Brazil shows that materials matter

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A new report highlighting the extraordinary growth of materials research in Brazil was launched today at the annual conference of the Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS). The report, produced by IOP Publishing on behalf of the B-MRS, reflects the rapid expansion in the field over the last two decades, with more than 2000 delegates registered to attend this year’s B-MRS meeting in João Pessoa.

The report is divided into topics ranging from electronics and engineering through to healthcare and biomaterials, and also provides an insight into the research networks and world-class infrastructure supported by Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The exclusive coverage in the report emerged from extensive research by IOP Publishing’s science journalists, along with face-to-face interviews with researchers at Brazil’s leading scientific institutions.

Roberto Mendonça Faria, president of the B-MRS, said: “The B-MRS is proud to publish this special report on materials research in Brazil. IOP Publishing has worked with us to produce an extremely useful document not only for Brazilian science, but also for anyone who is interested in the development of Brazilian materials research.”

Nicola Gulley, Editorial Director of IOP Publishing, added: “We have learnt a lot about Brazil’s research community through producing this report, and as a result we look forward to developing stronger relationships Brazilian authors, referees and board members.”

The report forms part of the science impact series, a unique programme of partner publications from IOP Publishing.