Abstract submission is open until April 25th for oral and poster presentation at the XIX B-MRS Meeting + IURMS ICEM 2021, which will be held in virtual format from August 30 to September 3 this year. Registrations to participate in the event are also open with early registration fees until July 30th.
The event brings together the 19th edition of the annual meeting of the Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat/B-MRS) and the 17th edition of the international biennial conference on electronic materials organized by the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS).
Interdisciplinary and international, the event is dedicated to the presentation and discussion, in English, of scientific and technological advances achieved in the field of materials. In the last editions, the B-MRS Meeting has brought together about 1,500 participants from different parts of Brazil and dozens of other countries.
Abstracts can be submitted within the 24 thematic symposia, covering a wide range of research topics, from materials design to applications, including synthesis, manufacture, modification and characterization of materials. The symposia encompass many types of materials: conductive polymers, hydrogels, hybrid materials and nanocomposites, nanomaterials, metal oxides, electroceramics, biomaterials, superconductors and quantum materials, among others. Concerning the applications, the symposia include advances in materials for energy harvesting, storage and conversion, for oil and gas indystry, for decontamination, health, electronics and photonics, among others. Advances in the field of toxicology and regulation of nanomaterials and nanoregulation will also be discussed. Finally, the event will feature a symposium organized by the B-MRS University Chapters on research, entrepreneurship and the future.
The symposia of the XIX B-MRS Meeting are coordinated by researchers from different parts of Brazil, as well as Argentina, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA and Uruguay . The general coordinator of the event is Professor Gustavo Martini Dalpian, from the Brazilian Federal University of ABC (UFABC).
Each symposium comprises oral and poster sessions, as well as invited lectures by internationally renowned researchers. The event also features seven plenary lectures by internationally renowned scientists: Prof Alex Zunger (University of Colorado Boulder, USA), Prof Edson Leite (LNNano, Brazil), Prof Hideo Hosono (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan), Prof John Rogers (Northwestern University, USA ), Prof Luisa Torsi (Università degli Studi di Bari “A. Moro”, Italy), Prof Tao Deng (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China), Prof Thuc-Quyen Nguyen (University of California Santa Barbara, USA). The traditional Memorial Lecture Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro will be given by Prof Cid Bartolomeu de Araújo (UFPE).
The best works of each symposium presented by undergraduate or graduate students will be distinguished at the end of the event with awards from B-MRS (the Bernhard Gross Award). In addition, ACS Publications will award cash prizes, of R$ 2,000 each, to the five best posters and five best oral presentations of the entire event. To apply for the awards, authors must submit an extended abstract in addition to the conventional one, after being notified of the acceptance of the work at the event.