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Humberto Naoyuki Yoshimura

Profile:Humberto N. Yoshimura is professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering in the Center for Engineering, Modeling and Applied Social Sciences, at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC), São Paulo state, Brazil, since 2009. He obtained his degrees in Metallurgical Engineering (1991), Master of Engineering (metal-ceramic composite, 1994), and Doctor of Engineering (advanced ceramic, 2000) from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP). Before the current position, Humberto was senior researcher at the Technological Research Institute of the São Paulo State (IPT, 1996-2009), in which he headed the Laboratory of Ceramic Technology (2001-2006). In UFABC, he was the head of the industrial liaison office - Innovation Agency (2012-2014), and currently he is the head of the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering (since 2016), a course that was created under his coordination. He is also a supervisor at the MS and PhD levels in the Graduate Program in Nanoscience and Advanced Materials at the UFABC (since 2009). He was awarded with the prize State Governor - Brazilian Invention (1999), and Productivity Grant in Technological Development and Innovative Extension (2006-2010) and Productivity Grant in Research (since 2010), both by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). He was a guest researcher at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, Japan, 2010). Humberto is a member of the Council of the Brazilian Ceramic Society (since 2012), and the Principal Editor of the scientific journal Cerâmica (http://www.scielo.br), since 2016. His lines of research correlate processing, microstructure and physical and mechanical behavior of innovative materials and dental ceramics. He published around 180 research papers and holds two patents.
Research Areas:Structural materials; Mechanical Behavior; Materials processing; Functional materials; Bioceramics
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Materials Science and Engineering
Nanosciences and Advanced Materials

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor in Science and Technology
Materials Engineering