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Antoni Tomsia

By Marilyn Stoltz / April 8, 2020

Tony Tomsia is a Senior Scientist emeritus in the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).  A native of Poland, Tomsia received his M.S. degree from the University of Mining and Metallurgy, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Institute of Materials Science, all in Krakow, Poland. He joined Berkeley Lab in…

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Walter Kob

By Marilyn Stoltz / April 8, 2020

Walter Kob received his PhD in theoretical Physics at the University of Basel in 1989. After a postdoc at the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University in 1994, he became an assistant professor at the Department of Physics at the University of Mainz in Germany. In 2000 he accepted a full professorship at the University…

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Reinhard Conradt

By Marilyn Stoltz / March 10, 2020

Reinhard Conradt is a retired professor from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He performed industry related research at Fraunhofer Institute of Silicate Science (ISC) Würzburg, Germany for 6 years, then served for 10 years as lecturer and industry consultant in an emerging market of Asia (Thailand). From 1997 to 2016, he was full professor and Chair…

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Dale Chihuly

By Marilyn Stoltz / March 10, 2020

Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he later…

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Younès Messaddeq

By Marilyn Stoltz / March 10, 2020

Younès Messaddeq began his academic career in 1994, as a professor at the Institute of Chemistry of the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil. In 2010, he moved to Canada to head the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Innovations. The Chair is based at Université Laval in Quebec City where Professor Messaddeq is a…

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Joachim Deubener

By Marilyn Stoltz / March 10, 2020

Joachim Deubener is full professor of glass science and engineering at Clausthal University of Technology in Germany since 2002. His research interests are dynamic processes and phase transformations in glasses and, in addition, he is working on thin (sol-gel) and thick (enamel) film technologies. He published 130 peer-reviewed articles on the field of glass science…

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Scott Barnhouse

By Greg Geiger / March 9, 2020

Scott Barnhouse is the Director of ALTEO NA LLC, the American subsidiary of ALTEO Holdings, a French-based, global producer of Aluminas.  He has dedicated over 25 years to the Alumina industry, beginning with Alcan where he managed three business units for North American Specialty Aluminas — Calcined Aluminas, and Activated Aluminas, and Specialty Alumina Trihydrates. …

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Matt Creedon

By Faye Oney / February 21, 2020

Matt Creedon is R&D manager for Washington Mills. He was previously senior product development engineer at Saint-Gobain, where he worked in developing sintered silicon carbide ceramics and products for armor and structural applications. Prior to his position at Saint-Gobain, Creedon worked in various research capacities, as principal development engineer, developing ceramic fiber-based catalytic converter support…

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Tony Thornton

By Andrea Ross / February 20, 2020

Tony Thornton is Director of Technical Information and a Senior Technology and Applications Consultant for Micromeritics Instrument Corp., Norcross, Ga.  His responsibilities include managing Micromeritics’ internal and external knowledge bases, and providing technical and applications support for Micromeritics customers, employees, and agents.  He specializes in particle size, porosity, and pycnometry applications.  An ASTM International fellow…

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David O’Brien

By Andrea Ross / February 12, 2020

David O’Brien currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of SINTX Technologies, Inc. He previously served as the company’s Vice President and General Manager from October 2016 to July 2019. He held prior roles as its Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Manufacturing. O’Brien has over 30 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing,…

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