Education

On these pages you will find:

  • Access to some new Teaching Modules on Glass Skills provided by Glaasinc. Australia
  • Some downloadable comics for teenagers. They tell stories of various glass applications
  • A virtual school for research students took place in India in January 2021. A report is available below.
  • Descriptions of our planned ICG Summer and Winter Schools in Montpellier and Wuhan
  • Descriptions of previous Schools with images
  • Our pages on Books describes ‘Teaching Glass Better’ published by ICG

Indian Tutorial 2021 | 16/02/2021

Online Glass Skills teaching modules from Glaasinc. Australia.

Affiliate Program | 04/08/2020

Glass Skills Course List | 04/08/2020

Downloadable comics for a younger audience

Comic 1 | 23/03/2020

Comic 2 | 23/03/2020

Comic 3 | 23/03/2020

Comic 4 | 23/03/2020

SCHOOL

 

12th ICG Montpellier Summer School is planned for 5-9th July 2021 as a virtual event.

GLASS FORMATION, STRUCTURE, AND PROPERTIES & RHEOLOGICAL BEHAVIOUR

MONTPELLIER (France), 5th-9th JULY 2021

The workshop will be composed of two interwoven threads.

The first thread will overview fundamentals in glass science emphasising structure-property relationships, experimental techniques, material simulations and tools that probe structure. Specific properties and applications will be discussed e.g. optical behaviour, transport phenomena, nucleation and crystallisation, and strength.

The second thread will focus on the viscosity of commercial and geological glass forming melts, measurement methods and models to describe the temperature and composition dependence. Viscoelastic behaviour near the glass transition, Tg will be described, particularly in the context of glass fabrication processes such as fibre making and pressing.

The lecturers will be world experts in their fields. A significant aspect of the workshop will be student-centred projects that will help participants to develop their understanding by applying what they know to specific issues.

Is this for you?

If you are a new research student or have just started work in the glass industry then the answer is yes.

Pre-registration:    Deadline 15/05/2021

By email to:  verres2021@mycema.fr

Registration:   Deadline 28/06/2021

Normal fee :     400 €

Reduced fee :  150 € for students and academics

Participants will be limited to: 40

Pre-order the Montpellier Summer School textbook (recommended):
Teaching Glass Better‘ at a 10% discount: 45 €

This virtual event will be run using Microsoft Teams and the special features of the School such as Tutorials ‘under the pine trees’ and the small group project work will be retained in their normal interactive format as far as possible

We also hope to give you a taste of Montpellier, the city.

Organization:  
Prof  J M Parker, University of Sheffield, UK
Prof  B Hehlen, University of Montpellier, France
Prof R Conradt, uniglassAC GmbH Co., Germany

Program for 2021 Virtual Summer School | 04/05/2021

6th Wuhan Winter School 1-6th November, 2020 is cancelled. Plans are in preparation for a date in November 2021.

Glass Formation, Structure and Properties
Special theme: Glass fibres

Introduction
The workshop will be composed of two interwoven threads. The first thread concerns fundamentals in glass science emphasizing structure-property relationships, experimental techniques and numerical simulations. The second thread this year will focus on glass fibres. Attention will be given to glass fibers for optics and re-inforcement, together with their applications.

One significant aspect of the workshop will be student-centered projects that will help participants to develop their understanding by applying what they know to specific issues. The other is to strengthen the fundamentals of glass science to fresh engineers from glass industry.

The lecturers are the world experts in their fields and will be announced in the next circular.

Organization
ICG-TC23, The Chinese Ceramic Society, China Triumph International Engineering Co. Ltd (CTIEC), Wuhan University of Technology, State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials for Architectures (SMART)

Is this for you?

If you are a graduated student on glass science or have recently started work in the glass industry, then this workshop is the RIGHT CHOICE for you.

Pre-registration: Deadline 08/31/2020
By simple e-mail to: optinfo@whut.edu.cn
Registration: Deadline 09/30/2020
Normal fee: 3000 RMB (to be confirmed)
Reduced fee: 1500 RMB for students
The fee includes coffee breaks, a welcome reception, and a banquet.
Limited participants: 35 (Glass Science) and 20 (Glass fibres)

Local Organizers
Prof. Shou Peng: CTIEC
Mr. Zhanping Jin: The Chinese Ceramic Society
Prof. Xiujian Zhao: SMART, Wuhan University of Technology
Prof. Kai Xu: SMART, Wuhan University of Technology
Prof. Chao Liu: SMART, Wuhan University of Technology
Prof. Jihong Zhang: SMART, Wuhan University of Technology (optinfo@whut.edu.cn)

A summary of the 2018 School can be found under ICG News.

10th Montpellier ICG Summer School 2018

2018 summer school gallery : Distribution and signing of the book ‘Teaching Glass Better’

IC Glass Gallery

Programme 2018 | 27/07/2018

2017 summer school Gallery

IC Glass Gallery (Montpellier 2016)

BOOKS

 

Latest publication celebrates 10 years of ICG Summer Schools

The ICG promotes a wider understanding of glass through teaching programs on fundamentals for those newly working in industry and academia. This high-quality book summarises the content and philosophy of ICG’s Montpellier Summer Schools.

It spans structural analysis (Raman, EXAFS, NMR), transport phenomena, chemical & mechanical properties, thermodynamics, phase separation, glass ceramics and surfaces. Technical themes include: glass melting, glass production, glass surfaces and thin films. Each chapter is written by a recognized glass expert in a tutorial style and targets the next generation who will can influence the health of glass research and stimulate an efficient and productive industry in the face of global concerns: global warming, health, sustainability, energy shortages and population growth.

ISBN 978-84-17528-04-1; Weight: 884g; Pages: 416; Size: 240x170x20mm3; Printed in full colour.
Cost: €50/ £45 plus postage

Order from: The Society of Glass Technology
(https://www.sgt.org/books)
The Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellshaft
(www.hvg-dgg.de/publikationen/icg-publikationen)
Or The Japanese Ceramic Society
(http://www.ceramic.or.jp/shuppan/TGB.html

The books listed below can be ordered from the German Society of Glass Technology (DGG) via FAX (+49-69-97586199) or e-mail.

Address: Deutsche Glastechnischen Gesellschaft, Siemenstrasse 45, D-63071 Offenbach, Germany
E-Mail:    dgg@hvg-dgg.de

For a comprehensive list of Glass Textbooks published by other organisations click here. This list has been prepared by TC23.

ICG published in 2010 two books, one an updated history of ICG titled “The Winds of Change”, and the second a road mapping exercise on future directions of glass research produced as an outcome of the EFONGA project. Its title is ‘Making Glass Better’ with a subtitle of ‘An ICG roadmap with a 25 year horizon’; a second edition was published in 2014.

The history book updates an earlier version ‘ICG2000 History and Vision’ produced by Prof Henk de Waal and has many more photographs than were possible previously. It was edited by J M Parker and A Duran, and has 144 pages.

The road mapping book was written by K Bange and M Weissenberger-Eibl and has 119 pages. It includes a detailed account on the process of data collection and different ways of analysing the information collected from many experts in their fields.  The subjects covered nclude: 1) Innovative Glass Melting Technologies, 2) Advanced Glasses and Glass-Ceramics for Energy and Environmental Applications and Biomedical Applications, 3) Basic Glass Science, 4) Glass Surfaces and Functional Coatings..

A second edition of this text was published in July 2014, and edited by K Bange, A Duran and J Parker. It includes the text of the first volume, with commentaries updating the content. In addition several new road mapping exercises are included, almost doubling the length of the book.

In 2015 a SPECIAL EDITION was published, based for the first time on material from roadmap exercises that were not designed and organized by the ICG. instead they originated from a topical meeting in Sicily, 2013, arranged by the NSF’s International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass (IMI-NFG) and cover the fields of Information and Energy Technology, which are of crucial interest for future glass applications. Its creation gathered pace through information harvesting and finally it blossomed into the fascinating results and roadmaps published here by the ICG, as a SPECIAL EDITION of MAKING GLASS BETTER. We hope this edition, which was designed to identify the most relevant activities in the two fields for the next decade, will stimulate discussion and create a solid basis for future fundamental and applied research. The pre-competitive character of such activities will enhance cooperation among countries and companies through the ICG global platform, helping to make our material, glass, attractive and promoting the adaptation of education to the future needs of our various societies. This text is formally entitled Special edition: Functional Glasses: Properties and Applications for Energy and Information. Altogether it covers 96 pages. Its authors are: Klaus Bange, Himanshu Jain and Carlo G. Pantano, and the text has been edited by Klaus Bange, Alicia Durán and John Parker, ICG’s Editorial Team.

Copies of these texts are also available from the Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft at a small cost.

PUBLICATIONS

1. Publications

 

Available free of charge except for handling and postage costs (5 Euro):

Bibliography of Physical Properties of Glass (1967)
Electrical Properties of Glass and Glass-Ceramics – A Bibliography (1969)
Viscosity-Temperature Relationships in Glass (1970)
Etude analytique comparée d’un verre Crown effectuée dans 12 laboratoires (1970)
Contacts verres – réfractaires (1971)
Chemical Durability of Glass – A Bibliography (Vol 1) (1972)
Chemical Durability of Glass – A Bibliography (Vol 3) (1979)
Strength Testing of Glass and Glass Products (1974)
Review of the Literature on the Problems of Glass Furnace Regenerators (1975)
Electrical Properties of Glasses, Glass-Ceramics and Amorphous Solids – A Bibliography. Vol 1. (1977)
Electrical Properties of Glasses, Glass-Ceramics and Amorphous Solids – A Bibliography. Vol 2. (1977)

2. Publications

 

Price does not include handling and postage costs.

Review of Thermal Conductivity Data in Glass (1983) €30.00
Gas Bubbles in Glass (1985) €30.00
Collection of Publications on Chemical Analysis and Chemical Durability of Silicate Glasses €10.00
Science and Technology of Glasses for Optoelectronics (1989) €20.00
Sensors for Quality Control in the Glass Industry (1991) €15.00
Topical Meeting on Intelligence Glasses, Venice Italy (1991)
Papers published in Riv. Stn. Sper. Vetro. 22 (1992) No.1
€32.50
ICG 2000 “History and Vision” €12.50
Surface Nucleation published by TC07 (2000) €20.00
ICG Advanced Course 2003: Strength of Glass – Basics and Test Procedures €32.00
Collection of Publications on Chemical Analysis and Chemical Durability of Silicate Glasses (2003) €15.00
ICG Advanced Course 2006: Strength of Glass – Basics and Test Procedures €38.00
ICG Dictionary of Glass Making (English-Spanish-Portuguese) (1992) €182.00
Mapping Indo-Pacific Beads vis-à-vis Papanaidupet €24.00

ONLINE TRAINING

Below is a list of skills units currently available for purchase.

When you click on these links you will be taken to a landing page.  To access the teaching units you will first need to create a new account.

Sales skillset: Presenting, Securing and Supporting Sales Solutions

This online learning module will show you how to present, secure and support sales solutions to increase your sales in today’s competitive market place, and is suitable for sales representatives and managers.

To get started simply click on the title above.

Sales Skillset: Addressing Customer Needs

This online learning module will show you how to address your customer needs whilst boosting your sales outcomes and is suitable for sales representatives and managers.

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Sales Skillset: Developing Product Knowledge

This online learning module will show you how to develop your product knowledge skills to boost your sales outcomes and is suitable for sales representatives and managers.

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Sales Skillset: Managing Quality Customer Service

This online learning module will show you how to develop a quality customer service program for your organization and is suitable for sales representatives and managers.

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Estimators skillset: Reading and Interpreting Plans and Specifications

This online learning module will show you how to read and interpret plans and specifications related to the fenestration industry and is suitable for estimators, project managers and tradespeople.

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Estimators Skillset: Preparing tender documents

This online learning module will show you how to prepare a tender document and is suitable for estimators, project managers and business owners.

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Project manager skillset: Introduction to Project Management

This online learning module introduces you to project management principles within the fenestration industry and is suitable for estimators, project and site managers.

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Project manager skillset: Planning and Coordinating Commercial Glazing Installations

This online learning module will show you how to plan and coordinate successful commercial glazing projects and is suitable for estimators, project managers and tradespeople.

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