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FunGLASS research center in Slovakia established with €25M, including €15M from EU’s Horizon 2020

By Eileen De Guire / March 29, 2017

The global glass community received terrific news of a €25 million investment to establish the new Centre for Functional and Surface-Functionalized Glasses (FunGLASS) in Trenčín, Slovakia.

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Five European institutions join forces to establish cutting-edge functional glass research center

By Stephanie Liverani / July 7, 2015

Five European institutions have come together to establish a new research center in Trenčín, Slovakia, that specializes in cutting-edge functional glass research. The project, Centre for Functional and Surface-Functionalized Glasses (FunGLASS), is based at the University of Trenčín, with participation from international groups in Germany, Italy, and Spain.

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Reactive fillers to produce wollastonite bioceramics

By Martin Grolms / May 3, 2012

Examples of 3D wollastonite-based scaffold from preceramic polymers with reactive fillers. This sample from is from fused deposition, after ceramization. Credit: E. Bernardo et. al.; Adv. Eng. Mater. The main problem with the production of preceramic polymers is the formation of cracks and pores upon heat treatment. It is associated with the gas release and shrinkage occurring…

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Ceramic materials as enablers of clean and green technologies

By Eileen De Guire / March 23, 2012

Materials engineering will drive development of the next generation of energy efficient vehicles. Credit: Wikipedia. News is ubiquitous about efforts and advances in the realm of energy, often in the context of transportation, environmental impact and efficiency. Just yesterday, for example, President Obama announced $14.2 million in new DOE funding to develop lightweight materials for…

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