The Graduate Program in Materials Technology and Industrial Processes is linked to the Institute of Creative and Technological Sciences at Feevale. It develops advanced studies in the area of concentration on technological development in materials and has as research lines the optimization of industrial processes and the development and characterization of materials.
Therefore, this concentration area requires a multidisciplinary approach that shall be developed from the areas of chemistry, physics and engineering. The concentration area aims to train professionals who articulate investigative practices to solve issues and who transfer technological development and innovations to the productive sector, through their qualification.
CONCENTRATION AREA: TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIALS
This concentration area is based on an interdisciplinary approach, owing to the convergence of Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Health. It aims to train professionals who articulate advanced investigative practices to solve problems, through their qualification, and promote technological development and innovation in the industrial sector and in society.
- Train professionals in the Materials area able to work in the industry and academia;
- Continuously qualify the faculty with an interdisciplinary and innovative profile that contributes with studies in the Technological Development of Materials area;
- Develop innovative technological solutions by transferring interdisciplinary knowledge to the industrial sector;
- Contribute to the adaptation of companies to technological evolution by improving their human resources;
- Promote the competitiveness of the industrial sector by improving the quality of its products and processes, aiming to consolidate its position in the national and global scenario;
- Become a reference, with regard to scientific and technological research, training and dissemination of knowledge within the area, through the establishment of a permanent relationship with internal and, in particular, external interlocutors to the Institution, and the formulation of cooperation projects with national and international companies and institutions.
Graduates in Chemical, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Production, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, in Pharmacy, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Design and related areas that work in the development of materials and industrial processes.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Corrosion and metallic coatings;
- Polymeric Membranes for Elecrodialysis and Fuel Cells;
- Thermoplastic and Thermoset Polymers applied to heavy haul railroad;
- New materials;
- Automotive engineering;
- Internal combustion engines;
- Industrial combustion;
- Thermal efficiency;
- Recycling and Reuse of industrial and urban waste;
- Wastewater treatment plants
- Membrane processes
- Ceramic, metallic, biomass and industrial waste materials;
- Leather processing;
- Biomaterials and nanobiomaterials;
- Material simulation;
- Renewable energy;
- Powder metallurgy;
- Electric machines;
- Development and investigation of building materials;
- Analysis and optimization of production processes
- Nanomaterials and its applications.
Graduates shall be able to:
- Develop of investigations in Materials Technology and Industrial Processes, within the proposed research lines;
- Propose innovative materials, products and processes;
- Conduct applied research in industries and in higher education institutions in the region and country in order to disseminate the interaction between academia and society;
- Develop technological solutions and transfer interdisciplinary knowledge to the industrial sector;
- Contribute and adapt companies to technological evolution;
- Promote the competitiveness of the industrial sector, by improving the quality of products and processes.
Fields of research
Industrial Process Optimization
It focuses on the study of variables involved in industrial processes, including operational procedures, developments, adaptations and equipment installations. The fields of research also include studies of industrial processing optimizations and structural and surface studies of several types of materials in order to develop innovative and alternative technologies.
Materials Development and Categorization
It focuses on development, analysis, and material categorizations in the industrial sector, whose purpose is to guarantee better qualified inputs and products, as well as to develop alternative materials.
The Professional Master's Degree in Materials Technology and Industrial Processes was recommended by CAPES through Official Letter 086-12 / 2008 / CTC / CAAIVCGAA / DAV. The implementation of this Master’s Program took place in March 2009, when teaching activities began, and since then, professors, together with Pro-Rectory of Research, Graduate and Extension, have been investing in applied research to qualify the course and make it a reference for professional Masters in the area of materials.
The Master's Degree originated in activities developed by the Materials Research Group, which sought to develop and characterize existing and new materials for product development and manufacturing processes through research, aiming to meet the region’s technological demands.
It can also be said that the Master's Degree in Materials Technology and Industrial Processes came mainly to meet the Sinos River Valley region demand of having a professional Master's Degree that would allow University-Company integration. After the course matured, this integration has expanded, enabling partnerships in other regions.
As such, the Master in Technology of Materials and Industrial Processes, aware of its community role and co-responsible for the social, economic, educational and technological development of the region in which it is inserted and due to its interaction with companies, aims to fulfill the need for innovation and competitiveness through applied research, since the course intends to interfere in the industrial processes in order to make them more efficient through professional qualification.
Coordinator: Marco Antonio Siqueira Rodrigues.
Substitute Coordinator: Carlos Leonardo Pandolfo Carone.
Teaching Representative: Fernando Dal Pont Morisso.
Teaching Representative: Claudia Trindade Oliveira.
Master’s Student Representative: Harald José Unterleider Júnior.
PHD Student Representative: Luana Graziela Adam.
Teaching Representative: Marco Antonio Siqueira Rodrigues, Patrice Monteiro de Aquim e Daniela Müller de Quevedo.
Student Representative: Camila Ariana Müller.
Egress Representative: Éverton Hansen.
Admnistrative Technician Representative: Jordana de Oliveira
External representative: Álvaro Meneguzzi | PPGE3M (UFRGS)