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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.

 

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  

 

May 17 – 21, 2015

Glass & Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting and Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft Annual Meeting (GOMD-DGG 2015)

Hilton Miami Downtown

Miami, Florida USA

 

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Division leadership  

Chair: Steven A. Feller | Coe College |  Ph: (319) 399-8633 

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

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

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

 

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

  • 2014 Frontiers of Glass Science Lecture Winner: Matthieu Micoulaut, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, France
    Lecture Title: Reversibility in glasses 
              (The Award was presented during the DGG-ACerS GOMD Joint Annual Meeting
              Aachen, Germany, May 2014)
  • 2014 Frontiers of Glass Technology Lecture Winner: TJ Kiczenski, Corning Incorporated
    Lecture Title: Advancing the understanding and utilization of glass relaxation in commercial applications
              (The Award was presented during the DGG-ACerS GOMD Joint Annual Meeting
              Aachen, Germany, May 2014)

The Stookey Lecture of Discovery Award

  • 2014 Winner: Joseph S. Hayden, SCHOTT North America, Inc.          
    Lecture Title: Overcoming technical challenges and moving into the future with laser glass         
              (The Award was presented during the DGG-ACerS GOMD Joint Annual Meeting 
              Aachen, Germany, May 2014)                    

George W. Morey Award

  • 2014 Winner: Stephen R. Elliott, Cambridge University and Trinity College, Cambridge, UK
    Lecture Title: Chalcogenide phase-change materials: Past and future
              (The Award was presented during the DGG-ACerS GOMD Joint Annual Meeting
              Aachen, Germany, May 2014)

Norbert J Kreidl Award

  • 2014 Winner: Peter Lezzi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
    Lecture Title: Strength increase of silica glass fibers by surface stress relaxation: A new mechanical strengthening method
              (The Award was presented during the DGG-ACerS GOMD Joint Annual Meeting
              Aachen, Germany, May 2014)

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

  • 2014 Winner: Nicole T. Johnson, Coe College, IA
    Lecture Title: Development of Electronically Conductive Glasses for Resistive Plate Calorimeter Particle Detectors
  • 2014 Distinguished Lecturer: C. Austen Angell, Arizona State University, AZ
    Lecture Title: Forty years of silica simulations. Where are we now? (With a digression on Al Cooper and the Deborah number)
  • 2014 Distinguished Lecturer: Cornelius T. Moynihan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
    Lecture Title: Interesting aspects of the glass transition

 

 

Job opportunities  

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