International Materials Institute
for New Functionality in Glass

A mini Interactive Web Course on
Glass in Energy

January 17 - March 1, 2012

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Course Information

Lectures: every Tuesday and Thursday: 12:10 - 1:00 PM (Eastern standard time - USA)
Please take into account your local time zone, allow at least 10 mins for set up and plan accordingly.

Participants at Lehigh University Campus (including MAT 498): Whitaker Lab Room 451.
Please plan to arrive at least 10 mins. before start of lecture to set up and test link.

Accessing Live Lectures

Link to Blackboard Collaborate (available at any time):
Instructions (pdf): Accessing Blackboard Collaborate
Participant Instructions (pdf)

Accessing Archived Lecture Videos

Click on video link you would like to watch. A blackboard collaborate window will appear as for the live session, however no log in is necessary.
Instructions (pdf): Accessing archived videos & what to do if video does not play.

Lecture/Course Notes & Videos


Lecture Topic
All lectures will be presented by Prof. Rui Almeida
 (unless noted otherwise)

Slides/Course Notes


Lecture 1

Introduction slides: pdf>
Glass Basic I

Please use revised copy 01.13.12 pdf course notes

Revised copy 01.13.12: pdf > video >

Lecture 2

Glass Basics II pdf > video >

Lecture 3

Energy Efficiency in Glass Manufacturing pdf > video >

Lecture 4

Glasses for Solar Energy I: Low-E and Solar Control Glass pdf > video >

Lecture 5

Glasses for Solar Energy II: Solar Thermal Energy pdf > video >

Lecture 6

Glasses for Solar Energy III: PV and Photochemical pdf > video >

Lecture 7

Glass Fibers for Wind for Energy pdf > video >

Lecture 8

Glasses for Nuclear Waste Vitrification pdf > video >

Lecture 9

Glasses for Fuel Cells and H2 Storage pdf > video >

Lecture 10

Glasses for Li Batteries and Super-Capacitors I, presented by Prof. Steve Martin, Iowa State University pdf > video >

Lecture 11

Glasses for Li Batteries and Super-Capacitors II, presented by Prof. Steve Martin, Iowa State University pdf > video >

Lecture 12

Laser Glasses pdf > video >
Lecture 13
Glasses for White Light Generation pdf > video >
Lecture 14

Trouble shooting

1. Connection Problems
If you are not able to get a connection with Blackboard Collaborate using the link provided: check if there are any security / permission warnings preventing your access. The live link to Blackboard Collaborate is accessible at anytime for individual testing.

If you are still not able to get a connection:
e-mail immediately to Judd Hark ( and cc e-mail to .Write WEBCAST PROBLEM in subject bar. Briefly describe the problem.

If no response after 5-10 minutes, please e-mail Sarah Wing ( and write WEBCAST PROBLEM in subject bar. Briefly describe the problem. Or call Sarah on 610-758-1112.

2. Audio / Visual Problems
If you have a connection to Blackboard Collaborate, please communicate any visual/audio problems using the "chat" window on the screen (bottom left hand cornier of the screen). Otherwise you can e-mail using contact information above.

Contact Information

Professor Rui Almeida (
IMI-NFG, Lehigh University. Sabbatical Faculty (currently on leave from Instituto Superior Tecnico (Technical University of Lisbon), Portugal
Professor Himanshu Jain (
IMI-NFG and Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University
Professor Steve Martin (
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, Iowa State University

Technical Support:
Judd Hark (
LTS, Lehigh University

Course Support:
Dr. William Heffner (
Associate Director, IMI-NFG, Lehigh Unversity
Sarah Wing (
Coordinator, IMI-NFG, Lehigh University

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DMR-0844014.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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