Fundamentals of Glass Science and Technology
Monday, April 27 to Tuesday, April 28, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Arun K. Varshneya, Professor of Glass Science & Engineering, Emeritus, Alfred University
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Course covers basic glass science and technology in order to broaden or improve one’s foundation in the understanding of glass as a material of choice. This one and a half day course covers the following topics:
- Glass science (commercial glass families, glassy state, nucleation and crystallization, phase separation, glass structure)
- Glass technology, batch calculations
- Glass melting and forming
- Glass properties such as density, hardness, viscosity, thermal expansion coefficient, chemical durability and engineering principles such as annealing, strength and strengthening
- Elementary fracture analysis
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- know the various commercial oxide glass families, their nominal chemical composition, and their key properties that are important for applications
- understand its physical relationship to liquids and solids
- have a general idea of key physical and chemical properties that lead to common applications
- know the basics of glass melting and forming including annealing of the more common commercial glass products
Dr. Varshneya is the President of Saxon Glass Technologies and Professor of Glass Science & Engineering, Emeritus at Alfred University. Following 12 years of industrial experience at GE Lighting and Ford Scientific Labs, he joined Alfred University as professor and retired after 28 years of service. As a teacher, he taught nearly all of the required glass science undergraduate and graduate courses at Alfred including the engineering capstone. He is the solo-author of a widely-acclaimed textbook on glass entitled, “Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses”, now in its second edition. He is also the invited author of the 13-page “Industrial Glass” entry in Encyclopedia Britannica, and has over 140 research publications and six patents. Varshneya is the co-founder of “Saxon Glass Technologies, Inc.”, an entrepreneurial business delivering glass chemical strengthening service for pharmaceutical and personal mobile communication device applications. Dr. Varshneya received the “President’s Award” for outstanding lifetime contributions to glass science and technology by the International Commission on Glass, 2007. He is the 2008-2010 Treasurer of the American Ceramic Society and currently serves as the North American “ambassador” to the International Commission on Glass.
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