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2018 Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) Meeting



Each year, the Glass & Optical Materials Division (GOMD) builds its annual meeting around the emerging trends in glass science and technology. Join technical leaders from industry, national laboratories, and academia May 20-24, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, to share your research and lessons learned with colleagues from around the world.



Meeting description


Technical leaders from industry, national laboratories, and academia will lead technical sessions featuring both oral and poster presentations that provide an open forum for glass scientists and engineers from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances in various aspects related to glass science and technology.


GOMD is not just for scientists already working in the field — students are encouraged to enter their presentations in the annual poster competition for professional recognition and cash awards. Those attending are also encouraged to attend a career round table discussion with scientists from industry, national laboratories, and academia about career opportunities and other topics in a casual environment. GOMD 2018 will provide a unique opportunity for students to learn and interact, and for industry and academic leaders to provide mentorship for the next generation working in glass science and technology.


Technical program


For an in-depth description of each individual session topic, click it below.


S1: Fundamentals of the glassy state
  Session 1: Glass formation and structural relaxation
  Session 2: Crystallization in glass and its application
  Session 3: Structural characterizations of glasses
  Session 4: Topology and rigidity
  Session 5: Computer simulation and predictive modeling of glasses
  Session 6: Mechanical properties of glasses
  Session 7: Non-oxide glasses
  Session 8: Glass under extreme conditions
S2: Glasses in healthcare—fundamentals and application
S3: Optical and electronic materials and devices—fundamentals and applications
  Session 1: Laser interactions with glasses
  Session 2: Charge and energy transport in disordered materials
  Session 3: Optical fibers and waveguides
  Session 4: Glass-based optical devices
  Session 5:Optical ceramics and glass-ceramics
  Session 6:Glasses and glass-ceramics in detector applications
  Session 7:Rare-earth and transition metal-doped glasses and ceramics for photonic applications
S4: Glass technology and cross-cutting topics
  Session 1: Glass surfaces and functional coatings
  Session 2: Sol-gel processing of glasses and ceramic materials
  Session 3: Challenges in glass manufacturing
  Session 4: Waste immobilization—waste form development: processing and performance
  Session 5: Optical fabrication science and technology
S5: Dawn of the Glass Age: New horizons in glass science, engineering and applications




2018 Program Chair

Jincheng Du

University of North Texas, USA


GOMD Officers


Chair: Pierre Lucas

University of Arizona, USA



Chair-Elect: Liping Huang

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA




Vice Chair: Jincheng Du

University of North Texas, USA




Secretary: John Mauro

Pennsylvania State University, USA







The American Ceramic Society values diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering. ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path or academic level.

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