ICG opens workshop for new researchers in glass science and technology

The workshop will provide an overview of key fundamentals in glass science.

Expanding on the successful Montpellier concept, the International Commission on Glass (ICG) has begun their first workshop for new researchers in glass science and technology in Shenzhen, China.
The workshop will provide an overview of key fundamentals in glass science with an emphasis on chemical and optical properties, structure-property relationships, transport phenomena and application related issues on surfaces and thin films. Each day will start with a talk on available measurement/simulation methodologies and their contribution to our understanding on the different topics, e.g.: on glass structure and transport processes, both on different length scales and for a broad spectrum of inorganic glass-forming systems. The lectures will underpin talks on properties and their structural dependence, for example optical behaviour, viscosity and ageing, nucleation and crystallisation, but also on chemical durability and corrosion.
The programme is based on experience gained during a series of ICG Summer Schools organized in Montpellier, France. The lectures will be presented by world leading experts in their fields. A significant aspect of the workshop will be student-centred projects that encourage interactive learning and help develop understanding by applying what has been learned to specific issues.
The course is designed for new PhD students or for young researchers who have recently started research in the glass industry. The cost is 2,400 RMB, which includes a welcome reception, 2 coffee breaks and a lunch per day. Additionally, hotel accommodation is offered, including breakfast at 1,200 RMB for those wishing to take it.
Participants will be limited to 40. To register, please contact the conference office at: kun2785@163.com. A more complete programme will appear soon on the ICG web site (www.icglass.org).