The Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering (PPGCEM) at the Federal University of São Carlos is the pioneer and one of the most recognized Masters and Doctoral Programs in the field of materials in Brazil and abroad. It has a worldwide standard of excellence, being granted the maximum score in all evaluations by CAPES.

The PPGCEM Masters and Doctoral Programs cover four major areas: Ceramics, Metals, Polymers, and Technological Development. A unique feature that has resulted in a rare synergy is the balanced way, in terms of volume and quality, in which all the classes of materials are investigated.

PPGCEM Faculties are highly qualified; all of them are full-time professors holding PhD and boasting wide experience in teaching and supervision of relevant scientific and technological research.

PPGCEM students have graduated in the best Programs in Brazil and abroad. Almost half of them work in industries and companies. They are provided with solid scientific and technological training to work in higher education and research institutions, both academic and industrial.

The infrastructure of the PPGCEM is large and modern, with secretariats, classrooms, auditorium, and several laboratories, which all provide full support for conducting cutting-edge research.

PPGCEM has about 100 scholarships funded by CAPES and CNPq for full-time students as well as cooperation agreements with world-renowned research institutions, allowing the exchange of students. FAPESP is also an important funding agency for the Program.

Throughout its 41 years of existence, PPGCEM has already trained 909 Masters and 438 Doctors, totaling 1347 degrees (as of December, 2020).

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