07-13 glass vials

An ACerS online course

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This course addresses most of the significant properties of glass, both theoretically and experimentally

Now Available as a pre-recorded course!


Instructor:  Joseph Homeny, Ph.D.

Course description

This course is an intensive combination of live online lectures and laboratory demonstrations that address most of the significant properties of glass, both theoretically and experimentally. The individual sessions are titled in the accompanying outline. The lectures are organized to define each property, examine thermal and compositional effects, and describe practical measurement techniques. The laboratory demonstrations are designed to give the participants experience with common glass property tests.

Who will benefit?

Engineers, managers, contractors, purchasing agents, furnace operators, maintenance supervisors, and technicians who are involved in the manufacturing, marketing, research and development, or consumption of glasses will find this course beneficial. A high level technical or engineering background is not essential to take this course, although technical professionals will find the subject matter informative and useful.

Course Objectives

The lectures of this course are designed to introduce the participants to the ceramic engineering fundamentals of glass properties. The laboratory demonstrations are designed to provide the participants with direct experience in fabricating test specimens and the application of standard ASTM test methods.

Need to miss a lecture?

All lectures will be recorded, so even if you cannot attend the live lectures, you can still take the course using the recordings. They will be posted after each live lecture and include the very same video and audio content and personalized instructor feedback.

Customized training

Looking for training customized to your company? Do you want a course taught privately to your employees? Call Customer Service at 614-890-4700 for details, or contact Marcus Fish to learn about training benefits for our Corporate Partners.

For other questions about ACerS online courses, email customerservice@ceramics.org.

Instructor bio

Joseph Homeny

Joseph Homeny is technical director of the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, Westerville, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in ceramic engineering from Pennsylvania State University and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Rutgers University. He has industrial refractories experience in the research laboratories of the J.E. Baker Company and North American Refractories Company, and industrial glass experience at Owens Corning. Prior to joining Orton in 1992, he was a professor in the ceramic engineering department of University of Illinois. Homeny is active in the refractories and advanced ceramic committees of ASTM.

Registration rates (per person)

Registration Fee
Member, individual*$1,050

*Employees of ACerS Corporate Partners receive the discounted Individual Member rate.  Sapphire Corporate Partners receive an additional 20% discount; Diamond Corporate Partners receive an additional 30% discount.  Please contact  customerservice@ceramics.org or 614-890-4700 to register employees at the discounted Corporate Partner rates.