ACerS member Carlo Pantano, director of the Materials Research Institute, and Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University, is a nationally known expert on the science and engineering of glass. But Pantano also knows about the artistic side of the material, too, and uses this as a way to link art and science. In this brief video, he demonstrates his glass-blowing chops, and discusses how he combines the two in his personal and teaching life.

Pantano will be giving a full lecture in March at Penn State about the art and science of glass. Actually, it sounds like the format will be more of a “conversation” in front of a large crowd. I’ll post the details when I get them.