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ACerS Glass & Optical Materials Division

Our Mission

The Glass & Optical Materials Division of The American Ceramic Society focuses on the scientific research and development, application and manufacture of all types of glass, including fiber optics, the encapsulation of nuclear and hazardous wastes in glasses and the interaction of glass and ceramics in biosystems. Members of this division work with glasses in the optical, aerospace, window and electronic industries among others.

Discover our collection of 5-8 minute videos presenting glass research.

Contact our 2019-2020 GOMD Officers.

Review the GOMD awards descriptions and awardees.

View the Division’s annual reports and rules governing the division.

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) values and seeks 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.

25th International Congress on Glass and the GOMD Annual Meeting

In June 2019, more than 900 people from 45 countries attended the Congress organized by the International Commission on Glass (also ICG) and GOMD.  Students accounted for 200 of the attendees.  Held every three years, the International Congress on Glass has been providing valuable networking and collaborative efforts since 1933.

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ICG Meeting Archive

About GOMD

The GOMD Division flyer provides an at-a-glance representation of the division’s benefits, mission and focused meetings.

Publication Highlights

As a service to the members of the Glass & Optical Materials Division and those interested in joining The American Ceramic Society, ACerS and Wiley are providing free access to articles published in the International Journal of Applied Glass Science and the Journal of the American Ceramic Society that are relevant to the glass industry. The articles are updated quarterly, so came back frequently to see what's new.

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) values and seeks 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.