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ACerS Glass & Optical Materials Division

Mission statement  

 

Our Mission: The Glass & Optical Materials Division of The American Ceramic Society focuses on the scientific research and development, application and manufacture of all types of glass, including fiber optics, the encapsulation of nuclear and hazardous wastes in glasses and the interaction of glass and ceramics in biosystems. Members of this division work with glasses in the optical, aerospace, window and electronic industries among others.

 

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The Glass & Optical Materials Division of The American Ceramic Society focuses on the scientific research and development, application and manufacture of all types of glass, including fiber optics, the encapsulation of nuclear and hazardous wastes in glasses and the interaction of glass and ceramics in biosystems. Members of this division work with glasses in the optical, aerospace, window and electronic industries among others.

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 Meeting Spotlight  

 

April 7 – 11, 2016

International Commission on Glass XXIV International Congress 2016

Shanghai, China

 

April 24 – 26, 2016

5th Ceramic Leadership Summit, in conjunction with Ceramics Expo (CLS 2016)

Cleveland, OH USA

 

April 26 – 28, 2016
2nd Ceramics Expo
Cleveland, OH USA

 

May 22 – 26, 2016

Glass & Optical Materials Division Meeting (GOMD 2016)

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club  |  Madison, WI USA

 

July 28 – July 31, 2016

Innovations in Biomedical Materials and Technologies

Rosemont Hyatt  |  Chicago, IL USA

 

August 21 – 26, 2016

International Congress on Ceramics (ICC6)

Dresden, Germany

 

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Application Procedure for a $300 GOMD Travel Assistance Grant for Students to Attend the 2016 GOMD Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

This award is principally designed to help and encourage undergraduate and graduate students in the field of glass and optical materials to attend the GOMD 2016 meeting, which will be held in Madison, WI, USA, May 22-26 2016. See www.ceramics.org/gomd2016 for further details.

 

The award will cover the student registration fee and additional travel expense for a total of $300 per applicant. It is expected that up to 20 awards will be given.

 

Application Process: All candidates must submit an abstract for a talk or poster presentation at the meeting using the online submission process: www.ceramics.org/gomd2016. The deadline for abstract submission is Nov. 25, 2015. In addition, candidates should send an e-mail requesting the travel assistance, including name, institution and status (undergraduate or graduate student) to the Chair of GOMD, Dr. Randy Youngman.  Furthermore, each student candidate should arrange for a letter of support to be submitted by a sponsoring faculty member. Applications and letters may be sent to: youngmanre@corning.com by Wednesday, November 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

 

Decision Process: The GOMD officers will serve as the selection committee for this assistance, and will notify the applicants promptly of their decisions.

Division leadership  

Chair: Randy Youngman | Corning Incorporated | Ph: (607) 974-2970

Chair-Elect: Edgar Zanotto | Federal University of Sao Carlos | Ph: 16-33518527

Vice Chair: Pierre Lucas | University of Arizona | Ph: (520) 322-2311

Secretary: Liping Huang | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | Ph: (518) 276-2174

 

Publications and articles  

 History of ICG

 

Awards  

Changes to the Cooper, Kreidl and Morey awards were proposed and voted on by GOMD membership at the GOMD General Business Meeting at MS&T’10 on Tuesday, October 19, 2010.  Please review the proposed changes that are now in effect.

 

Darshana and Arun Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Lectures

  • 2015 Frontiers of Glass Science Lecture Winner: Sabyasachi Sen, Univ. of California, Irvine
    Lecture Title: Structural Aspects of Relaxational Dynamics in Glasses and Supercooled Liquids
              
  • 2015 Frontiers of Glass Technology Lecture Winner: Steven B. Jung, Mo-Sci Corporation, MIssouri
    Lecture Title: The Present and Future of Glass in Medicine            

The Stookey Lecture of Discovery Award

  • 2015 Winner: Narsingh B. Singh, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County          
    Lecture Title: Development of Multifunctional Chalcogenide and Chalcopyrite Crystals and Glasses                     

George W. Morey Award

  • 2015 Winner: Morey Award Lecture not given in 2015  

Norbert J Kreidl Award

  • 2015 Winner: Michael J. Guerette, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York  
    Lecture Title: Structure and Nonlinear Elasticity of Silica Glass Fiber under High Strain            

Alfred R. Cooper Scholars Award:  DONATE to the Cooper fund! 

  • 2015 Winner: Emily M. Aaldenberg, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
    Lecture Title: Dynamic Fatigue of Ion-Exchanged Glass 
  • 2015 Distinguished Lecturer: Martin C. Wilding, Aberystwyth University, Wales 
    Lecture Title: Exploring the Structure of High Temperature Liquids with High Energy X-Rays

 

 

Job opportunities  

ACerS Career Center

 

 


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