The Graduate Program on Materials Science & Engineering of the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in Brazil is organizing an exciting opportunity for graduate students working toward MS or PhD degrees in MSE —the 1st São Carlos Advanced School on Materials Science & Engineering. It will be held at UFSCar, São Carlos, Brazil, from March 25 to 31, 2012.
The five day program is organized according to materials families: ceramics, metals, vitreous materials, polymers and composite materials. According to the announcement, “Its main goal is to provide MS and PhD students an overview and update of the main scientific and technological advances in this field, as well as future prospects,” and it will “cover important topics relating the processing, properties and applications in ceramics, glasses, metals, polymers and composites.”
The organizers have recruited leading researchers to give lectures at the school. In the ceramic domain, speakers are Himanshu Jain, Edgar Dutra Zanotto, William Lee, Paolo Colombo and Victor Pandolfelli. Metallurgists will recognize the names of Terence Langdon, Lindsay Greer, Gary Purdy and Walter Filho. Likewise, the polymer and composite speakers are leaders in their fields.
The school will accept 100 students, evenly divided between Brazilian and non-Brazilian students. Students who live outside São Carlos will receive financial support for their travel, accommodations and meals.
The deadline for applications is Dec. 23, 2011.
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