Edgar Dutra Zanotto (EDZ) is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Federal University of São Carlos, and Director of the CeRTEV (Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials) with 10 PIs and over 60 graduate students.

EDZ’s work includes fundamental and applied research on the crystallization kinetics and properties of glasses and glass-ceramics (GC). They including rigorous tests, improvement or development of nucleation and growth models for glasses, effects of liquid phase separation on nucleation, surface crystallization kinetics, overall crystallization, glass stability, glass forming ability, molecular structure and nucleation mechanism, sintering with simultaneous crystallization and diffusion. He is also interested in mechanical, rheological, thermal, and bio properties of glasses and GC.

Zanotto has published circa 300 original and review papers, 21 book chapters, 3 books, 5 book prefaces, and filled 27 patents. He has advised ca. 80 graduate theses and post-doctoral researchers. He has received 51 science and technology awards in the past 4 decades.

EDZ delivered over 400 conference presentations, including approximately 150 invited talks and 30 plenary talks. He is a member of both the Brazilian and the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), World Academy of Ceramics, and Fellow of the Society of Glass Tech, UK, American Ceramic Society, and Brazilian Ceramic Society.

He is an editor of the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, and Advisory Board Member of 9 journals: International Materials Reviews, S-Nature Applied Sciences, International Journal of Applied Glass Science, Bio-Medical Glasses, Ceramics Modern Technologies, Materials Research, Bulletin Sociedad Espanhola Ceramica y Vidrio, Iranian Journal of Materials Science and Technology, and Cerâmica.