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The May 2020 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, we look at how coatings for glass are making a big difference in the energy world. In the cover story, authors Wilhelm Johansson, Albert Peralta, Bo Jonson, Srinivasan Anand, Lars Österlund, and Stefan Karlsson describe the results of their experiment creating transparent TiO2 and ZnO thin films for ultraviolet protection of photovoltaic modules. Offering a change of pace and a different way to think about glass science, authors Nadia A. Elbaar, Briana L. Bennett, Jane B. Cook, and John C. Mauro look at the coalescence of glass art and glass science.

The May issue also contains the annual Kreidl Award abstract. This year’s awardee Yifei Zhang, Ph.D. candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, writes about his research on optical phase change materials. Zhang will present his Kreidl Award lecture on August 4 at the Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Aug. 2–6, 2020.

For scientists looking to improve their communication and outreach skills, the May issue highlights several resources available on ACerS new “Communicating Science” webpage, including a “Glass Comics” series by researchers at the Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials in Brazil.

Finally, a letter from ACerS president Tatsuki Ohji addresses the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and a special meetings schedule page lists all the changes and cancellations of upcoming ACerS meetings that have taken place so far.

You’ll find a lot more interesting content inside this—and every issue—of the ACerS Bulletin. The current issue is free to all for a short time, but remember that all the valuable content in over ninety years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining us today!