International Materials Institute
for New Functionality in Glass

Technical Program Overview

An International Interactive Conference on

Properties and Applications for Energy & Information.

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


Technical Program Overview

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.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Applications of Glass in Energy Technology.

Topics: Lighting, Photovoltaics, Coatings

• Mehran Arbab, PPG Glass, USA
• Joachim Deubener, Clausthal University, Germany
• Masayuki Kamiya, Asahi Glass, Japan
• Sener Oktik, Sisecam, Turkey
(TBA), Arkema, USA

Applications of Glass in Information Technology.

Topics: Displays, Thin Roll-to-Roll Glass, Optical MEMS

• Surya Ganti, Qualcomm, USA
• Sean Garner, Corning, USA
• Philip Russell, Max Planck for the Science of Light, Germany

Evening Session: POSTER SESSION I - Glass for Energy

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Glass Properties for Energy Applications I

Topics: Optical Response, Electrical (ionic/proton/mixed) Conductivity, Dielectrics

• Claes-Goran Granqvist, Uppsala University, Sweden
• Martin Letz, SCHOTT AG, Germany
• Steve Martin, Iowa State University, USA
Bernhard Roling, University of Marburg, Germany

Glass Properties for Energy Applications II

Topics: , Glass Strength, Chemical Strengthening, Surface Mechanochemistry

• Richard Brow, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
• Timothy Gross, Corning, USA
• Seong Kim, Penn State University, USA
• Satoshi Yoshida, University of Shiga Perfecture, Japan

Evening Session: Panel Discussion on topics covered thus far

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Energy Storage Technologies.

Topics: Li-Battery Technology, Superionic Conducting Glass & Glass-Ceramics, Li-Air and Li-water battery.

• Tsuyoshi Honma, University of Nagaoka, Japan
• Lisa Klein, Rutgers University, USA
• Steve Martin, Iowa State University, USA
(TBA), SCHOTT AG, Germany

Afternoon & Evening: Excursion (optional) / Free Time

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Glass Properties for Information Applications I

Topics: Laser-Glass Interaction, Plasmonics, Glass for Non-linear Optics, Nanophotonics

• Thierry Cardinal, University of Bordeaux, France
• Jianrong Qiu, South China University of Technology, China
• Limin Tong, Zhejiang University, China

Glass Properties for Information Applications II

Topics: Integrated Optics, Microstructured/Novel Optical Fibers, Glass for Information Storage

• Stephen Elliot, University of Cambridge, UK
• Younes Messaddeq, University of Laval, Canada

Evening Session: POSTER SESSION II - Glass for Information Technology

Friday, January 11, 2013

Glass Processing and Fabrication.

Topics: Laser Patterning / Crystallization, Nanostructuring Surfaces / Nano-photonics, Laser Cutting

• Mario Affatigato, Coe College, USA
• Dan Hewak, University of Southampton, UK
• Denise Krol, University of California-Davis, USA
• Tayyab Suratwala, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, USA
• Xianghua Zhang, University of Rennes, France

(Morning session only)

Conference Registration

This conference is being organized through ECI. For more information; submit an abstract and to register, please go to the ECI Website.

Scholarships - apply now

A limited number of scholarships are available to students/postdocs studying full time in a US University.
More information on how to apply please click here: Scholarship Application Process>
Deadline November 15, 2012
Any questions relating to scholarships should be made by e-mail to Sarah Wing at

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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