Post-doc at IPEN (Brazil) on electroceramics with FAPESP scholarship.

A FAPESP Post-Doctorate Fellowship is available at the Center of Science and Technology of Materials (CCTM), Energy and Nuclear Research Institute, University of S. Paulo, Brazil. CCTM is a member of the Center for Development of Functional Materials, funded by FAPESP.

The candidate will take part on the research on “electric field-assisted sintering of electroceramics”, including experiments on flash sintering (details in (R. Muccillo e E.N.S. Muccillo, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 33,2014, p.515-520), X-ray diffraction, scanning electron and scanning probe microscopy, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

The research work aims to provide data for modeling and for proposing physical-chemical mechanisms to explain the flash sintering phenomenon that produces dense ceramic bodies at temperatures lower than conventional, without the grain growth observed in conventionally sintered ceramics.

The interested candidates may send by e-mail a CV (max. 5 pages) with emphasis in their skill on the operation and interpretation of data on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and sintering, attaching two recommendation letters from their previous supervisors, to Prof. Reginaldo Muccillo ( Additional information may be obtained by sending e-mail to that address. The deadline for the application is November 15, 2016.

Travelling expenses for the selected candidate not living in S. Paulo will be covered by FAPESP.

Information on the fellowship is available in

Proceedings of the “6th International Conference on Electroceramics” (ICE 2013).

The proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Electroceramics, held at João Pessoa on November 2013, under the auspices of SBPMat, were published online on Trans Tech Publications Inc.’s “Advanced Materials Research” (AMR) journal, volume 975.

The Publishing Committee, composed of Drs. Daniel Zanetti de Florio, Fábio Coral Fonseca, Eliana N.S. Muccillo and Reginaldo Muccillo, was responsible for the editing of this volume of AMR, after comprehensive peer review.

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Pesquisa em eletrocerâmica acena com dispositivos capazes de revolucionar o dia a dia.

Com esse título, a reportagem da Agência Fapesp aborda o conceito de eletrocerâmica e algumas das aplicações mais promissoras desse tipo de material. Na matéria falam, desde a 6ª Conferência Internacional em Eletrocerâmica, realizada em João Pessoa (PB) com apoio da SBPMat, o criador da conferência, professor Harry Tuller (MIT), e os coordenadores da sexta edição do evento, professores Reginaldo Muccillo (Ipen) e José Arana Varela (Unesp).

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