Boletim da SBPMat. Edição especial: Reportagem do XVIII B-MRS Meeting!


 

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Boletim da Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa em Materiais

Edição especial:
Reportagem do XVIII B-MRS Meeting!

Em números

  • Cerca de 1.700 participantes.

  • Gênero: 56% homens, 44 % mulheres.

  • 42 % estudantes de pós-graduação, 35 % profissionais, 23 % estudantes de graduação.

  • Países dos inscritos: 27 países da América do Sul, Central e do Norte, da Europa e da Ásia (95% do Brasil).

  • Estados dos inscritos do Brasil: 25 estados da federação, cobrindo as 5 regiões do país.

  • Instituições representadas: cerca de 400.

  • 23 simpósios organizados por mais de 100 organizadores de 9 países.

  • Mais de 2.000 trabalhos efetivamente apresentados (aproximadamente 1.500 pôsteres, 400 orais e 100 palestras convidadas).

  • 34 trabalhos premiados entre 137 trabalhos inscritos para concorrer aos prêmios.

  • 14 salas para apresentações orais simultâneas.

  • 8 palestras plenárias e 1 palestra memorial

  • 13 palestras técnicas de expositores.

  • 1 tutorial, 2 painéis de discussão e 1 workshop.

  • 17 patrocinadores – expositores.

  • 33 apoiadores, principalmente editoras/ revistas científicas e agências brasileiras de fomento.

Relato das sessões do evento.

Uma reportagem ilustrada do evento, com links para arquivos, álbuns e documentos. No site da SBPMat.

Acesse a reportagem aqui.

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Álbuns do evento.

As principais fotos do evento (sessões, festa, cerimônias, homenagens), feitas pelo fotógrafo oficial, para você olhar ou baixar. No Google Photos.

Acesse os álbuns aqui.

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Arquivos de apresentações.

Arquivos de palestras plenárias, palestra memorial e apresentações de abertura e encerramento, cedidos pelos autores. No Slideshare da SBPMat.

Acesse as apresentações aqui.

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Lista de estudantes premiados.

Os nomes e instituições dos 34 estudantes que receberam os prêmios Bernhard Gross Award, ACS Publications Prizes e RSC Prizes por trabalhos apresentados no evento. No site da SBPMat.

Acesse a lista aqui.

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XIX B-MRS Meeting: chamada de simpósios prorrogada.

A pedido da comunidade, a chamada de propostas de simpósio foi prorrogada até 18 de novembro de 2019. O XIX B-MRS Meeting será realizado em conjunto com o IUMRS-ICEM em Foz do Iguaçu de 30 de agosto a 3 de setembro de 2020.

Saiba mais aqui.

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Aviso: os certificados de participação e apresentação do XVIII B-MRS Meeting estão disponíveis no sistema do evento mediante login e senha: https://www.eventweb.com.br/xviiisbpmat/home-event/

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XVIII B-MRS Meeting: Highlights of some symposia.


Symposium K: i-Caloric Materials and Applications.

The general impression from participants and organizers is that the symposium was very successful. The number of abstracts, although not as high as other symposia, was higher than we expected. All the speakers, invited or not, attended. The works presented, both the seminars and the posters, were of excellent quality.

Alexandre Magnus Gomes Carvalho (CNPEM)

 

Symposium S: Computational Design for Development of Functional Materials – Synergy between Theoreticians and Experimentalists

The symposium had a high level of presentations, with the participation of national and international researchers. The questions and discussions were intense.  We highlight the participation of researchers Elson Longo, and Stefano Baroni, São Carlos, Brazil and, Trieste, Italia, respectively. Both presented the state of the art in applications and correlations between theoretical and experimental research. The poster section also had a high level and with the intense participation of young researchers, demonstrating that the future of theoretical research applied to materials is promising.

Julio Ricardo Sambrano (Unesp)

 

Symposium T: Nanofibers, Applications and Related Technology.

The symposium T was organized by Profa. Dra Claudia Merlini (UFSC), Prof. Dr. Cicero R. Cena (UFMS), Prof. Dr. Deuber L. S. Agostini (UNESP) and Profa. Dra Roselena Faez (UFSCar). We received 75 abstracts, 6 oral presentations and 5 invited speakers. Interesting and highly quality works were presented in two days of the symposium by authors from different regions of Brazil and international institutions of different countries. The invited speakers were Prof. Dr. Enzo Menna (Università degli Studi di Padova – Italy), Dr. Gilberto Siqueira (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland), Profa. Dra. Ana Paula Immich (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Prof. Dr. Hernane da Silva Barud (Universidade de Araraquara (UNIARA), Prof. Dr. Eliton S. Medeiros (Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB). The invited speakers, all experts and distinguished professors in the field, have made important contributions to the scientific community, bringing innovations related to the manufacture, applications and characterizations of natural and synthetic nanofibers. The Symposium was financial supported by FAPESC (Edital PROEVENTOS 2019/2020). This was the second edition of Symposium focused exclusively to Nanofibers and Applications in the B-MRS Meeting, with an expressive numbers of participants.

Claudia Merlini (UFSC)

XVIII B-MRS Meeting: O evento em números.


logo médioParticipantes

– Cerca de 1.700 participantes.

Dados dos inscritos

Gênero: 56% homens, 44 % mulheres.

– 42 % estudantes de pós-graduação, 35 % profissionais, 23 % estudantes de graduação.

Países dos inscritos: 27 países da América do Sul, Central e do Norte, da Europa e da Ásia (95% do Brasil).

Estados dos inscritos do Brasil: 25 estados da federação, cobrindo as 5 regiões do país.

Instituições representadas: cerca de 400.

Dados do programa técnico

– 23 simpósios organizados por mais de 100 organizadores de 9 países.

– Mais de 2.000 trabalhos efetivamente apresentados (aproximadamente 1.500 pôsteres, 400 orais e 100 palestras convidadas).

– 34 trabalhos premiados entre 137 trabalhos inscritos para concorrer aos prêmios.

– 14 salas para apresentações orais simultâneas.

– 8 palestras plenárias e 1 palestra memorial.

– 13 palestras técnicas de patrocinadores.

– 1 tutorial, 2 painéis de discussão e 1 workshop.

Apoio e patrocínio

– 17 expositores/ patrocinadores.

– 33 apoiadores, principalmente editoras/ revistas científicas e agências brasileiras de fomento.

XVIII B-MRS Meeting: Students Awards and Prizes.


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

Bernhard Gross Award

(Established by B-MRS in honor of Bernhard Gross, a pioneer of Brazilian materials research. It distinguishes the best oral and poster contributions presented by students in each symposium)

Winners of the Bernhard Gross Award 2019.
Winners of the Bernhard Gross Award 2019.

Symposium A

  • Alessandra Mara Garbosa Mutti (poster). Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Campus de Presidente Prudente (UNESP).
  • Marylyn Setsuko Arai (oral). Instituto de Física de São Carlos/USP (IFSC USP).

Symposium B

  • Bruna Gregatti de Carvalho (poster). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
  • Julia Andrea Carpenter (oral). Swiss Federal Institute of Technology / Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ETH Zürich (ETHZ).
  • Marzieh Kadivar (oral). Universidade de São Paulo (USP).

Symposium C

  • Dhésmon Lima (poster). Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG).

Symposium D

  • Ana Rita Ferreira Alves Teixeira (oral). Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB).
  • Larissa Oliveira Garcia (poster). Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” – Campus Bauru (UNESP).

Symposium E

  • Camila da Costa Pinto (poster). Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM).

Symposium F

  • Lucas Scalon (poster). Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR).
  • Marlene Notelio Borges Luíza de Morais (oral). Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP).
  • Priscila Cavassim (oral). University of Cambridge, Reino Unido da Grã-Bretanha e Irlanda do Norte, e Instituto de Física de São Carlos – Universidade de São Paulo (IFSC – USP).

Symposium G

  • Airton Germano Bispo Jr (oral). Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” – Campus Presidente Prudente (UNESP).
  • Lucas Fiocco Sciuti (poster). Instituto de Física de São Carlos – Universidade de São Paulo (IFSC – USP).

Symposium I

  • Isabela Trindade Coutinho (oral). Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC).
  • Maiara Schein Trevisol (poster). Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

Symposium J

  • Daniel Silva Costa (poster). Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR).

Symposium M

  • Pamela Costa Carvalho (poster). Universidade de São Paulo (USP).
  • Syed Adnan Raza (oral). Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF).

Symposium N

  • Danilo Waismann Losito (oral). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP).
  • Janaína Arlete Prasniski (poster). Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN).

Symposium O

  • Raquel Alvim Figueiredo Mansur (oral). Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAV).

Symposium P

  • Marco Aurelio Horban (oral).  Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE).
  • Maya Alencar Medeiros (poster). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR).

Symposium Q

  • Cristie Luis Kugelmeier (oral). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR).
  • Luiz Felipe Bauri (poster). Escola Politécnica de Universidade de São Paulo (EPUSP).

Symposium R

  • Carla da Silva (poster). Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE).
  • Janine Karla França da Silva Braz (oral). Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-árido (UFERSA).

Symposium S

  • Pedro G. Demingos (oral). Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).
  • Viviane Maciel Almeida (poster). Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP).

Symposium U

  • Angela Elisa Crespi (oral). AddUp, Global Additive Solutions (ADDUP) e Paris-Sud University, França.
  • Kelly Schneider Moreira (poster). Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM).

Symposium V

  • Rodrigo Cezar de Campos Ferreira (oral). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

Symposium X

  • Letícia Silva De Bortoli (poster). Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC).

ACS Publications Prizes

(Sponsored by journals of ACS Publications, a division of the American Chemical Society. Prizes for the best student contributions of all the event)

Winners of the ACS Publications Prizes with Mônica Cotta (right) representing ACS.
Winners of the ACS Publications Prizes with Mônica Cotta (right) representing ACS.

ACS Publications Best Oral Presentation Prizes

  • Airton Germano Bispo Jr (UNESP, Brazil).
  • Marzieh Kadivar (USP).
  • Priscila Cavassin (University of Cambridge, UK and IFSC, Brazil).
  • Rodrigo Cezar de Campos Ferreira (UNICAMP, Brazil).
  • Syed Adnan Raza (CBPF, Brazil).

ACS Publications Best Posters Prizes

  • Daniel Silva Costa (UFPR, Brazil).
  • Dhésmon Lima (UEPG, Brazil).
  • Larissa Oliveira Garcia (UNESP, Brazil).
  • Letícia Silva de Bortoli (UFSC, Brazil).
  • Lucas Scalon (UTFPR, Brazil).

 


RSC Prizes 

(Sponsored by journals of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Prizes for the best student contributions of all the event)

Winners of the RSC Prizes with Elizabeth Magalhães (center) representing RSC.
Winners of the RSC Prizes with Elizabeth Magalhães (center) representing RSC.
  • Cristie Luis Kugelmeier (UFSCar, Brazil).
  • Danilo Waismann Losito (UNIFESP, Brazil).
  • Julia Andrea Carpenter (ETH, Switzerland).
  • Maya Alencar Medeiros (UFSCar, Brazil).

 

 

 

 

 

 


See the online photo album of the Student Awards Ceremony, here.

B-MRS Newsletter. Get ready for the XVIII B-MRS Meeting!


 

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The Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society.

Special issue:
Get ready for the XVIII B-MRS Meeting!

Message from the Chair

Dear attendees,

It will be a great honor to receive you in Balneário Camboriú-SC for the 18th Brazil-MRS Meeting, in the period of September 22nd-26th, 2019.

There is a remarkable list of top international plenarists, and 23 symposia in all scientific themes in materials science with high level of confirmed invited speakers. More than 2500 submitted papers, representing institutions of different countries and almost all regions of Brazil. This is a record in the history of the meeting.

We dedicated ourselves to offer you the best conditions for a productive period of science discussions and knowledge exchange in order to promote scientific cooperation.

I am looking forward seeing you in Balneário Camboriú.

With kind regards,

Ivan H. Bechtold – Chair

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Useful information

Airport transfer. Do you want to book a transfer from the international airport of Navegantes or Florianópolis to Balneário Camboriú? You can contact by WhatsApp the booking desk of Guarupa (a Brazilian transportation app): +55 47 9130-9001.

Event venues. Due to the high participation and to ensure everyone’s comfort, the sessions and activities will take place in two hotels, 300 meters apart: Hotel Sibara Flat & Conventions and Mercure Camboriu Hotel. The opening session of the event will be held at the Cristo Luz Complex, one of the main tourist attractions in the city. Know more about the venues.

Shuttle to the opening session. There will be free shuttle service between Sibara Hotel and Cristo Luz Complex on Sunday 22 from 5 pm on. The complex is a 10-minute taxi/Uber ride from Sibara Hotel. It is recommended to arrive in advance.

Already registered participants. Participants who have already registered online can print their barcode to avoid queues. Access the event system with username and password, go to “Attendee” and “Print registration confirmation page”.

Onsite registration. Onsite registration remains open until the last day of the event at Sibara Hotel. B-MRS members have special discounts. You can become a member or renew your membership during the event’s registration and enjoy the special fees. See values.

Program. The program at a glance is available here. The presentation schedule, by symposium, is here. And the PDF file of the program book can be downloaded here. Changes in presentation times may still occur due to desistances. However, any changes will be updated on the online presentation schedule and app.

App of the event. The free app of the event is available at the official app stores of Android (Google Play) and Apple (App Store). Search “XVIII B-MRS Meeting” and download it to your smartphone. Features: schedule, maps, useful phones, personal schedule, QR code reader to access posters abstracts, and more.

Conference party. The party will take place on Wednesday 25, starting at 9 pm, at the lounge of the Green Valley Club, elected ‘The Most Prestigious International Club’ in 2013, 2015, 2018 and now 2019. The band of the party will be the “Brothers“. Tickets (limited) will be on sale for R$ 20 at the event secretariat from Monday 23.

Exhibitors fair. Visit the booths around the coffee break area, next to the secretariat, at Sibara Hotel!

Poster sessions. All symposia poster sessions will take place at Sibara Hotel, 17th floor, Adriatico room.

Students awards ceremony. The best students contributions presented during the meeting will receive prizes from B-MRS, ACS Publications journals and RSC journals. Prizes will only be awarded if the authors (students) are present at the ceremony, which will be held at the closing session of the event, on September 26 from 12:30 to 2 pm.

Memorial lecture. At Cristo Luz Complex (opening session).

On Sunday 22 in the opening session, at Cristo Luz Complex, Prof. Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas (USP, Brazil) will give the B-MRS annual Memorial Lecture. Prof. Yvonne, a pioneer who led the introduction and development in Brazil of X-rays crystallography, will talk about the origins and panorama of this technique in the country. See our interview with her.

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Plenary Lectures. At Sibara Hotel, 4C floor.

On Monday 23 at 8:15 am, Prof. Stefano Baroni (SISSA, Italy) will talk about color expression in natural pigments, a basic science issue wit direct impact in the food industry, which he has been addressing using computational methods. Prof. Baroni is recognized for having made important contributions to the development of computational techniques for the study of materials at the nanoscale. See mini interview.

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On Monday 23 at 4:45 pm, Prof. Norbert Koch (HU, Germany) will present promising structures for optoelectronic devices, which combine inorganic and organic semiconductors. Prof. Koch is the author of industry-impacting insights about the basic mechanisms that govern optoelectronic devices performance. See mini interview.

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On Tuesday 24 at 8:15 am, Prof. Antônio José Roque da Silva (CNPEM, Brazil) will talk about Sirius, the new Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source whose project and construction he has been leading since 2009. Sirius will be the largest and most complex scientific infrastructure ever built in the country and one of the first fourth-generation synchrotron lightsources of the world. Know more about Sirius.

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On Tuesday 24 at 4:45 pm, Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra (UPC, Spain) will discuss a new generation of bone graft biomaterials, made through nature-inspired methods, that bring together the advantages of natural and artificial bones. Prof. Ginebra has created a spin-off company to transfer the knowledge on these materials to “real life”. See mini interview.

maria pau

On Wednesday 25 at 8:15 am, Prof. Julia Greer (Caltech, USA), who is the author of seminal contributions to nanomechanics, will show a series of three-dimensional structures, based on innovatively engineered nanomaterials. Prof. Greer will share the synthesis, composition and amazing properties of her metamaterials. See mini interview.

julia greer

On Wednesday 25 at 4:45 pm, Prof. Mingzhong Wu (CSU, USA) will talk about a promising and yet enigmatic group of materials, the topological insulators. Prof. Wu will report his experiments on systems consisting of magnetic and topological insulators interacting between them, with interesting scientific results and potential applications. See mini interview.

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On Thursday 26 at 8:15 am, the plenary speaker will be Prof. Maurizio Prato (UNITS, Italy), an expert in adding organic molecules to the surface of carbon nanomaterials, opening up possibilities of applications in segments such as nanomedicine and energy. In the lecture, Prof. Prato will show fascinating results of using carbon nanomaterials for neuronal growth and clean energy generation. See mini interview.

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On Thursday 26 at 11:30 am, Prof. Alan Taub (U-M, USA), will address the integrated efforts needed to develop affordable lightweight components for vehicles. Prof. Taub has made a notable career in industry, culminating in the Vice Presidency of General Motor´s Global R&D.

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Other program highlights (free of charge for all event participants)

Sunday 22 from 1 to 5 pm at the 3rd floor of Sibara Hotel. Young Researchers School: How to Produce and Publish High Impact Papers. A tutorial by Prof. Valtencir Zucolotto (USP, Brazil) on high-impact research, writing and publication.

Tuesday 24, from 12:10 to 1:50 pm at Sibara Hotel, 3rd floor, Atlântico room. Material bonds: Brazilian-German exchanges in Materials Research. Representatives of German agencies will provide information on funding programmes and collaboration opportunities, and scientists working in the field of materials will share their experiences. Lunch boxes will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Tuesday 24 morning and afternoon at Sibara Hotel, 4C floor, Caspio room. Technical lectures. Companies in the field of scientific instrumentation will offer 13 technical lectures, 20 minutes each, on techniques and equipment for characterization of materials. See schedule.

Wednesday 25 from 12:10 to 1:50 pm at Sibara Hotel, 3rd floor, Persico room. Mastering the Art of Scientific Publication – ACS Publications’ Meet the Editors. A panel session about writing an effective paper, journal submission, review processes, and post-publication efforts with ACS editors. Lunch boxes will be distributed. Free registration in https://www.eventweb.com.br/xviiisbpmat/home-event/ (add/edit activities). Vacancies may have been filled.

Wednesday 25 from 12:10 to 1:50 pm at Sibara Hotel, 3rd floor, Atlântico room. Demonstration of ANSYS Granta’s software for materials research (CES Selector) and teaching (CES EduPack) with free software trial to all attendees. Lunch boxes will be distributed. Free registration in https://www.eventweb.com.br/xviiisbpmat/home-event/ (add/edit activities). Vacancies may have been filled.

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XVIII B-MRS Meeting: panel with ACS Editors.


Panel session “Mastering the Art of Scientific Publication – ACS Publications’ Meet the Editors”

Description

While the electronic age has made the publication process easier and quicker, optimizing the structure of a scientific paper requires a certain degree of skill and proficiency. During this “ACS Publications’ Meet the Editors” event, editors from some of our journals will summarize the key steps involved in writing an effective paper, journal submission, review processes, and post-publication efforts.

Panelists

Julia R. Greer, Carlos Toro, Osvaldo Oliveira Jr and Mônica Cotta.
Julia R. Greer, Carlos Toro, Osvaldo Oliveira Jr and Mônica Cotta.
  • Julia R. Greer – Ruben F. and Donna Mettler Professor of Materials Science, Medical Engineering, and Mechanics/ California Institute of Technology. Associate Editor, Nano Letters.
  • Carlos Toro – Managing Editor /Journals Publishing Group/ ACS Publications Division.
  • Osvaldo N. Oliveira Jr. – Professor of the São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil. Executive Editor, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • Monica A. Cotta –  Full Professor in Physics at University of Campinas, Brazil. Associate Editor, ACS Applied Nano Materials.

When?

September 25, 2019, from 12:00 to 14:00. 

Where?

At Sibara Hotel, Persico room (3rd floor).

Registration

Free registration is limited to 180 participants. Go the general registration meeting system and choose this session in “add/edit activities”: https://www.eventweb.com.br/xviiisbpmat/home-event/

Lunch boxes will be provided.

 


 

Featured scientist: Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain).


Prof Maria-Pau Ginebra
Prof Maria-Pau Ginebra

After blood, bone is the most frequently implanted/ transplanted tissue, with about 2 million bone grafts performed each year worldwide – a number that tends to increase at the rate of population aging. A well-known case is that of the jaw graft to allow firmer dental implants. However, many other causes, such as tumors, severe fractures, congenital malformations or even infections, may cause a patient to need a graft, that is to say, an implant of a natural or synthetic piece of bone to support the natural growth of bone tissue.

In Barcelona, at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), a research group has been successfully working on the development of innovative tissue regeneration biomaterials. Led by Professor Maria-Pau Ginebra, the multidisciplinary group consists of 30 researchers. After many published papers and patents obtained, Professor Ginebra decided to found, along with other members of the group, a spin-off company to bring the results of years of research into real life. Thus, in 2013, Mimetis Biomaterials was created, dedicated to nature-inspired bone regeneration solutions.

On the afternoon of September 24, Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra will deliver a plenary lecture at the XVIII B-MRS Meeting. She will talk about a new generation of bone graft biomaterials, made through nature-inspired methods that allow control of the structure and composition of the material at the nano scale. The resulting biomaterials bring together the benefits of both natural and artificial bones, including the possibility of producing personalized grafts on 3D printers.

See our mini-interview with this Spanish scientist, Full Professor and Head of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at UPC, President of Mimetis Biomaterials, and Member of the Editorial Board of Acta Biomaterialia, Journal of Tissue Engineering and the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

B-MRS Newsletter: – You work in a research area that has a direct impact on society. What, in your opinion, is your scientific discovery with the greatest actual or potential impact? Please describe it very briefly.

One of the great challenges in the field of bone regeneration is the development of synthetic materials that are able to be degraded and transformed in newly formed bone. In this case, the synchronization between material degradation and new bone deposition is critical, and very difficult to achieve. We have demonstrated that this can be accomplished by using biomimetic processing routes, which allow tuning the nanostructure and composition of hydroxyapatite, mimicking more closely the mineral phase of bone. In this way the synthetic material can enter the natural bone remodeling cycle, allowing for this progressive transformation in new bone tissue.

B-MRS Newsletter: – Turning scientific knowledge into products is not an easy task. In your experience, what are the most important factors in getting a lab research to become a product on the market?

The transformation of the scientific achievements into real products is indeed a great challenge. This is particularly difficult in the biomedical field, where the scientists face a number of regulatory restrictions which were often overlooked during the previous stages of more “academic” research. In my experience, to be successful, you need the confluence of a good idea and the right people. Moreover, you need money. In summary, in my experience there are three main aspects that determine the success of the translation of a good idea to the market: 1) selecting a good team, with people mastering the different aspects of entrepreneurship, which we, as scientist, do not know; from regulation/legislation to marketing and financial aspects; 2) finding appropriate investors is always necessary; the innovation in the biomedical field is particularly expensive; 3) being willing to work really hard.

For more information on this speaker and the plenary talk she will deliver at the XVIII B-MRS Meeting, click on the speaker’s photo and the title of the lecture here https://www.sbpmat.org.br/18encontro/#lectures.

Featured scientist: Prof. Stefano Baroni (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Italy).


Prof Stefano Baroni
Prof Stefano Baroni

Many shades of blue, red and purple that we can see in the vegetable kingdom (for example, in grapes, raspberries, eggplants and flowers such as violets) are known to be generated by the presence of natural pigments called anthocyanins. However, what makes anthocyanin express in a plant a certain tone of this wide range? This intriguing basic science issue has applications of great interest to the food industry in its quest for healthier dyes from natural components.

A thorough answer will be presented in a plenary lecture of the XVIII B-MRS Meeting by Stefano Baroni, Full Professor of Condensed Matter Theoretical Physics at Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) – an institution located in Trieste (Italy), dedicated to research and graduate studies in various areas of science. Baroni has been studying that issue, using, mainly, a computational method that considers phenomena occurring at the molecular level over several time scales.

Prof. Stefano Baroni is an internationally renowned Italian scientist who loves to invent and improve computational methods to unveil the properties of matter at the molecular scale and apply them to problems of fundamental and applicative interest. For example, Baroni is one of the principal creators of Density Functional Perturbation Theory (DFPT), a computational tool that allows the study of physical properties of materials that depend on responses to external perturbations. He is also the founder and one the main instigators of the Quantum ESPRESSO, project, one of the most popular open source softwares for quantum materials modeling and calculations at the nanoscale, and founding director of the Quantum ESPRESSO Foundation.

Stefano Baroni obtained a degree in Physics from the Università di Pisa (Italy) in 1978. After that, until 1984, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland. Later, he became Assistant Professor at the Department of Theoretical Physics at the Università degli Studi di Trieste until he joined SISSA in 1988. From 1994 to 1998, he was Director of CECAM, a European center for research in computational sciences and their applications, then based at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, in France. Thereafter, until 2003, he served as coordinator in Trieste of the Istitituto Nazione per la Fisica della Materia (INFM). From 2001 to 2008, he was Founding Director of the DEMOCRITOS national simulation center, now part of the Italian CNR. Baroni has been a visiting professor at many institutions around the world, including Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France), Princeton University (USA), University of Minnesota (USA), University of Sydney (Australia), University College London (UK).

See our mini interview with Prof. Stefano Baroni.

B-MRS Newsletter: – We´d like to know more about your scientific work. Please choose one or two of your favorite/ high-impact contributions, briefly describe them, and share the references.

For forty years my research has been motivated by the attempt to solve the fundamental equations that determine the properties of materials at the atomic scale, in the most realistic conditions practically accessible to computational science. While this effort, which I shared with many scientists more talented than me around the world, is having a tremendous impact in many and diverse technologies, as this Conference convincingly witnesses, my own motivation has been, how to say?, a bit “swotty”? Theorists like me strive to understand. Geniuses sometimes understand what they cannot teach or do not care to implement. Ordinary swots have to do, implement, and teach in order to convince themselves they have understood, and this is what I have been doing all my life, like a Renaissance craftsman. I am probably mostly known for density functional perturbation theory [https://doi.org/10.1103/RevModPhys.73.515], a technique that Paolo Giannozzi and I introduced in the late 80s [https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.58.1861] and that is now considered the state of the art in the simulation of the vibrational properties of condensed matter. In the late 00s my colleagues and I generalised this technique to account for the dynamical phenomena that are probed in optical spectroscopies [https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.113001, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2899649]. This work provided the methodological motivation for me to enter the field of molecular spectroscopy, which eventually led me to study the color of flowers and fruits. The challenge to compute what others believe cannot be computed was also the motivation for me to enter the fascinating field of heat and charge transport in condensed matter, a senile passion I will have the privilege to report on in Symposium S of this conference on September 24 at 9:30 [https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys3509, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-15843-2, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11572-4, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.255901, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-019-0562-0].

B-MRS Newsletter: – The subject of the talk aroused our curiosity. Could you tell us what led you to study these pigments? Does it have to do with industrial interest? With the search for fundamental answers? With the application of a new methodology?

As mentioned before, I was drawn to molecular spectroscopy while seeking useful applications for a new computational method that my collaborators and I had devised to deal with dynamical perturbations to quantum-mechanical systems. Ask around what would be the most important application of molecules absorbing light, and many would answer: “solar cells to produce clean, inexhaustible, energy”. So we went, and we were induced into the wrong thinking that efficient and inexpensive solar cells could be manufactured “using fruit juice” (i.e. using anthocyanins as the light-absorbing element of a photovoltaic device). It soon became clear that while the principle per se is not wrong (in fact, organic solar cells based on it are routinely assembled and used for educational purposes https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/uoh_organic_activity1, https://education.mrsec.wisc.edu/titanium-dioxide-raspberry-solar-cell/) the stability and efficiency of the resulting device are far too poor for industrial purposes. Meanwhile, our work attracted some attention, and I was invited to some important meetings on solar energy. On one occasion, I declined the invitation knowing that our work could not have a real impact in the field. The organisers flatteringly insisted, and I finally accepted under the condition that I would not talk of solar energy, but of the color of fruits and flowers, which had meanwhile started to arouse my curiosity. A few months later I was approached by a representative of a head-hunting company who, seeking an expert in the molecular simulation of natural dyes on behalf of a major multinational food manufacturer, had stumbled across the abstract of my talk. When I received the telephone call I thought it was a prank and I almost hung up on her. I resisted the impulse, and that was the beginning of an exciting five-years adventure in industrial research, which I never thought I would have lived and whose story I will tell in Balneário Camboriú …

For more information on this speaker and the plenary talk he will deliver at the XVIII B-MRS Meeting, click on the speaker’s photo and the title of the lecture here https://www.sbpmat.org.br/18encontro/#lectures.

Royal Society of Chemistry reúne artigos de autores do Brasil em coleção comemorativa do B-MRS Meeting.


RSC_collectionA Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) preparou uma coleção online de artigos de autores brasileiros em comemoração ao XVIII B-MRS Meeting (Balneário Camboriú, 22 a 26 de setembro de 2019). A RSC é apoiadora desta edição do evento anual da SBPMat.

Intitulada Materials and Nano Research in Brazil, a coleção reúne 55 artigos publicados em periódicos da editora RSC entre 2017 e 2019. Todos os artigos selecionados podem ser acessados sem custo (open access) até 15 de outubro de 2019.

A coleção está disponível em www.rsc.li/brazil-mrs-2019

Boletim da SBPMat. 83ª edição.


 

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Boletim da
Sociedade Brasileira
de Pesquisa em Materiais

Edição nº 83. 31 de julho de 2019.

Nota Pública da SBPMat

A diretoria e o conselho da Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa em Materiais (SBPMat) se solidarizam com o Diretor do INPE, Prof. Ricardo Magnus Osório Galvão, sobre comentários infundados do Sr. Presidente Jair Bolsonaro (…)

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Notícias da SBPMat

Eleições na SBPMat. A comissão eleitoral já homologou as candidaturas. Conheça a chapa candidata à Diretoria Executiva e a lista de sócios que mostraram interesse em ser votados para o Conselho Deliberativo, aqui. O período para votação será de 22 de setembro a 04 de outubro 2019. Sócios com anuidade em dia poderão votar online em suas áreas de sócios no portal da SBPMat, ou presencialmente durante o XVIII B-MRS Meeting, no local do evento.

XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS-ICEM 2020 (Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil, 30 de agosto a 3 de setembro de 2020). A Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa em Materiais (SBPMat/ B-MRS) e a União Internacional de Sociedades de Pesquisa em Materiais (IUMRS) convidam a comunidade científica internacional a enviar propostas de simpósio para o evento conjunto que agregará o evento anual da SBPMat e a conferência internacional de materiais eletrônicos da IUMRS. A chamada de simpósios está aberta até 31 de outubro de 2019. Saiba mais, aqui.

Artigo em Destaque

Uma equipe científica multidisciplinar desenvolveu em laboratórios brasileiros um nanomaterial com interessantes propriedades magnéticas, luminescentes e bioquímicas, e verificou sua baixa toxicidade em testes in vivo realizados com embriões de peixe-zebra. O nanomaterial é uma nanoplataforma promissora para o desenvolvimento de aplicações nas áreas de saúde, biotecnologia e meio ambiente. Um artigo sobre o trabalho foi recentemente publicado, com destaque em capa, na ACS Applied Nano Materials. Saiba mais.

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Cientista em Destaque

Entrevistamos a professora Julia Greer, do California Institute of Technology (EUA). Autora de contribuições seminais à nanomecânica, a cientista, que também é pianista, atualmente desenvolve inovadoras estruturas tridimensionais baseadas em nanomateriais, e estuda de que maneira suas propriedades superiores surgem da interação entre as escalas atômica, nano e micro. No XVIII B-MRS Meeting, ela proferirá uma palestra sobre esses interessantes metamateriais. Veja nossa entrevista.

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Da Ideia à Inovação

A Innoma pretende espalhar inovação na indústria brasileira. A startup desenvolve tecnologias para produzir nanoativos de alta eficiência que podem ser usados como matérias-primas por empresas de diversos segmentos. O primeiro produto, um nanoativo de prata antimicrobiano, já está sendo comercializado. Veja nossa matéria sobre a Innoma, aqui.

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Novidades dos Sócios SBPMat

Artigo de sócio da SBPMat Oswaldo Luiz Alves (IQ – Unicamp) é selecionado para compor coleção da Royal Society of Chemistry. Saiba mais.

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XVIII B-MRS Meeting/ Encontro da SBPMat
(Balneário Camboriú, SC, 22 a 26 de setembro de 2019)

Site do evento: www.sbpmat.org.br/18encontro/

Inscrições. O período para pagar a taxa de inscrição com desconto encerra no dia 2 de agosto. Além disso, sócios da SBPMat têm descontos especiais na inscrição, sendo que é possível pagar a anuidade de sócio no ato da inscrição. Saiba mais, aqui.

Programa. Está no ar a programação resumida do evento, com as atividades técnicas e sociais, e a distribuição de sessões orais e de pôster. Veja aqui.

Impressão de pôsteres. É possível enviar o arquivo do pôster por e-mail e retirar a impressão no local do evento. Saiba mais.

Local do evento. O encontro será realizado no Hotel Sibara Flat & Convenções, localizado no centro da cidade, próximo a hotéis, restaurantes e lojas, e a apenas 100 metros do mar. Saiba mais, aqui.

Local da abertura. A cerimônia de abertura, a palestra memorial e o coquetel de boas-vindas serão realizados no dia 22 de setembro (domingo) no complexo Cristo Luz, uma das principais atrações turísticas da cidade. Haverá transporte para o local, saindo do Hotel Sibara a partir das 17:00. Conheça o local, aqui.

Palestra memorial. A tradicional Palestra Memorial Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro será proferida pela professora Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas (IFSC – USP). Saiba mais sobre a palestrante homenageada, aqui.

Festa do evento. Será realizada no lounge do Green Valley, um destacado clube noturno. Saiba mais sobre o Green Valley, aqui. A festa contará com a impactante banda Brothers. Assista à Brothers, aqui.

Cidade-sede. Balneário Camboriú (SC) é um importante destino turístico que oferece praias urbanas e agrestes, ecoturismo e esportes de aventura, além de passeios de barco, bondinho, bicicleta e teleférico – tudo dentro de uma paisagem única que combina serra, mar e arranha-céus. O visitante tem acesso a muitíssimas opções de gastronomia, hospedagem e compras, bem como à agitada vida noturna que se destaca no cenário brasileiro.

Hospedagem, passagens, transfers etc. Confira as opções do hotel e da agência oficial do evento, aqui.

Palestras plenárias. Destacados cientistas de instituições da Alemanha, Espanha, Estados Unidos e Itália proferirão palestras plenárias sobre temas de fronteira no evento. Também haverá uma plenária do brasileiro Antônio José Roque da Silva, diretor do CNPEM e do projeto Sirius. Saiba mais sobre as plenárias, aqui.

Simpósios. 23 simpósios propostos pela comunidade científica internacional compõem esta edição do evento. Veja a lista de simpósios, aqui.

Organização. O chair do evento é o professor Ivan Helmuth Bechtold (Departamento de Física da UFSC) e o co-chair é o professor Hugo Gallardo (Departamento de Química da UFSC). O comitê de programa é formado pelos professores Iêda dos Santos (UFPB), José Antônio Eiras (UFSCar), Marta Rosso Dotto (UFSC) e Mônica Cotta (Unicamp). Conheça todos os organizadores, aqui.

Expositores e patrocinadores. 41 empresas e instituições já confirmaram participação no evento e apoio/patrocínio. Organizações interessadas em participar podem entrar em contato com Alexandre no e-mail comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Dicas de Leitura

– Fatores de impacto 2018: resultados dos periódicos da ACS Publications. Saiba mais.

– Computação óptica: metamaterial resolve equação processando sinais ópticos (paper da Science). Saiba mais.

– Cientistas do Brasil desenvolvem nanocápsulas de membrana celular tumoral que transportam fármacos pelo organismo e os liberam em tumores para combater o câncer combinando hipertermia e quimioterapia (paper da Applied Bio Materials). Saiba mais.

Oportunidades

– Pós-doc na Alemanha em projeto internacional sobre revestimentos de hidroxiuretanas para implantes de PEEK modificados com enzimas. Saiba mais.

– Pós-doc no CTNano (UFMG) em dispositivos de grafeno para sensoriamento de gases (parceria com Petrobras). Saiba mais.

– Doutorado em membranas com bolsa CNPq na UFPR. Saiba mais.

Eventos

II Simpósio Multidisciplinar em Materiais do Centro-Oeste. Caldas Novas, GO (Brasil). 7 a 9 de agosto de 2019. Site.

20th International Sol-Gel Conference. São Petersburgo (Rússia). 25 a 30 de agosto de 2019. Site.

2nd CINE-M2P workshop. São Paulo, SP (Brasil). 26 e 27 de agosto de 2019. Site.

V Reunião Anual sobre Argilas Aplicadas. Franca, SP (Brasil). 28 a 30 de agosto de 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.

R2B Research to Business Itália-Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brasil). 19 de setembro de 2019. Site.

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

XL CBRAVIC (Brazilian Congress on Vacuum Applications in Industry and Science). 7 a 11 de outubro de 2019. Site.

XII Brazilian Symposium on Glass and Related Materials. Lavras, MG (Brasil). 22 a 25 de outubro de 2019. Site.

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

XIX B-MRS Meeting + 2020 IUMRS ICEM (International Conference on Electronic Materials). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brasil). 30 de agosto a 3 de setembro de 2020. Site.

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Você pode divulgar novidades, oportunidades, eventos ou dicas de leitura da área de Materiais, e sugerir papers, pessoas e temas para as seções do boletim. Escreva para comunicacao@sbpmat.org.br.