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Nick Smith Bio



Nick Smith is a Research Associate in the Thin Films and Surfaces Research directorate within Corning Incorporated, bringing to the role interdisciplinary expertise in the fields of glass surface science, chemical durability, electric-field effects in glass, and surface characterization. Since joining Corning in 2011, research responsibilities have included innovations in glass surface technology for Corning Glass Technologies businesses, as well as advances in cover glass and thin glass products. Smith has also led projects working closely with global manufacturing facilities and customers of Corning Display Technologies, as well as fundamental studies of glass corrosion and early-stage exploratory research on modified glass surfaces.  


Smith holds a Ph.D. and a B.S. in Material Science & Engineering from Penn State University, and also previously worked at American Glass Research near Pittsburgh, PA, providing consulting and training services to the glass container industry. Nick has authored or co-authored 11 peer-reviewed scientific publications, more than 90 technical reports, 10 patent applications, and five granted patents.

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