The Glass and Optical Materials Division invites nominations for the Stookey Lecture of Discovery, named in honor of materials pioneer Dr. S. Donald Stookey. Dr. Stookey created major life-changing inventions including photosensitive and photochromic glasses, and glass-ceramics and in 1986 was presented with the National Medal of Technology from President Ronald Reagan in recognition of his scientific achievements.

This award recognizes an individual’s lifetime of innovative exploratory work or noteworthy contributions of outstanding research on new materials, phenomena, or processes involving glass, that have commercial significance or the potential for commercial impact.

The winner presents a distinguished lecture at the 14th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology (PACRIM 14) including Glass & Optical Materials Division 2021 Annual Meeting (GOMD 2021) December 12–17, 2021 and receives a glass piece and a $1000 honorarium sponsored by Corning Incorporated and Coe College. The criterion for winning the award is technical innovation.

Nomination package should include:

  • Sponsor’s executive summary;
  • Patents and publications related to the nominee’s career and discoveries;
  • Two letters of recommendation by those knowledgeable of the nominee’s technical achievements and pre-eminence in their fields.

Nominations should be sent electronically to:
John Mauro
2020-2021 Chair, Glass & Optical Materials Division

Deadline for Nominations:

January 21 Annually

Award Winners