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Glass & Optical Materials Division: Stookey Lecture of Discovery

Deadline for Nominations: Extended to February 9 2018

The Glass and Optical Materials Division invites nominations for the Stookey Lecture of Discovery, named in honor of materials pioneer Dr. S. Donald Stookey. Dr. Stookey created major life-changing inventions including photosensitive and photochromic glasses, and glass-ceramics and in 1986 was presented with the National Medal of Technology from President Ronald Reagan in recognition of his scientific achievements.


This award recognizes an individual’s lifetime of innovative exploratory work or noteworthy contributions of outstanding research on new materials, phenomena, or processes involving glass, that have commercial significance or the potential for commercial impact.


The winner presents a distinguished lecture at the GOMD annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, May 20-24, 2018. The winner receives an engraved glass piece and a $1000 honorarium sponsored by Corning Incorporated and Coe College. The criterion for winning the award is technical innovation.


Nomination package should include:

  • Sponsor’s executive summary;
  • Patents and publications related to the nominee’s career and discoveries;
  • Two letters of recommendation by those knowledgeable of the nominee’s technical achievements and pre-eminence in their fields.

Nominations should be sent electronically to:


Pierre Lucas

University of Arizona




Download Nomination Form Here

Download Past Winners Here

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