Prof. Victor Pandolfelli reelected for the advisory board of the World Academy of Ceramics.


Prof. Victor Carlos Pandolfelli (UFSCar).
Prof. Victor Carlos Pandolfelli (UFSCar).

B-MRS member Victor Carlos Pandolfelli, professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at the Federal University of São Carlos (DEMa-UFSCar), was reelected as a member of the advisory board of the World Academy of Ceramics (WAC) to fulfill his second 4-year term (2018 to 2022). The board will include the Brazilian researcher, along with Professor Gary Messing (Penn State) and Dr. M. Singh (NASA), as representatives of the Americas.

In order to be part of the WAC advisory board, it is necessary to be a member of the Academy and be elected by vote of the members of the same region of the planet (in this case, the American continent). The names of the most voted must be endorsed by the presidency of the Academy. To be a member of the WAC, one must undergo a selection process that includes nomination by two effective members, evaluation of the application by a peer committee selected by the Academy, and final approval by at least ten of the twelve members of the advisory board.

According to Professor Pandolfelli, some of the activities he will hold in the council over the next four years are: reviewing the WAC admission rules, defining the members who will participate in the new candidate selection processes, defining the topic and speakers for technical presentations and awards in the scientific forum for members of the Academy.

The inauguration and first meeting of the new council will be held next June in Perugia (Italy).

Professor Victor Pandolfelli elected for the advisory board of the World Academy of Ceramics.


The Materials field researcher Victor C. Pandolfelli, Professor of the Materials Engineering Department at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), was elected as a member of the advisory board of the World Academy of Ceramics – WAC, for the term from 2014 to 2018. He will be, jointly with a researcher from the United States, the representative of the Americas in this entity.

The World Academy of Ceramics was founded in 1987. Its purpose is to enhance science and technology, and accredit the researchers who develop their studies in this field of work. It is an non-profit organization, whose members pass through a strict selective process, comprising being nominated by two sitting members, the evaluation of these nominations by pairs selected by the Academy, and the final approval of, at least, ten of fifteen members of the advisory board. As the main activities of the researchers elected in such committee, there are 1) reviewing the WAC admission rules, 2) defining the members that will take part in the new nominees selective processes, 3) defining the speakers for the technical presentation and award in the scientific forum for members of the Academy.

The investiture of Pandolfelli and the first meeting of the committee will be held next June, in Montecatini Termi, Italy.

Professor Reginaldo Muccillo eleito acadêmico da World Academy of Ceramics.


O professor Reginaldo Muccillo, diretor administrativo da nossa SBPMat, foi eleito membro profissional da World Academy of Ceramics (WAC). Com a nomeação, Muccillo passa a ser acadêmico dessa organização internacional com sede na Itália dedicada a promover o progresso da área de cerâmicas e fomentar a compreensão do impacto social a das interações culturais da ciência, tecnologia, história e arte no campo das cerâmicas.

Nesta 15ª edição, a seleção de acadêmicos da WAC elegeu quatorze membros na categoria “Ciência” – entre eles, o professor Muccillo – e três em “Indústria e inovação”. A eleição reconhece o mérito de pessoas que fizeram contribuições significativas à área de cerâmicas. Os novos acadêmicos serão honrados em junho de 2014 durante a cerimônia de abertura da International Conference on Modern Materials and Technologies (CIMTEC), que ocorrerá em Montecatini Terme, na Itália.

Pesquisador do Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (IPEN), Reginaldo Muccillo possui graduação, mestrado e doutorado em Física pela Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Desenvolveu pesquisas de doutorado no National Research Council em Ottawa (Canadá) e de pós-doutorado no Max Planck Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung em Stuttgart (Alemanha) e no Institut National Politechnique de Grenoble (França).