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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
  • Double win for PPGCEM at ACerS Rising Stars Awards! Two PhD students from PPGCEM were awarded at the international competition "ACerS Rising Stars", an initiative by the editors of the four journals of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS). Ricardo F. Lancelotti, supervised by Prof. Dr. Edgar D. Zanotto, and Murilo H. Moreira, supervised by Prof. Dr. Victor C. Pandolfelli, are among the 10 awardees and have been invited to present their work at the "ACerS Journals Awards Symposium" in Pittsburgh, United States, in October during the MST24 (Materials Science and Technology 24).
  • PhD student from PPGCEM is Awarded in the ACerS Rising Stars Competition PhD student Murilo Henrique Moreira, supervised by Prof. Dr. Victor Carlos Pandolfelli (DEMa/PPGCEM), had the work "Neutron Tomography Analysis of Permeability-Enhancing Additives in Refractory Castables" accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and honored with the "ACerS Rising Stars" award, being also invited to present it at MS&T24 in Pittsburgh, United States.
  • 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.