2011 Glass & Optical Materials Division Spring Meeting

Final Program

Meeting Description

Hosted in May 15-19, GOMD 2011 features symposia on Glass Science, Amorphous State, Optical Materials & Devices and Glass Technology. Sessions headed by technical leaders from industry, government laboratories, and academia will cover the latest advances in glass science and technology, as well as a focused examination of the amorphous state. The poster session, sponsored by the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, will highlight late-breaking research and the annual student poster contest. Open sessions will also be organized for each of the symposia, so contact the Symposium Lead for details. To browse the technical program or to create a personal schedule for the conference, use the online Itinerary Planner.  Congratulations to this year’s award winners. Just Announced: At the GOMD 2011 Conference Dinner, John E. Marra will deliver “Beyond Fukushima: Advanced Materials to Enable Enhanced Nuclear Power Systems,” a talk on the materials science needs in nuclear energy applications highlighted by the Fukushima disaster.

Who Should Attend

GOMD 2011 is designed for those who are involved or interested in the scientific research & development, application, and manufacturing of all glass types, including fiber optics, encapsulation of nuclear and hazardous wastes in glasses, interaction of glass & ceramics in medicine and biotechnology, super high-strength glasses, and countless other applications. To browse the full Technical Program or to create a personal schedule for the conference, use the online Itinerary Planner.

Registration Rates

Online registration is now closed. Please register onsite for GOMD 2011.

On or Before

April 15, 2011


April 15, 2011

Member $525 $650
Nonmember $645 $765
One-Day Member $395 $520
One-Day Nonmember $515 $640
Emeritus/Senior $395 $520
Student Member $135 $210
Student Nonmember $175 $250
GMIC Member: Glass Recycling $345 $395
GMIC Nonmember: Glass Recycling $395 $445
Wireless Internet Access

Complimentary wireless internet access will be provided in all of the meeting space for the duration of the GOMD conference. For those who don’t wish to carry a laptop, ACerS will provide two Internet kiosks for attendee use in the registration area.


Program Chair

Joseph V. Ryan
Energy and Environment Directorate
Pacific Northwest National Lab
Richland, WA 99352

Program Chair

Amanda Brennecka
Ceramics and Glass
Sandia National Labs
Albuquerque, NM 87185-2718

Division Chair
Steve Martin
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2300
(515) 294-0745
John Ballato
Clemson Research Park AMRL
Anderson, SC 29625-6554
(864) 656-1035
Vice Chair
Kelly Simmons-Potter
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0104
(520) 626-0525
Shibin Jiang
AdValue Technology. LLC
Tucson, AZ 85714-1962
(520) 790-5468