International Materials Institute
for New Functionality in Glass

All-Paid US-China Winter School
on New Functionalities in Glass

Hongzhou Lotus Pool

Hongzhou Leifung Pagoda

Yuyuan Garden

International Symposium on Functional Glasses
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

January 4-15, 2010

Scope & Background

The goal of the International Symposium on Functional Glasses (Winter School) is to expose interested students to the crucial role played by glasses in the cutting-edge applications of today, and the emerging technologies of the future.
Successful candidates will learn about the newest frontiers in glass science and technology, and their potential contributions in energy, healthcare, defense and telecommunications.
Our aim is that the graduates of this program will apply their newly acquired knowledge to their current or future materials research, and ultimately contribute to the development of new functionalities for glass and related materials.

The symposium will cover a number of topics and consist of lectures presented by leaders in the field from all over the world. In addition there will be laboratory demonstrations and visits to the most advanced programs of glass research in Chinese companies and universities.

Zhejiang University is located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province only 120 miles (2 hour drive) from Shanghai. This area is full of history, culture and beautiful scenery. Therefore guided tours and visits will be planned to major cultural sites and attractions. This winter school will provide an educational and cultural experience of a life time.

In total, 15 students from the US will be selected by a Selection Committee, along with 15 students from China. These students will live within the same facility to promote further interaction and opportunity for discussion.

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • NSF's International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass (IMI-NFG)
  • Zhejiang University, China
  • Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)
  • Corning Inc.
  • Schott AG
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Organizing Committee United States:
H. Jain, Lehigh University
C. Pantano, Penn State University

Organizing Committee: China
J. Qiu, Zhejiang University
L. Hu, Shanghai Institute of Optics & Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
G. Chen, E.C.U.S.T
W. Weng, G. Han, L. Tong: Zhejiang University

Sarah Wing, IMI-NFG
Lehigh University:
Phone: 610-758-1112
Fax: 610-758-6191


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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