Flavia Gallo, Ph.D. Shines as 2023 Rising Star in MSE 

Flávia da Cruz Gallo, Ph.DCongratulations to Flávia da Cruz Gallo, Ph.D., who was recognized as a “2023 Rising Star in Materials Science and Engineering” and attended a Rising Stars workshop hosted by Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Dr. Gallo described the experience as a career milestone, emphasizing the value of a conference where every talk brimmed with shared knowledge. 

“I was among a few researchers selected from hundreds of applicants from the best MSE Departments in the US. The faculty and presenters at CMU provided so much insightful information, and the networking was priceless. Plus, I had the chance to share my envisioned research portfolio for my Future Faculty career and got some great feedback.” said Dr. Gallo. “It was such an important milestone in my career!” 

An expert in novel metallic alloy design, failure analysis, non-destructive evaluation, and process-structure-property relationships, Dr. Gallo is a post-doc under Michele Manuel, Ph.D., chair of UF’s MSE department. 

CMU, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University organized the Rising Stars workshop to help expand inclusivity, access and preparation for academic careers in MSE. 

Dr. Gallo’s achievements reflect her dedication to advancing the field of MSE, and we look forward to witnessing her continued success in shaping the future of materials science. Once again, congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, Dr. Gallo!