Marco Cremona.

B-MRS  is pleased to present the committee responsible for organizing the process that at the end of this year will conclude with the election of the next Executive Board and members of the Council of the society. All active members with paid 2019 annuity will be eligible and may vote.

The members of the Electoral Commission are:

  • Prof. Cícero Rafael Cena da Silva (UFMS) .
  • Prof. Laura O. Péres (UNIFESP)
  • Prof. Marco Cremona (PUC-Rio)

The commission will soon be making available the election calendar and other information on the B-MRS  website. The information will be disclosed in B-MRS’s e-newsletter and social media, as well as sent by e-mail to the active members.

The current Executive Board of B-MRS thanks the participation of Professors Cena, Cremona and Péres in the organization of this important process of the Society.

Two more universities participate in B-MRS University Chapters program.


Members and supervisor of the UFMS UC.
Members and supervisor of the UFMS UC.

As of March, with the incorporation of a University Chapter (UC) unit at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil’s five regions are present in the map of the B-MRS’s UCs. In addition, the map of the program gains a new spot in the state of São Paulo, through the participation of a team in the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), campus of São José dos Campos.

The UCs program, which now has 11 units, brings together undergraduate and graduate student teams from Brazilian universities around complementary activities for academic education.

According to the president of UFMS UC, Gustavo Sander Larios, M.S., the creation of the UC was motivated by the desire to increase interaction among students from different laboratories, departments and research groups. Thus, the team, which is made up of undergraduate, masters and PhD students from the areas of Materials Science, Physics and Chemistry, will stimulate the organization of seminars and scientific meetings involving members of the UC and researchers from B-MRS. “We intend to promote activities that stimulate the development of scientific knowledge, given the national and international research trends, provided through the interaction among the UC members,”adds Larios. The supervisor of this unit is Professor Cícero Rafael Cena da Silva.

Members and supervisor of the UC unit at UNIFESP - São José dos Campos.
Members and supervisor of the UC unit at UNIFESP – São José dos Campos.

At the UC of the University of São José dos Campos, UNIFESP, the main objective is to disseminate Materials Engineering and Science among university students from all over the Vale do Paraíba region and also in society as a whole, says the master’s Verônica Ribeiro dos Santos, president of the unit, and Professor Manuel Henrique Lente, the supervisor of the UC. The team intends to “divulge the concept of Materials Engineering, since for many it is still unknown, given the great diversity of areas of expertise that the professional in this field is capable of carrying out.” According to Verônica Ribeiro dos Santos and professor Manuel Henrique Lente, the group aspires, in the future, to make their UC an extracurricular source of scientific and technological knowledge and to increase the number of members. Some of the activities the team intends to promote are: seminar cycles involving students and researchers from UNIFESP and other institutions; lectures by representatives of S&T support agencies, class entities, industrial sectors, etc.; technical visits to R&D institutes, companies and incubators; summer courses; dissemination lectures in high schools. In order to carry out the activities, the UC has a comprehensive team of 24 undergraduate students (Bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology, and Materials Engineering), three master’s and one doctoral students (Post-graduation in Materials Science and Engineering, PPGECM), all from UNIFESP.

Get to know B-MRS’s UCs Program and the eleven units it has so far in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo: https://www.sbpmat.org.br/en/university-chapters/ucs-da-sbpmat/

New University Chapter established at UFPE.


UC at UFPE: tutor, board of directors (students) and some members of the unit.
UC at UFPE: tutor, board of directors (students) and some members of the unit.

The University Chapters (UCs) program of B-MRS  begins 2019 with a new member, the UC of the Brazilian Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). With the creation of this unit, the program will have nine UCs distributed in the south, southeast, northeast and north of the country.

The interdisciplinary team of the new UC brings together 15 students (three undergraduate, five masters and seven doctoral students) from courses in Chemistry, Biological Sciences and Materials Science at UFPE. The tutor of the unit is Professor Petrus d’Amorim Santa Cruz Oliveira.

“What motivated us to create our UC was the need to explore the world of Materials Science, reinventing new ways to broaden and bring people from all parts, thus diversifying and strengthening our education more and more,” says Karolyne Santos da Silva, president of the UC. “Our highest expectation is to awaken young people to science, showing that there are possibilities to be innovative and have the opportunity to undergo new experiences with other researchers,” adds the doctoral student in Materials Science.

In the context of B-MRS’s UCs program, the team initially plans to hold a series of events: a holiday course, the 1st Meeting of Materials Science and Engineering of Pernambuco and annual workshops.

Get to know B-MRS’s UCs Program and the nine units it has so far in the states of Minas Gerais, Pará, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo: https://www.sbpmat.org.br/en/university-chapters/