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2011 ICG awardees announced

During the opening ceremony of the ICG annual meeting in Shenzhen, China, the ICG presented the Gottardi Prize and the Turner Award, two awards for the advancement of glass science and technology.

During the opening ceremony of the ICG annual meeting in Shenzhen, China, the ICG presented the Gottardi Prize and the Turner Award, two awards for the advancement of glass science and technology. The Gottardi Prize initiated in 1987 in memory of Prof. V. Gottardi – former ICG president and affiliated with the University of Padua – is awarded annually to young people with outstanding achievements in the field of glass in research and development, teaching, writing, management or commerce. In 2011, the Gottardi Prize was awarded to Dr. John Mauro of the Science and Technology Division, Corning Incorporated, Corning, N.Y. Mauro, born in Hornell, NY, US, in 1979, obtained his BS Degree in Glass Engineering Science in 2001, and his PhD Degree in Glass Science at Alfred University in 2006. Since 2001 he has been a Research Associate at the Science & Technology Division of Corning Incorporated, US. He has established himself as one of the world“s leading authorities on the relaxation behaviour of glass forming melts and the phenomenology associated with the super-cooled liquid state and the glass transition. His main research interests are: glass transition and relaxation phenomena; modelling and simulation of glass and glass-forming liquids; thermodynamics and dynamics of the glassy state; glass structure and topology and relation to macroscopic properties; fragility of super-cooled liquids; atomistic simulation techniques; nonlinear optics and optical modulation formats. Mauro has 63 publications, has given more than 80 presentations at conferences, and has been granted four patents with four more pending. He is the Chairman of the ICG Technical Committee Atomistic Simulation (TC27) and received, at the XXII ICG International Congress on Glass, the 2010 Woldemar A. Weyl Award. After the award ceremony, he gave a fascinating presentation on the possibilities for calculating glass structures and properties based simply on composition and the topological constraints imposed by the different structural roles that the ions present have. The Turner Award, inaugurated in 2002 in memory of Prof. W.E.S. Turner, first ICG president and founder of the Department of Glass Technology at Sheffield University, rewards those who have made a noteworthy contribution to the ICG Technical Committees. This award was presented in 2011 to Prof Reinhard Conradt. Prof. Dr. Reinhard Conradt received a diploma in Physics, a PhD in Physical Chemistry, and a habilitation at the RWTH Aachen University, in Germany. Since 1997, he is a permanent professor of glass and ceramic composites at this University. He was awarded the Borcher“s Plaque of the RWTH, Aachen in 1982, the Industry Award of the German Society of Glass Technology in 1986, and the Otto Schott Research Award in 2001 for his conception of a highly versatile approach to thermodynamic modelling of oxide melts and glass based on constitutional relations of equilibrium phases and for the pioneering results achieved by this approach in the evaluation of physical and chemical properties, particularly chemical resistance, of technical multi-component glass. He serves in the International Commission on Glass as a member of the Technical Committee 18 Glass Melting“ and as Chairman of the Technical Committee 23 Education and Training. He is also one of the main organizers and a lecturer of the annual Montpellier Summer School“ of the ICG. The Coordinating Technical Committee decided to reward this outstanding activity with the Turner Award 2011.

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