Graduated in Materials Engineering Mode Metallic Materials in 1978 by Federal Universty of SÃ£o Carlos- Brazil. MSc (2002)and Ph.D. (2007) in Materials Science and Engineering by University of SÃ£o Paulo (USP - SÃ£o Carlos), Brazil. currently Omar Maluf is professor of Technology Faculty of SertÃ£ozinho - FATEC and a researcher of Engineering School of SÃ£o Carlos EESC/USP). He has experience in Materials Engineering and Metallurgy, with extensive experience in the foundry industry. Also operates in the following topics: oxidation and corrosion, mechanical properties, tribology, ferrous and nonferrous alloys, forming processes, metal matrix composites and failure analysis.