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Glass scientist discovers his passion after visiting glass museum

By Faye Oney / August 28, 2018

ACerS Fellow John Mauro has traveled an interesting career path. He attributes his success to his education, mentors, and his involvement with ACerS and the Glass and Optical Materials Division. His Lifetime Membership reflects the value he places on the Society.

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Video: The alchemy of glass, plus other facts and musings about this versatile material

By Faye Oney / August 30, 2017

This video, created by the European Glass Container Federation, illustrates the many technological advances in glass over time—and the significant contributions this versatile material has made to improve our world.

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GOMD keeps momentum going at Madison, Wis., meeting

By Eileen De Guire / June 7, 2016

More than 360 glass scientists, engineers, and students attended ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division technical conference and annual business meeting in Madison, Wis., the week of May 22.

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Retired Corning scientist S. Donald Stookey dies at 99

By Eileen De Guire / November 7, 2014

Renowned glass scientist S. Donald Stookey—an ACerS member, Distinguished Life Member, and Fellow—died on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the age of 99 in Pittsford, N.Y.

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Energy, environment, and functional ceramics are theme of PACRIM 10; early bird registration ends next week!

By Eileen De Guire / April 18, 2013

The PACRIM 10 and GOMD annual meeting offer an unparalleled opportunity to network with like-minded researchers from around the globe. Here, PACRIM 8 attendee, John Mauro, from the United States, confers with Yuanzheng Yue, from Denmark. It is almost April 24th. Why, you ask, is that important? April 24th is the “Early Bird” deadline for…

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Glass Commission, Penn State looking for young scientist Weyl award nominations

By / December 14, 2012

In 2010, Corning’s John Mauro (center) won the W.A. Weyl Award, which was presented by ICG President Fabiano Nicoletti and Penn State’s Carlo Pantano. Nominations are now open for the 2013 award. Credit: ICG. The International Commission on Glass and Pennsylvania State University have teamed up to offer an award to an outstanding early-career scientist working…

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GOMD Annual Meeting wraps up

By Eileen De Guire / May 24, 2012

The annual meeting of the Glass and Optical Materials Division wraps up today. The meeting brought together 308 scientists and engineers, including 90 students, from 21 countries. Foreign countries represented were Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Serbia, India, China, Korea, Lichtenstein, Japan, Canada, UK, Spain, Russia, Czech Republic, Greece and Turkey. Tuesday opened…

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Curved glass panels to give new Apple HQ its donut-shape

By Eileen De Guire / June 16, 2011

ASM International’s iconic headquarters. Apple plans to build a new headquarters with similar features: circular footprint, glass exterior and courtyard garden. Credit: ASM International. Last week Steve Jobs presented Apple’s plans for a proposed new headquarters to be located on a former Hewlett-Packard site in Cupertino, Calif. at its city council meeting. Apple has patched…

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