The researcher Victor Carlos Pandolfelli, full professor of the Materials Engineering Department at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) was appointed associate editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. The scientific magazine has occupied the first ranks in the area of Material Science – Ceramics in the Journal Citation Reports by Thomson Reuters.
According to Pandolfelli, in the 98 years of existence of the journal, it is the second time a Brazilian scientist is chosen for such position. Professor José Arana Varela, current CEO at the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), was, until the appointment of Pandolfelli, the only Latin-American to belong to the group of associate editors.
Pandolfelli is full member of Brazilian Sciences Academy, of the World Academy of Ceramics and of the Brazilian National Engineering Academy, fellow of the American Ceramic Society, and guest professor of Wuhan University of Science and Technology (China). Pandolfelli is member of the editorial committee of 12 technical magazines in the area of ceramic materials. He is member of the advisory board of the World Academy of Ceramics (2014-2018) and Latin-American coordinator of the Federation for International Refractories Research and Education (FIRE), which comprehends 11 universities in different countries, and 16 global companies in the area of refractories. He published 459 articles in scientific journals with peer review and received 12 international awards. He has one published book and 8 registered patents.