Glass surfaces remain an enduring area of scientific and technological challenges for applications of glass, and approaches to understand and customize surface and interfacial behaviors with glass modifications and value-added coatings represent a critical direction for glass’s future.

This session will focus on surfaces and interfaces in glassy- and film-related systems, with a scope that includes fundamental studies of intrinsic glass surfaces, structure-property relations at surfaces/interfaces, innovations in glass surface characterization, novel methods for modifying surfaces, emerging concepts around functional coatings on glass, and properties of glassy/amorphous thin films.