Promoted by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) the International Sirius Workshop on Heterogeneous and Hierarchical Materials (H2Mat) will be held in virtual mode on 3-4 October 2022.

The H2Mat workshop aims to bring together the LNLS-CNPEM external users’ community including researchers, students, engineers, staff scientists, and experts applying synchrotron radiation and related techniques to study hierarchical and heterogeneous materials at leading laboratories worldwide.

This first edition will allow researchers and students to present their scientific cases and discoveries in multidisciplinary fields. Furthermore, they would expose their expectations of using Sirius beamlines to explore their scientific challenges and path-breaking ideas.

This workshop will consist of invited and contributed talks discussing the new scientific opportunities offered by advanced synchrotron techniques applied to hierarchical and heterogeneous materials and research and experimental challenges in multidisciplinary areas, such as, to name a few, catalysis, energy materials, porous materials, ceramics, cement, carbon among others.

Important Dates

Dates Activities
Registration opens with abstract submission 03 August
Abstract submission closes 30 August
Notification of acceptance (flash talks) 06 September
Deadline to send flash talk videos 18 September
Registration closes 25 September
H2Mat Workshop 3-4 October


  • The H2Mat Workshop is free of charge.
  • This is a virtual mode event.
  • Participants with eligible abstracts will perform presentations in flash talks or oral communications.
  • The flash talk mode is a fast and objective way to pitch your research as a pre-recorded video with 3 minutes at maximum, that shoul be sent by September 18th.
  • The oral communication mode is a live presentation of your research, in around 15 minutes. The schedule will be confirmed as the presentations are selected.
  • All information, content and presentations must be performed in English, the official language of the workshop.
  • In case of registrants exceeding the event’s capacity, participants will be selected according to information at the Registration Form, based on abstract contribution and first-come, first-served basis.
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Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Fábio Luis ZabottoUniversidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) – CCET – DF – Brazil
    Research areas: dieletric materials, magnetoelectric composites, materials physics
  • Dr. Galo Juan de Avila Arturo Soler-Illia – Universidad Nacional de San Martín – Argentina
    Research areas: nanotechnology and chemistrymaterials 
  • Dr. Guilherme ZeponUniversidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) – DEMA- Brazil
    Research areas: Materials Science – hydrogen storage 
  • Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt – Karlsruher Institut für Technologie  (KIT)– Germany
    Research area: Heterogeneous catalysis and operando spectroscopy, chemical energy storage, sustainable chemistry  
  • Dr. Sandro Marden TorresUniversidade Federal da Paraíba – PB – Brazil
    Research areas: Cement, concrete, physical and chemical characterization of composites 
  • Dr. Vladimir Jesus Trava-AiroldiNational Institute of Space Research (INPE) – SP – Brazil
    Research areas: Diamond growth CVD, DLC (Diamond-like-carbon) and interface studies and surface modification