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The Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering (PPGCEM) offers masters and doctoral graduate courses, as well as post-doctoral positions. Graded with a maximum score by the Brazilian Research Foundation CAPES, the program has completed 40 years of success trajectory in 2019.

Information about the Admission Process for masters and doctoral students as well as post-doctoral positions can be found in the "Admission Process" menu. Access the menu, check the information and submit your application.

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Latest News
  • Result of CAPES Evaluation of Graduate Programs for the 2017-2020 quadrennium: PPGCEM is awarded with grade 7 (maximum) It is with great pleasure that we share the result of the CAPES Evaluation of the Graduate Program of Materials Science and Engineering (PPGCEM/UFSCar) for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. The result was released, and the PPGCEM was once again awarded with grade 7, maintaining itself as an Excellence Program with the maximum score from CAPES.
  • Postdoctoral fellow receives Acta Student Awards 2021 João Vitor Campos, a Postdoctoral fellow from LaMaV/DEMa/UFSCar under the supervision of Professor Ana Candida Martins Rodrigues, has received the Acta Student Awards 2021 for his work entitled On the Arrhenius-like behavior of conductivity during flash sintering of 3 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia ceramics – published in Scripta Materialia on October 2021. The awardee’s study is related to his doctoral thesis supervised by Professor Eliria M. J. A. Pallone (FZEA – USP).
  • IX BRAZILIAN CONFERENCE ON RHEOLOGY (BCR 2022) The IX BRAZILIAN CONFERENCE ON RHEOLOGY will take place between November 29 and December 01, 2022, in the city of São Paulo. Abstracts can be submitted until 10/01/2022. More details can be found on the website:
  • PPGCEM PhD students get research grants abroad The PhD student Guilherme Lisboa de Gouveia was awarded a BEPE-FAPESP grant and has been developing part of his doctorate since July 2022 in the research group of Prof. Nikhilesh Chawla at Purdue University, one of the most prestigious engineering schools in the United States. The PhD student Sarah Maria de Albuquerque Sousa was selected in a process for students from all over the country, carried out by Campus France with 18 months of funding for her doctorate at Aix Marseille University in the IM2NP laboratory, the fourth best university in France.