We received word from the International Commission on Glass that it, along with several other organizations, will be holding a special “summer school” on functional glasses Aug. 19–24 at Shanghai University. Organizers say the five-day program is especially targeted at new PhD students or those that have recently begun research in the glass industry. Cost for the session is $300.
Some of the topics covered in the program include fundamentals and photonic applications of rare-earth doped materials; mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in soft-glass microstrctructured fibers; nanostructured glasses containing quantum dots and nanocrystals; novel optical functions by fs laser micromodification in glass; glasses as media for fabricating nanocrystalline oxide rod arrays—a technique from bioglass research; well-ordered mesoporous bioactive glasses; functional thin-film for energy-saving; evaluation of microstrength of glass; novel function by crystallization of glass; microstructure manipulation of glass and performance optimization; and characterization of glass microstructure by STEM.
Cosponsors of this ICG summer school include The Chinese Ceramic Society, China Triumph International Engineering Co., Shanghai University and South China University of Technology.