The 10th ICG workshop, taking place in Montpellier, France, 2-6 July 2018, will be composed of two interwoven threads. The first thread will overview fundamentals in glass science emphasising structure-property relationships, experimental techniques and material simulations. Specific properties, their structural dependence and applications will be discussed e.g. optical behaviour, transport phenomena, nucleation and crystallisation, and strength. The second thread this year will focus on bioglasses and glasses for pharmaceutical packaging. Attention will be given to the structure and properties of bioactive glasses, hybrids and composites, for the design of new materials for health applications. Compatibility with human body of prostheses and scaffolds, will be discussed. The interactions with drugs and molecules with glass, adsorption, delamination problems of glass containers for pharmaceutical products, will also be treated. In the sessions where the two threads overlap, all participants will cross two bridges: one between science and application, the other between academia and industry. The lecturers will be world experts in their fields. A significant aspect of the workshop will be student-centred projects that will help participants to develop their understanding by applying what they know to specific issues.
Pre-registration: Deadline 15/04/2018 by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org; registration deadline 15/05/2018. Participants will be limited to: 30 (Glass Science); and 20 (Glass Applications).
A more complete programme will appear soon on the ICG web site (www.icglass.org).