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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  

Darshana and Arun Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Lectures

  • 2016 Frontiers of Glass Science Lecture Winner: Matteo Ciccotti, Laboratorie de Science et Ingenierie de la Matiere Molle, France
    Lecture Title: Multiscale investigation of stress-corrosion crack propagation mechanisms in oxide glasses
              
  • 2016 Frontiers of Glass Technology Lecture Winner: Matthew J. Dejneka, Corning Glass Research Group
    Lecture Title: Chemically strengthened glasses and glass-ceramics           

The Stookey Lecture of Discovery Award

  • 2016 Winner: David L. Griscom, impactGlass research international        
    Lecture Title: The life and unexpected discoveries of an intrepid glass scientist                   

George W. Morey Award

  • 2016 Winner: Hellmut Eckert, Institute of Physics in São Carlos, University of São Paulo, Brazil & Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Münster, Germany
    Lecture Title: Spying with spins on messy materials: 50 years of glass structure elucidation by NMR spectroscopy

Norbert J Kreidl Award

  • 2016 Winner: Lan Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Lecture Title: Materials and devices for mechanically flexible integrated photonics           

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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