UFSCar's operation is stratified, and the overall organizational chart is available here. Briefly, the Higher Collegiate Bodies are the seven Dean Offices - namely: Undergraduate (ProGrad), Graduate (ProPG), Research (ProPq), Extension (ProEx), Human Resources (ProGPe), Community and Student Affairs (ProACE), and Administration (ProAD) - all subordinated to the Rector’s Office and each with its own Council. The Rector's Office, below the Main Office and the highest deliberative collegiate body, the University Council (ConsUni), has ascendancy over eight Centers - among them the Center for Hard Sciences and Technology (CCET) - which represent the Sectorial Collegiate Bodies, each with its own Council. Directly subordinated to CCET are the Constitutive Collegiate Organs, which include, in hierarchical equity, the Departmental Councils, including that from the Department of Materials Engineering (DEMa); the Graduate Program Committees, including that of the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering (PPGCEM); and the Undergraduate Program Coordinating Councils, including that of Materials Engineering (EMa). Internally, DEMa is divided into the Ceramics (AMC), Metals (AMM), and Polymers (AMP) Divisions, each with its own independent coordination.

Current Administrative Structure

  • Head: Prof. Rodrigo Bresciani Canto
  • Deputy Head: Prof. Luiz Antonio Pessan
  • Secretariat: André Luiz Catoia e Henrique Moreira Pinto
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Current Departmental Council (CoD)

  • DEMa’s Head: Prof. Rodrigo Bresciani Canto
  • DEMa’s Deputy Head: Prof. Luiz Antonio Pessan 
  • AMC Coordination: Prof. Marco Aurélio Liutheviciene Cordeiro
  • AMC Vice-Coordinator: Prof. Marcello Rubens Barsi Andreeta
  • AMM Coordinator: Prof. Guilherme Zepon
  • AMM Vice-Coordinator: Prof. Tomaz Toshimi Ishikawa
  • AMP Coordinator: Prof. Juliano Marini 
  • AMP Vice-Coordinator: Prof. Lidiane Cristina Costa
  • Faculty Representative: Prof. Silvia Helena Prado Bettini
  • Alternate Faculty Representative: Claudemiro Bolfarini
  • Staff Representative: Diego Davi Coimbrão
  • Alternate Staff Representative: Osvaldo Francisco de Souza Junior 
  • Student Representative: Juliana Costa Hernandes Peres
  • Alternate Student Representative: Ana Júlia Possato Minorello da Silva