PPGCEM promotes a series of actions aimed at consolidating and expanding research networks and increasing their international visibility. Among the main actions are: scientifc and technological cooperation; training of faculties and graduate students through internships abroad; attraction of graduates, young doctors and visiting researchers from abroad.



PPGCEM participates in the Institutional Program for Internationalization funded by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education (CAPES-PrInt). The main topics covered are: "Strategic Materials" and "Industry and Urban Revolution - Industry 4.0 and the Smart Cities".

Scholarships for International Academics (IN):

  • Attraction of Young Talents
  • Post-docs
  • Visiting Professors

Scholarships abroad for UFSCar faculties and grad students (OUT):

  • Post-doc for young faculties
  • Post-doc for Senior faculties
  • PhD internship
  • Research missions
  • Training staff and faculties




PPGCEM supports the Undergraduate Course in Materials Engineering at UFSCar in the Brazil - United States Program for Modernization of Undergraduate Education (PMG), sponsored by Brazilian Funding Agency CAPES and Fulbright Commission. The US institutions participating in the UFSCar’s PMG are: University of Notre Dame, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University, University of Texas at Austin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Olin College, University of Pittsburgh, Rice University, Rutgers University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California in Berkeley, Stanford University, New York University (NYU), Case Western University, University of Michigan e Colorado School of Mines.

Dual Degree PhD Program

PPGCEM has a joint Dual Degree 4-year PhD Graduate Program in Polymer and Colloid Science and Engineering with the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), USA, funded by CAPES.


Co-tutelle PhD Programs

PPGCEM gives support to co-tutelle PhD Programs of graduate students abroad. The institutions already agreed are:

  • Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France.
  • Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine – INPL, Nancy, France.
  • NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France.
  • Université Rennes 1, France.
  • Université Montpellier II, France.
  • Università degli Studi di Padova (UNIPD), Italy.
  • Université Du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Canada.
  • University of Minho, Portugal.
  • Graz University of Technology, Austria.

International Scientific Networks

PPGCEM, through its faculty and students, has a large scientific collaboration network with world renowned universities / research institutions, among which are worth mentioning:

  • Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), USA.
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France.
  • Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina.
  • Colorado School of Mines, USA.
  • Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France
  • Deakin University, Australia.
  • École Polytechnique de l'Université Grenoble Alpes (Polytech Grenoble), France.
  • Graz University of Technology (TUGraz), Austria.
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Germany.
  • Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France.
  • Institute for Complex Materials (IFW), Dresden, Germany.
  • Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, Faenza, Italy.
  • Instituto de Tecnologia Cerámica, Spain.
  • Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano (ITM), Colombia.
  • Laboratoire de Mécanique et Technologie (LMT-Cachan), France.
  • Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany.
  • National Technical University, Ukraine.
  • NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Polytech Grenoble - Université Grenoble Alpes, France.
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
  • Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany.
  • Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany.
  • Universidad Autónoma del Caribe, Colombia.
  • Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), Valencia, Spain.
  • Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy.
  • Universität Bayreuth, Germany.
  • Université du Québec, Canada.
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada.
  • Université Aix-Marseille, France.
  • Université Rennes 1, France.
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • University of Bayreuth, Germany.
  • University of Calgary, Canada.
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.
  • University of Minho, Portugal.

International Seminars on Materials Science and Engineering

Throughout each school year, the PPGCEM promotes a series of lectures given by renowned researchers from abroad about cutting-edge topics in the most diverse fields of materials science and engineering.