He completed his doctorate in Leeds – United Kingdom in 1989 and a post-doctorate in École Polytechnique de Montreal – Canada in 1996 and 97. He is currently Full Professor in the Department of Materials Engineering
Victor Carlos Pandolfelli is Full Professor at the Materials Engineering Department, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, from which he received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in ceramics. He earned his Ph.D. from Leeds University (England) and spent a year as visiting researcher at École Polytechnique in Montreal (Canada). He has authored or co-authored 572 papers in journals (including book chapters), over 263 in proceedings, 2 books (one of them international with 752 pages, published by Göller Verlag - Germany) and holds 8 patents. During his career, received 108 awards and distinctions for his scientific and technological achievements. Since 2004 he is the Latin-American coordinator of FIRE (Federation for International Refractories Research and Education) involving 10 universities in different countries and 13 key refractory industries in the world. Pandolfelli is also Full Member of the Brazilian Academy of Science, Full Member of World Academy of Ceramics, Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, Honorary Fellow of the European Ceramic Society, Guest Professor of Wuhan University of Science and Technology - China (2013-2017), Visiting Professor of Freiberg University of Mining and Technology - Germany (2017-2018), Mercator Professor of Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (since 2019), Full Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Academy of Ceramics (since 2014), Member of the Technical Advisory Board of Morgan International (England) (2014- 2019), member of the International Technical Advisory Committee da RHI-Magnesita (Austria), Associate Editor of Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Editor-in-Chief of Ceramics International and member of the Editorial Board of other 9 journals. Pandolfelli also supervised all together 90 MSc and PhD works.