The Laboratory of Ceramic Materials, LMC, was
founded in 1992 by Dr. Wander L. Vasconcelos at the Department of Metallurgical
and Materials Engineering of the School of Engineering of UFMG. The
establishment of LMC was made possible by financing obtained from CNPq,
FAPEMIG, FINEP, PADCT, GTZ and UFMG.
The activities of LMC give support to teaching and researching in the field of
ceramic materials at UFMG. Post-Graduate Program on Metallurgical and Mining
Engineering - CPGEM (ranked as "national excellence program" by the
Ministry of Education). The LMC offers also the major facilities for the
Nucleus of Application and Research on the Science and Engineering of
Microstructures - NADCEM.