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Glass scientist discovers his passion after visiting glass museum

By Faye Oney / August 28, 2018

ACerS Fellow John Mauro has traveled an interesting career path. He attributes his success to his education, mentors, and his involvement with ACerS and the Glass and Optical Materials Division. His Lifetime Membership reflects the value he places on the Society.

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Mo-Sci announces premier sponsorship of ICG 2019

By Andrea Ross / August 10, 2018

Mo-Sci Corporation announced this week that it be a premier sponsor of the 25th International Congress on Glass (ICG 2019) to be held in Boston, Mass., in June 2019.

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JACerS Awards Symposium at MS&T18 features presentations of best ceramic science papers

By Jonathon Foreman / August 7, 2018

JACerS Awards Symposium will take place on October 17, 2018, at MS&T18 in Columbus, Ohio. The symposium features 13 presentations from invited authors of the best papers published in JACerS in the past two years.

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‘Glass Across Boundaries’ is theme of Corning’s 2018 Glass Summit

By Faye Oney / July 24, 2018

Hundreds of scientists, researchers, technologists, and students from around the world came together at Corning’s 2018 Glass Summit to collaborate and discuss opportunities and challenges in glass science and research.

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Environment, sustainability are focus of successful ICC7 conference

By / July 20, 2018

“Ceramicizing the Future for a Sustainable Society” was the theme of ICC7, held in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil on June 17–21, 2018. Attendees listened to four plenary speakers, 129 invited speakers, and many presentations that covered a range of topics.

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Newest glass material ‘Glassomer’ is used to fabricate small glass structures

By Faye Oney / June 29, 2018

Researchers have developed a glass composite that could be used in fabricating intricate objects. “Glassomer,” a material made of a polymer and quartz, could be useful in a wide variety of industrial applications.

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Video: ‘Super window’ technology is giant leap in saving the planet

By Faye Oney / June 27, 2018

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a “super window” that is twice as insulating and more energy efficient than most windows on the market today. They are currently working with major manufacturers to eventually bring it to market.

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Glass—How has it changed human lives?

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2018

Glass is one of the most important materials enabling the development of modern civilization. But which advances in glass science and technology have had the greatest impact on humankind? 

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Vitrification process turns radioactive waste into durable glass for safe disposal

By Faye Oney / June 8, 2018

Researchers have successfully converted radioactive waste into glass through vitrification at the Hanford Nuclear Site. The test is part of an overall plan to send low-activity waste directly to the vitrification facility via Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste system.

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More than 400 converge on San Antonio for Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting

By Eileen De Guire / May 25, 2018

ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division welcomed a record 410 people from 25 countries to the 2018 conference in San Antonio, Texas. Four full days of technical programming, award lectures, the L. David Pye festschrift, student activities, and business meetings made for a high-energy conference.

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