SYMPOSIUM 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF THE GLASSY STATE
This symposium will provide a discussion forum on fundamental principles of glass science. Contributions covering experimental and theoretical developments in the field of glass science are welcome. Topics of interest include novel developments in the following sessions.
- Glass Formation and Structural Relaxation
- Glass Crystallization and Glass-Ceramics
- Structural Characterizations of Glass
- Topology and Rigidity
- Atomistic Simulation and Predictive Modeling of Glass
- Data-based Modeling and Machine Learning for Glass Science
- Mechanical Properties of Glass
- Non-Oxide Glass and Glass-Ceramics
- Glass Under Extreme Conditions
SYMPOSIUM 2: GLASS AND WATER: DEGRADATION OF AMORPHOUS MATERIALS
Whether applied as protective surface coatings, in biological environments, or in the immobilization of nuclear waste, understanding the mechanisms and kinetics of glass degradation and dissolution remains a technical challenge in glass science. The stages of glass dissolution are now well established, however significant challenges remain in evaluating the role of composition, processing, additives, and the environment on the structural rearrangement and durability of the glass. These challenges are best resolved by sharing knowledge and expertise from the diverse variety of glass-related applications. This symposium will focus on how water and glass interact, including an appraisal of fundamental approaches towards identification of mechanisms of glass dissolution, how variation in material properties and process, and the degradation environment impacts on the dissolution behavior, or how characterization can be used investigate the complex dissolution process.
SYMPOSIUM 3: OPTICAL AND ELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES — FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS
Optical and electronic materials and devices are of critical importance for applications, including sustainable energy, information technology, nonvolatile memory, sensing, medical diagnostics and treatment, and national defense. This symposium will address processing and properties of optical and electronic materials as well as design, fabrication, and performance of functional devices.
- Laser Interactions with Glass
- Charge and Energy Transport in Disordered Materials
- Optical Fibers and Waveguides
- Glass-based Optical Devices and Detector Applications
- Optical and Photonic Glass and Glass-Ceramics
SYMPOSIUM 4: GLASS TECHNOLOGY AND
Glass can be engineered with a wide range of properties and in many different forms for both active and passive applications for current and emerging energy and environmental technologies. This symposium will draw an arc from the fundamental approaches (interplay of theory, modeling and experiment) via material properties (compositional influences and signatures) and their characterization (in-situ, ex-situ) to manufacturing (novel processing techniques).
- Sol-gel Processing of Glasses and Ceramic Materials
- Challenges in Glass Manufacturing
- 3D-printing of Glass
SYMPOSIUM 5: GLASS EDUCATION
Over the last year, creating and implementing education and professional development activities has been challenging, as in person interactions have been limited. This symposium will include talks and discussion panels on professional development, such as networking, mentoring, technical/grant writing, conflict resolution and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted these activities. For example, identification of effective virtual communication strategies, educational and networking activities that translate well to virtual platforms, or how research groups have delt with “lost research time” in proposal and grant writing. Abstracts on a wide variety of topics are encouraged, to serve as resources for those who have found success navigating the “new normal”
GOMD 2021 STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Poster session and student poster competition
As part of the tradition at GOMD 2021, students are invited to present their work as part of the GOMD student poster competition Best posters will be rewarded with cash awards. Poster abstracts should be submitted under the session topic most closely related to the research described in the abstract.
Career networking event
Students and early career professionals attending GOMD 2021 are invited to attend a career networking event in which they will have the opportunity to network with professionals from industry, academia, and national labs to ask questions on diverse topics (work-life balance, career opportunities, etc.). in a casual environment.