Abstract submission is open for the 27 symposia and 2 workshops of the XIV SBPMat Meeting.

The submission of abstracts regarding the XIV Meeting of the Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) is open until May 30th. The event will be held from September 27th to October 1st in Rio de Janeiro at the convention center SulAmérica.

Works of researchers and students from Brazil and abroad in the areas of the symposia can be submitted. In this edition of the annual meeting of SBPMat, the number of symposia exceeded all the previous ones: 27 symposia and 2 workshops.

The symposia were selected by the organizing committee among the proposals received in a call launched in November 2014. According to the chairmen of the event, Marco Cremona and Fernando Lázaro Freire Junior, there were more than 50 proposals of symposia for this edition. Thus, it was impossible to put up all of them due to the limitations of time and physical space at the convention center. To select the symposia, the committee considered frontier research topics having an active community in the country.

In addition to a diverse range of themes (nanomaterials, electronics and photonics, biomaterials, modeling, materials for energy, among others), the list of symposia includes a symposium organized by the SBPMat University Chapters, coordinated by students, and two workshops organized in cooperation with industries. The list of symposia coordinators is also diverse, including researchers of universities and other research institutions from South, Southeast, and Northeast Brazilian regions, and from abroad (Argentina, Denmark, England, Germany,  Italy, Ireland, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and USA).

About SBPMat meetings

The annual SBPMat meeting is a traditional international forum dedicated to the recent progresses and perspectives in Materials science and technology. In addition to the presentation of technical works that occur in the symposia, the scientific program of the event counts on plenary lectures given by renowned researchers from worldwide. In the edition of 2014, held in the city of João Pessoa, around 2,000 works were presented in 19 symposia.

List of symposia and workshops: http://sbpmat.org.br/14encontro/symposia/?lang=en#title

XIII SBPMat Meeting: abstract submission and Bernhard Gross Award.

João Pessoa. Crédito: Cacio MuriloAbstract submission for the XIII Meeting of the Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) is open until May 23rd. The event will be held from September 28th to October 02nd, in João Pessoa, at the city’s brand new Convention Center.

Papers from Brazilian or foreign researchers and students will be accepted in any field of the 19 symposia of the event, which cover various themes regarding materials research and its applications. The symposia were selected by the event’s organizing committee, based on the proposals received for a call for symposia released in last October, directed to the whole scientific community.

The best papers in each symposium (at most, a poster and an oral presentation) presented by undergraduate or graduate students will receive the Bernhard Gross Award by the end of the event. The winning papers may be published in a special issue of the open access journal “IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering”, dedicated to the best papers of the XIII SBPMat Meeting.

About the SBPMat Meetings

The annual SBPMat meeting is a traditional international forum devoted to the recent advances and perspectives in Materials science and technology. In its last editions, the event has gathered about 1,500 participants, coming from the five regions in Brazil, and dozens of others countries, to present and discuss scientific and technological research results in the Materials field. The event also counts with plenary lectures given by internationally renowned researchers, as well as exhibitors concerned by the Materials community.

Instructions for submitting abstracts and participating in the Bernhard Gross Award: http://sbpmat.org.br/13encontro/authors/?lang=en