International Materials Institute
for New Functionality in Glass

Conferences and Seminars

IMI-NFG supported Glass Courses 2013

Atomistic Modeling of Glass Structure & Glass Properties
Fall Semester 2013

This course provides a comprehensive introduction into atomistic modeling of glass structure and properties by concentrating on basic phenomenological models and numerical atomic-scale simulations. Students will gain experience needed to tackle modern challenges in glass science through theoretical modeling and computer-guided investigations of glass properties under ordinary or extreme conditions. The general framework of the art of molecular simulations, from statistical mechanics to linear response theory and their use in molecular dynamics (MD) will be described.  Although structural properties will occupy much of our attention –nothing can be stated about glass without knowledge of structure- the course will also concentrate on other important aspects of glass such as mechanical or dynamic properties with an exhaustive number of examples or applications. Limitations of classical MD and alternative methods of glass modeling will be discussed, and perspectives  from the electronic modeling (with their own limitations) of glass will be presented.

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Special Announcement: IMI-NFG supported Glass Conference 2013

An International Interactive Conference on

FUNCTIONAL GLASSES:
Properties and Applications for Energy & Information.

January 6-11, 2013
Siracusa, Sicily, Italy.

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This ECI (Engineering Conference International) conference will discuss recent advances in glass research as well as identify the requirements that glass must satisfy for new and emerging applications. It will focus especially on energy and information technologies in which glass is expected to have a large impact in the near future.
The Conference will aim to establish dialog between leading glass users and active glass researchers, together with the glass manufacturers who often serve as the interface between these two communities, through a series of invited talks, panel discussions, breakout sessions and poster sessions. More details >


Upcoming Glass Related Events


Past IMI-NFG sponsored Conferences and Events

Interactive Web Courses

Mini Interactive Web Course on GLASS in ENERGY.
Spring Semester 2012. (Click link above for Course Webpage)
7 week course providing students a broad overview of the use of glass in different applications in the field of energy. It will start with a general introduction of the fabrication process and most relevant properties of glass, followed by a review of the specific energy domain where glass is currently applied or expected to be used in the near future.

Mini Interactive Web Course on CHALCOGENIDE GLASSES. Spring Semester 2011.
7 week course provided students a broad overview of chacogenide glasses (structure & properties) and existing and potential applications, such as in photonics, electronics and ionics. More details >

Relaxation Processes in Glass. Spring Semester 2010
New Multi Instructional Team Teaching (M.I.T.T) Glass Course.
This interactive web-based glass course offered participants the opportunity to learn from leading experts from the US and abroad on glass via live lectures on the internet. More details >

Physical Properties of Glass. Fall Semester 2009
Cooperative Glass Course. Series of lectures from 11 U.S glass experts.

Short Course on “Glass Science & Engineering"
Tuskegee University, Alabama. Sept. 26-27, 2008
Special course opened to students at Tuskegee University    

International Winter Schools

US-China Winter School on New Functionalities in Glass, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
January 4-15, 2010

US-Japan Winter School on New Functionalities in Glass, Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan. January 6-17, 2008
'Students Give High Marks to First US- Japan Glass Science School' Read NSF News Article>

International Workshops

Workshop: Applications of Synchrotron Techniques in Glass Research.
National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, USA (April 6-7, 2009)

Carmen Huber, National Science Foundation, Division of Materials Research, prepares for her presentation ”Materials Research and Education at DMR: Looking Back, Racing Forward”, at the recent IMI Workshop in Pittsburgh.

IMI-NFG International Workshop : Solar Energy Workshop. “Glass for Harvesting, Storage & Efficient Usage of Solar Energy”. Pittsburgh. (Nov. 16-18, 2008)
Published Article on Solar Workshop Read>

International Workshop on Scientific Challenges of New Functionalities in Glass. Washington DC., (April 15-17, 2007)




 

 

 



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