Since 1974, scientists and institutions involved in the area of materials science and engineering have been organizing biannually, the Brazilian Materials Science and Engineering Congress (Congresso Brasilerio de Engenharia e Ciência de Materiais – CBECImat). This important and long established event is supported by three associations that represent the main Materials communities: The Brazilian Ceramic Association; The Brazilian Metallurgical, Materials and Mining Association and The Brazilian Polymer Association.

CBECImat - 2018 will be held in Foz do Iguaçu city, in the state of Parana, Brazil, from 4 to 8th November 2018.  It is being organized by scientists from ‘The Energy and Nuclear Research Institute’ (Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares’, IPEN) in São Paulo. Contributions can be made in all areas covering Materials Science and Engineering at this important national forum about scientific progress in research, development and innovation in the area of materials. This event will increase interaction among scientists, professionals from industries and educators in the area of Materials Science and Engineering and thus promote the interests of participants from both academia and industries.