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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As a service to the members of the Glass & Optical Materials Division and those interested in joining The American Ceramic Society, ACerS and Wiley are providing free access to articles published in the International Journal of Glass Science and the Journal of the American Ceramic Society that are relevant to the glass industry. These articles will be unlocked until September 30, 2017. After that time, ACerS members can access these articles after logging in to www.ceramics.org.
We would like to invite all the active glass research leaders to produce 5~8 min videos (in English) showing their main research lines, faculty and staff, and lab facilities, in a free, creative style.
We aim to collect hundreds of videos, which should be very useful to stimulate collaboration among glass researchers scattered in the four corners of the planet, and also for prospective students and post-docs that are trying to find alternative study possibilities, new positions and opportunities for research collaboration. These video clips can be professionally produced or home-made. The most important items are the content and keywords, which will make them searchable. Each video will be examined by the four GOMD officers for approval.
Please address any questions and submit your video to the GOMD chair – Prof. Edgar D. Zanotto – firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Frontiers of Glass Science Lecture Winner: Himanshu Jain, professor, materials science and engineering, Lehigh University
Lecture Title: Pathways of glass-crystal transformation
2017 Frontiers of Glass Technology Lecture Winner: Leonid Glebov, research professor of optics, Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida; OptiGrate Corporation
Lecture Title: Volume holographic elements in photo-thermo-refractive glass: features and applications
2017 Winner: Peter C. Schultz, senior advisor and board member, OFS Fitel; director, secretary, advisor, viNGN; president, BioSensor Inc.
Lecture Title: In pursuit of perfect glass: Fifty years and still at it
2017 Winner: Kathleen Richardson, professor of optics and materials science and engineering, Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida
Lecture Title: The evolution of chalcogenide glasses in infrared photonics – beyond invisible