This editorial begins with extreme joy inaugurating the fourth volume of The Academic Society Journal not only for another year of existence, but also for characterizing a project of scientific dissemination being carried out and expanded each year. A fact that helps us to make evident the expansion of our society is the participation of researchers from countries that are far beyond Mercosur, such as Germany. At the last Conference of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Three Frontiers MEC3F in 2019, which is held annually in the city of Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil, we attended discussions and forums related to materials and energy. In fact, the opening lecture "Electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries and laser processing" was given by our newest member of the editorial board of TASJ, Dr. Wihelm Pfleging.
From the topics of Materials and Energy, the idea of developing subtractive and additive processes for the manufacture of batteries for medical equipment arose. With IFSP expertise in implantable devices and KIT in engineering and materials science, a long-term research cooperation in the field of energy storage materials adapted to bio-science was initiated. ... mehr