Abstract submission for the XVI B-MRS/ SBPMat Meeting is open until May 5. This edition of the annual event of the Brazilian Materials Research Society will be held from September 10 to 14, 2017, in the city of Gramado (Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil), at the FAURGS event center.
This interdisciplinary and international event is dedicated to the presentation and discussion, in English language, of scientific and technological advances achieved in the field of materials. In recent editions, the meeting has gathered around 2,000 participants from various points of Brazil and dozens of other countries.
This edition of the event comprises 23 thematic symposia, in which researchers and students from Brazil and abroad can submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation. The symposia cover a wide range of research topics in Materials, from the study, synthesis and modification of various materials (polymers, metals, composites, hydrogels, nanomaterials, biomaterials) to their use in the fields of energy, aeronautics, health, electronics, bioelectronics, photonics, plasmonics, photocatalysis and other. The environmental impact and safe use of some materials will also be addressed in the symposia.
The best contributions from each symposium presented by undergraduate or graduate students will be highlighted at the end of the event through the Bernhard Gross Award from B-MRS, which honors one of the pioneers of materials research in Brazil.
The symposia coordinators of this edition of the event are researchers from all Brazilian regions and from Argentina, Canada, Portugal, Spain, UK, and USA. The chair of the event is Professor Daniel Eduardo Weibel, from the Institute of Chemistry of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).
In addition to technical sessions and invited lectures, the event will feature a series of plenary lectures with internationally renowned scientists, as well as an industrial exhibition.
Information about the XVI B-MRS Meeting and instructions for authors can be found at the event’s website: http://sbpmat.org.br/16confronts/home/