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Park Systems is proud to announce its distributor Nova Analitica will be present at the XVI Brazilian MRS Meeting in Gramada, RS from September 10-14, 2017.

This traditional forum is dedicated to the recent advances and perspectives in materials science and technology and will, for the first time, have the participation of several Latin American Materials Research Societies. This year’s event will have 8 featured speakers from institutions all over the world including UFRGS, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, the Fritz Haber Institute, of the Max Planck Society, IIT Mandi, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Rice University, and Pennsylvania State University. 

  • Event Dates : September 10-14, 2017 (Exhibit: April 9-11, 2017)
  • Venue : FAURGS — Gramado, RS / Brazil


About SBPMat:

The Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) was created on June 26, 2001, in the “General Assembly of Constitution”, culminating a process of three years, which was conducted by Prof. Guillermo Solórzano (PUC-Rio) and a group of physicists, engineers, and chemists of several Brazilian institutions.

One of the first important moments of such process was a Pan-American event on research, technology, and education in materials field, organized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with Science and technology institutions from Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, and held on June, 1998. In such workshop, it was evident for some Brazilian researchers that the materials national community needed a scientific society of multidisciplinary character to represent it. At that time some associations and events of the area already existed, but were sectoral or monodisciplinary.

In early 2000, the talks and exchanges of e-mails on the creation of a Brazilian materials research society started. Next, throughout that year, a group of researchers got in charge of personally presenting the proposal of the foundation of the society in a series of ten events and meetings held in several cities of Brazil.

At the end of such campaign, the foundation of a materials multidisciplinary society had thousands of adhesions – and a few objections. At the end of that year of 2000, the “Materials Interdisciplinary Commission” was formed, constituted by distinguished researchers acting in Brazil. The commission was devoted to continue progressing in the creation of the society.

In July, 2002, six months after its formal creation, SBPMat held in Rio de Janeiro its inaugural meeting. Its format, based on thematic symposia, which remains up to the present, was original in Brazil at the time. The first edition of the event had 400 participants and featured interaction between different areas of knowledge, and between several countries worldwide. Since then, the meeting has been held once a year in several Brazilian cities. In the last few editions, it gathered more than 1,500 participants.

In addition to the organization of the annual meeting and of other international events, SBPMat has carried out other actions for the Materials community and for the society in general. In 2012, the society launched the SBPMat newsletter, a monthly electronic bulletin dedicated to the dissemination and popularization of Materials Science and Technology, focusing on the work and people from Brazil. An English version was launched in 2014. SBPMat also maintains accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Slideshare. In 2014, the society created the SBPMat University Chapters program, which promotes the formation of teams of students formally linked to SBPMat to develop activities to complement their academic formation. In the same year, the society prepared, in partnership with the Institute of Physics, the document Science Impact, an overview on the materials research in Brazil, in English, available in digital and printed version.


Link: http://sbpmat.org.br/16encontro/home/index.php