Professor Victor Carlos Pandolfelli, of the Materials Engineering Department of the Federal University of São Carlos (DEMa-UFSCar) was elected Honorary Fellow of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS).
The statute of that society determines that only scientists from the European Community can be elected as members. The title of Honorary Fellow was created in 2017 for researchers from other regions to be recognized for their scientific contribution in the area of ceramic materials. In this first selective process that occurred through internal voting by the Council of ECerS, without the candidates’ knowledge, Professor Victor Carlos Pandolfelli of the Department of Materials Engineering at UFSCar was the first Latin American chosen for this honor. Also on the list of honorary members are Professor Gary Messing (Penn State, EUA), Dr. M. Singh (NASA, USA) and Professor M. Yoshimura (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and University of Taiwan).