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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.

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Latest News
  • Best Paper presented at the 65-66 Brazilian Ceramic Congress The paper “Use of chelating agents to adjust the drying behavior of refractory castables containing hydraulic binders”, authored by Breno P. Bezerra (PhD student at PPGCEM-UFSCar), Igor M. Milanezzi (undergraduate at DEMa), Prof. Victor C. Pandolfelli and Prof. Ana Paula da Luz, was awarded the Best Paper presented at the 65-66th Brazilian Ceramic Congress.
  • E. Zanotto Symposium” on Glass - Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) As part of the UN International Year of Glass (IYOG) and to welcome Prof. Edgar D. Zanotto of CerTEV-DEMa/UFSCar, Brazil, as an “Excellence Chair” visitor, Prof. Stéphane Godet of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, has organized a symposium on recent advances in glass science and technology. The symposium was attended by researchers from Belgium and France and was funded by the ULB and Asahi Glass Company (AGC) Europe.
  • Article published as the cover of the journal Advanced Engineering Materials The scientific journal “Advanced Engineering Materials" (Wiley) selected the study performed by the PPGCEM-UFSCar student Marcella Gautê Cavalcante Xavier, supervised by prof. José Eduardo Spinelli, “The Roles of Ni and Co in Dendritic Growth and Tensile Properties of Fe-Containing Al–Si–Cu–Zn Scraps under Slow and Fast Solidification Cooling” for the back cover of its March 2022 issue, Volume 24, Issue 3, 2270013.
  • Master student creates Podcast on Materials Engineering The podcast "A Material Point of View", created by Vinícius Aranda, a materials engineer and master's student supervised by Profs. Guilherme Zepon and Daniel Rodrigo Leiva, addresses basic and advanced aspects of materials engineering, with emphasis on metallurgy.