Chemical engineer Marcelo Dal Bó is making significant contributions to the Brazilian industrial sector through his work on ceramic tiles. His research is focused on developing methods to reduce the thickness of porcelain tiles while enhancing their strength. Marcelo completed his undergraduate studies at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, earning his master’s and doctorate in materials science and engineering. During his doctoral studies, he had the opportunity to work at the Institute of Ceramic Technology in Spain. His early experiences in the Scouts played a pivotal role in shaping his character, teaching him not only discipline but also the importance of teamwork. Since then, he has maintained a strong connection with nature, finding it a source of rejuvenation and inspiration for his work.