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.

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I am writing to send you the last news about the International Year of Glass 2022. We have surpassed the threshold of 1000 endorsers (today 1040) and we have the support of 72 countries. Read more...

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

Contact our 2020-2021 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.

2020 Virtual Glass Summit

The 2020 Virtual Glass Summit took place August 3 - 5, 2020.  We welcomed 250 attendees and speakers for this first-ever virtual ACerS event.

Check out the post-event coverage by Glass on Web.

To view the recorded sessions, registrants can go in through the conference link to select the session they’d like to view from the agenda.

Double-click on the session link and you will see a link to the full recording from the session.

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.