GOMD 2018 award speakers announced

GOMD 2018 includes a technical programme with five symposia

GOMD 2018 will be taking place in San Antonio, Texas, 20-24 May 2018. The event’s technical programme features both oral and poster presentations.

The Glass & Optical Materials Division (GOMD) builds its annual meeting around the emerging trends in glass science and technology. This year’s show will be taking place 20-24 May 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, with technical leaders from industry, national laboratories, and academia from around the world.
The GOMD technical program features both oral and poster presentations that provide an open forum for glass scientists and engineers from around the world to exchange findings on recent advances in various aspects related to glass science and technology.
Award speakers include: Arun Varshneya, CEO, Saxon Glass Technologies, who will speak about Chemically strengthened glass: Science, technology and its future; Wolfram Hoeland, head of fundamental research on glass and ceramics, Ivoclar Vivadent AG; lecturer, ETH Zurich, speaking on Combinations of different nucleation and crystallization mechanisms to develop tailor-made glass-ceramics; Maxime Cavillon, Clemson University, USA, discussing Fabrication of intrinsically low nonlinearity glass optical fibers; Tobias Bechgaard, Aalborg University, Denmark, speaking about Temperature-modulated differential scanning calorimetry analysis of high-temperature silicate glasses; Setsuhisa Tanabe, professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan on Glass and rare-earth elements; Xiang-Hua Zhang, research professor, University of Rennes 1, France, speaking about Recent research trends of chalcogenide glasses and ceramics for infrared photonics and energy applications.
The technical programme of GOMD 2018 will cover five symposia:
Fundamentals of the glassy state
Glasses in healthcare—fundamentals and application
Optical and electronic materials and devices—fundamentals and applications
Glass technology and cross-cutting topics
Symposium to honour Prof. L. David Pye—Glass scholar and ambassador
There will also be a glass corrosion short course entitled: How do silicate glasses behave when they come into contact with water? This question is at the heart of many fields of research and is triggered by either industrial or environmental applications. While at GOMD 2018, you can also add on the May 20 one-day short course, taught by industry experts, that gives an up-to-date overview of this topic.
GOMD 2018 also offers students multiple opportunities to jumpstart their career including networking and mentoring opportunities, also by entering the annual poster competition for professional recognition and cash awards.
They also are invited to a career round table discussion with scientists from industry, national laboratories, and academia about career opportunities and other topics in a casual environment.