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GOMD 2013 Award Winners



2013 Stookey Lecture of Discovery
G. Clinton Shay

G. Clinton Shay, Retired Consultant, Corning Incorporated


The Torturous Path of the Fusion Sheet Process Development
In the 1950’s and 1960’s, Corning developed a revolutionary process to produce pristine flat glass without polishing. This was called ‘fusion’, and evolved as an alternative to the widely-used Pilkington float process. Shay led the team, which invented and developed fusion and its capability for chemically-strengthened, Pyrex, ophthalmic, and LCD products. In its first 35 years, however, despite significant technical advancement and personal sacrifice; the fusion developers retired or passed away without seeing commercial success. In the late 1990’s, the convergence of the emerging needs for LCD television and fusion’s thin low warp hard-glass came into alignment. Fusion is used today to produce a majority of the glass for liquid crystal displays, as well as, Gorilla® protective cover glasses used in smartphones, tablets, and electronic products. Today, at 91 years old, Shay continues as a champion of fusion and is active in defining many new technology directions under investigation today. He will share the story of fusion process development – how the team overcame many challenges and with Corning’s management support eventually led to a world-changing glass forming process. His message has special relevance for today – where the expense and risk of process research has caused most to shy away from its pursuit.


Biography: Coming soon.



George W. Morey Award Lecture

Denise M. Krol, University of California, Davis


Focus > and Flash! Changing the structure of glass with light
Focused femtosecond lasers can alter the structure of transparent materials, such as glass, with sub-micron resolution and high spatial precision. This technique offers a unique manufacturing tool for the fabrication of complex three-dimensional structures embedded inside glass, as opposed to conventional patterning and lithography techniques which are typically restricted to surface layers. In this talk I will review the basic principles of ultrafast laser modification of glass and highlight some of our recent work in this area with an emphasis on the role of glass composition and structure.


Biography: Krol is a professor at the University of California Davis in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. She has a Ph D in Mathematics and Physical Sciences from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Prior to her appointment at UC Davis, she was a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, visiting professor at Stanford University, member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Labs, and a research scientist at Philips Research Labs. She is currently splitting her time between UC Davis and Utrecht University, where she is a visiting professor in the Physics Department. Krol holds 5 patents and has published more than 130 journal articles. She is a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society, Fellow of the Optical Society of America, NSF-VPW (Visiting Professorships for Women) Award winner, and a Norbert J. Kreidl Award winner. Her research interests are in optical materials, nonlinear optics and nanophotonics with a current emphasis on ultrafast laser structuring of glass.



Stephen Elliott

Stephen Elliott, Professor of Chemical Physics at Cambridge University


Elliott will present his lecture at the Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft and Glass & Optical Materials Division Joint Annual Meeting, May 25-29, 2014 in Germany.


Biography: Elliott is a Fellow of the Trinity College, UK. He has published more than 300 papers in several fundamental areas of glass science and has authored/coauthored three widely used textbooks. Elliott received his PhD from Cambridge University, working in the Physics and Chemistry of Solids group at the Cavendish Lab. He received the Zachariasen Prize in 1992. In 2001, he became the first recipient of the Stanford R. Ovshinsky Award for excellence in non-crystalline chalcogenides. He is or has been an editor/coeditor or a member of advisory editorial board of a number of prestigious journals. His current research continues in the field of PCMs examining the microscopic origins of the fast amorphous –crystalline phase transitions and design of new PCMs.



2013 Norbert J. Kreidl Award

Lina Ma, Missouri University of Science & Technology


Structural study of Na2O-FeO-Fe2O3-P2O5 glasses by HPLC and Raman Spectroscopy
Several series of Na2O-FeO-Fe2O3-P2O5 glasses with ranges of O/P (3.0~3.5) and Fe/P (0.0~0.64) ratios were prepared. This glass system is a model for iron phosphate glasses used to encapsulate high alkaline nuclear waste streams. Glass structure was studied using high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and Raman spectroscopy. The average chain-length of phosphate anions decreases with increasing O/P ratio, and the chain-length distributions broaden for glasses with constant O/P, but increasing Fe/P. The latter can be explained by the disproportionation of pyrophosphate units in the glass melts with greater iron contents. The compositional dependences of the Raman spectra were consistent with the changes in the phosphate anion distributions, as determined by HPLC.


Biography: Coming soon.



Thank you to the GOMD 2013 Award Sponsors!

  • Corning Incorporated — Stookey Award & Poster Contest
  • SCHOTT — Kreidl Award
  • PPG Industries — Morey Award
  • Coe College — Stookey Award


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