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.

United Nations approves 2022 as the International Year of Glass!  Read more...

In honor of the International Year of Glass, The American Ceramic Society's (ACerS) Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) are holding a glass demonstration competition to showcase the beautiful complexity of glass science and glass art. The top three awardees will each receive a cash prize, plaque, conference registration, and recognition at GOMD 2022.

The Glorious Glass Demo competition involves creating a short 3 to 5 minute video showing the general public something interesting and fun about glass science and/or glass art. While the idea for the demonstration must center around glass science or glass art, in what way that it accomplishes this is up to you! Read more...

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

View our 2021-2022 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.

PacRim 14/GOMD 2021 conference

The PacRim 14/GOMD 2021 conference took place virtually December 13-16. We welcomed 500 attendees from 33 countries; including 118 students.

Check out the post-event coverage by Ceramic Tech Today.

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, the editors of the ACerS journals have selected articles 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.