Admission Process

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
  • Image produced at LCE by PPGCEM members receives 3rd place award in a competition sponsored by Gerdau An image collected by Otávio Henrique Borges (PhD candidate), alongside professors Francisco Gil Coury and Victor Carlos Pandolfelli, all affiliated with PPGCEM-UFSCar, was awarded 3rd place in the XXII MetMat Photomicrography Contest, organized by the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at the Polytechnic School of USP, with sponsorship from Gerdau.
  • Patent: Polymers degradation during extrusion can now be quantified in real time The patent, result of the doctoral programme developed by Ademar Tibola, a former Ph.D. student from the PPGCEM, discloses an in-line optical detector to monitor the polymer extrusion process consisting of a refrigerated set of two emitting sensors and a receiver, both operating in the near infrared range, NIR. Such a system detects thermomechanical degradation of polymers during extrusion but can also be used in thin-walled plastic products.
  • Student from PPGCEM stands out in the 1st Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop of the 17th Brazilian Polymer Congress The PhD candidate Marcos Vinícius Batista Nicolino, under the guidance of Professor Dr. Lidiane Cristina Costa, delivered a 3-minute pitch to a panel of 5 CEOs from technology companies, being selected as the best presentation. During the pitch, the student presented a conceptual startup developed by his team during the workshop.
  • Student from PPGCEM had a video awarded during the MS&T23 technical meeting and exhibition The video "Does stained glass of cathedral windows flow?" was one of the award winners at the MS&T23 technical meeting and exhibition in a competition organized by the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation. This video was created by Ricardo Felipe Lancelotti, a doctoral student at PPGCEM supervised by Prof. Dr. Edgar Dutra Zanotto, and Jacob Lovi (University of California). The video described the urban legend about the apparent flow of stained-glass in medieval cathedral windows throughout the centuries.