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Glass Corrosion Short Course



May 20—8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | La Corona Room, Hilton Palacio del Rio, San Antonio, Texas

Instructors:  Glass corrosion experts from industry and academia


How do silicate glasses behave when they come into contact with water? This question is at the heart of many fields of research and is triggered by either industrial or environmental applications. This one-day short course taught by industry experts gives an up-to-date overview of this topic.


Course Objective 

This short course provides a comprehensive knowledge about the fundamental mechanisms of glass corrosion and their relation with kinetics. Various focuses are made on various types of glasses: nuclear and commercial glasses, as well as natural and archaeological glasses. To complete this overview, the course will provide insights into the analytical and experimental techniques used to investigate glass corrosion at various scales and into the different modeling approaches.


Course Outline 


Session title



Stéphane Gin, CEA, France

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“Fundamental aspects of silicate glass corrosion: mechanisms and kinetics (theoretical background)”


Joe Ryan, PNNL, USA

(bio here)

“Experimental and analytical techniques to investigate glass corrosion”

Jincheng Du, University of North Texas, USA

(bio here)

 “Atomistic simulations of glasses and glass-water interactions”

Robert Schaut & Nick Smith,                  Corning, USA

(Schaut bio(Smith bio)

 “Durability of commercial glasses”

John Vienna, PNNL, USA

(bio here)

“Nuclear Waste Glass Corrosion and Performance Assessment”


Marie Jackson, University of Utah, USA

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Benjamin Parruzot, PNNL, USA

(bio here)






“Glass Alteration in Volcanic and Archaeological Materials: Guideposts for Predicting Nuclear Waste Glass Durability”




To register for this course, click the appropriate ACerS membership category below.


  After April 24, 2018
ACerS Member $600
Nonmember $700
Student $375



If you have questions about registration, please contact Customer Service at 866-721-3322 (option 6) or 1-240-646-7054.


Cancellation Policy

ACerS reserves the right to cancel a course up to 4 weeks before the scheduled presentation date. Please contact ACerS customer service at 1-866-721-3322 or 1-240-646-7054 to confirm that the course is happening before purchasing your airline tickets. ACerS is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or the cancellation/change fees associated with canceling a flight.



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