XVIII B-MRS Meeting: Call for symposia proposals remains open until November 18.

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Until October 31, NOVEMBER 18, 2018 (NEW DEADLINE), the Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS) is receiving proposals of thematic symposia to compose the XVIII B-MRS Meeting.

The event will be held from September 22 to 26, 2019, in the city of Balneário Camboriú (State of Santa Catarina, Brazil), at the Hotel Sibara Flat & Conventions. The meeting will be coordinated by professors Ivan H. Bechtold and Hugo Gallardo, both from Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) .

Symposia proposals can be submitted by groups of PhD researchers from Brazil or abroad, working in education and research institutions or companies, who wish to organize a symposium on a particular subject of Materials Science and Technology, within the XVIII B- MRS Meeting Program.

Proposals must be filled online at http://sbpmat.org.br/proposed_symposium/, and should include the title and scope of the symposium, list of topics covered, organizers data and preliminary list of invited speakers. The date of publication of the approved proposals will be announced shortly.

Simpósios no evento de 2018: sessões orais...
Symposia at the 2018 meeting: an oral session…
... and poster session.
… and a poster session.

Thematic symposia, proposed and organized by members of the scientific community, are the axis of the B-MRS meetings. Scientific contributions, both in oral and poster sessions, are presented by the symposia participants. The 2018 meeting, held in Natal (RN), had 21 symposia with 1,600 oral and poster presentations, comprising the development, manufacture and characterization of different types of materials (nanomaterials, conductive polymers, advanced metals, composites, metallic oxides, electroceramics, biomaterials, surfaces, coatings) and their applications in segments such as energy, aerospace, health, electronics, bioelectronics, photonics, aumototive and decorative. More than 1,100 professionals and students participated in the 2018 edition of the event.

The site of the XVIII B-MRS Meeting will be released and announced soon.

Fill and submit your proposal here: http://sbpmat.org.br/proposed_symposium/

B-MRS announces 2019 and 2020 annual events.

With great satisfaction, the Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS) announces the location, date and chairs of the next two annual events and invites the community to suggest topics for the symposia and speakers for the plenary sessions.

The XVIII B-MRS Meeting will take place in Balneário Camboriú (State of Santa Catarina, Brazil) from September 22 to 26, 2019. The event will be chaired by Professor Ivan H. Bechtold of the Department of Physics of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) ) and Professor Hugo Gallardo, from the Chemistry Department of UFSC.

Balneário Camboriú. Por Carlos Eduardo Joos. https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45433625

“Balneário Camboriú”. By Carlos Eduardo Joos. https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45433625


The XIX B-MRS Meeting will be held jointly with the IUMRS – International Conference on Electronic Materials (ICEM-2020) in Foz do Iguaçu (State of Parana, Brazil), from August 30 to September 3, 2020. The chairman of the event will be Professor Gustavo M Dalpian (UFABC).

Cataratas do Iguaçu. By Martin St-Amant (S23678) - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3946052
“Iguaçu falls”. By Martin St-Amant (S23678) – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3946052


B-MRS listens to the community: suggestions of topics and speakers and call for symposia.

B-MRS has opened a new channel for communication with the scientific community to receive suggestions for the next event, regarding:

  • plenary speakers
  • themes for symposia

The suggestions should be sent by October 15 to the e-mail programa@sbpmat.org.br.

Plenary lectures should address a broad audience (different levels of training and diverse research topics). Plenarists must be outstanding scientists, renowned in the international scientific community, and able to provide a motivational lecture about the progress achieved over time, as well as challenges and perspectives for the future, in a specific research topic.

Thematic symposia are the axis of B-MRS meetings. Scientific contributions, both in oral and poster sessions, are presented by the symposia participants. For the next meeting, the scientific community is invited to to participate  in the choice of thematic symposia that will compose the program in two ways:

  • With previous suggestions: sent by any member of the scientific community to programa@sbpmat.org.br until October 15, 2018.
  • Submission of symposia proposals: submitted through an electronic form by a group of PhD researchers from the scientific community who wish to be symposium organizers, between 1 and 31 October 2018 (please notice the dates, well before the usual period from previous meetings). Go to submission form.