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Glass lectures in Trento starting at March 23, 2022

To celebrate the International Year of Glass a series of lectures will be organized between March and May 2022. The lectures will be given by renowned researchers, scientists and experts who will point out the importance of glass in modern technologies and society. The lectures, mostly given in English and through the Zoom® platform, are included in the course of Glass Engineering for the Master in Materials Engineering; they are primarily addressed to University’s students but could be attended by anyone interested in the Glass Age!  Glass lectures – final programme

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R&D OPPORTUNITIES – Innovation Agreements DM 31.12.2021 – Ministry of Economic Development 08 March 2022 at 3.00 pm   The free webinar will open a cycle of online courses during the upcoming challenges for the glass sector, in particular energy sources, hydrogen as well as other forms of sustainability will be addressed. The objective is a circular economy that addresses the future theme “Decarbonization 2050”. Main areas of intervention: – Manufacturing technologies – Circular industries – Low carbon clean industry – Industrial plants in the energy transition DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM! FREE WEBINAR – CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP The first webinar will be held on 8 March 2022 from 15.00 to 16.00 and will be attended by: • Engr. Giuseppe Incardona – former Executive Division VII – DGIAI – Ministry of Economic Development • Dr. Stefano Tombari – Innovation & Finance • Engr. Simone Tiozzo – SSdV Murano Become an ATIV Member to participate in subsequent courses for free! VISIT THE ATIV WEBSITE          BECOME ATIV 2022 MEMBER Segreteria Organizzativa ATIV MV Congressi S.p.A. Via Marchesi 26 D 43126 Parma Tel .0521-290191 –

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Joint GlassTrend – IYOG 2022 events

We are pleased to announce that the GlassTrend Board and the Organizing Committee of the International Year of Glass 2022 (IYOG 2022), are cooperating to offer a joint GlassTrend – IYOG 2022 series of events. These events will illustrate how the United Nations Development Goals (UNDGs) are supported by glass. It is a wonderful example of international cooperation covering UNDG-17 ‘Partnerships for the goals’. Upcoming agenda: The 1st event of the series is scheduled for Tuesday, January 18th starting at 13:00 CET. This will be a webinar where Dr. Hong Li from NEG will present about ‘Chemical approach to ultra-high-modulus fiberglass’ that is linked to the UNDG Affordable & clean energy. On February 10th, CelSian’s Dr. Corinne Claireaux will give a lecture during the Opening Ceremony of IYOG 2022 in Geneva to highlight the UNDGs 4 ‘Quality education’ and 5 ‘Gender equality’. Future events will be dedicated to the other 7 UNDGs comprising: Good health and well-being Clean water and sanitation Affordable & clean energy Industry, innovation, infrastructure Responsible consumption and production Climate action Life below water These events are reserved for GlassTrend members. They will be promoted via our email, website, and social media and those of our glass magazine partners. To register for the individual webinars, please visit We look forward to an inspiring lecture season and a great start of 2022! With kind regards and looking forward to meeting you soon,   Pr. Alicia Duran Head of the CSIC GlaSS research group   Oscar Verheijen Chairman of the GlassTrend Board

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ICG has a new President

  Reinhard Conradt, former Professor and Chair of Glass and Ceramic Composites of RWTH Aachen University, is the new President of the International Commission on Glass (ICG). The Council of the International Commission on Glass (ICG) has elected Reinhard Conradt as new president of the ICG for the period 2021-2024 during its hybrid meeting on 2nd December in Frankfurt, Germany. The ICG is an international association of scientists and technologists, research centers, universities and companies, whose main objective is to promote understanding and stimulate cooperation in the field of glass science and technology, as well as glass history and art. “Founded in 1933, the ICG has reached 88 years in 2021; currently has representation from 33 countries on all continents. Its activity focuses on various topics, including education, the promotion of young people, and a structure of 25 Technical Committees, which bring together more than 600 experts in all branches of glass science and technology,” Germany has been participating in the ICG since its founding, right from the start represented by the then young German Society of Glass Technology (DGG, founded 1922). DGG was among the core founding bodies of ICG, together with the national societies from Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In fact, the idea to form an association like ICG already emerged at an international conference 1928 in Aachen, Germany, jointly organized by the Society of Glass Technology (SGT, U.K.) and DGG, bringing together the protagonists of the above societies. Reinhard Conradt holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry (1981) and a Habilitation (1996) with venia legend in Glass Science and Technology. After his PhD at Aachen University, he became involved with the topic of glass for the first time, performing industry related research at Fraunhofer Institute of Silicate Science (ISC) Würzburg, Germany, for 6 years. Then, he served for 10 years as lecturer and industry consultant in an emerging market of Asia (Thailand). From 1997 to 2016, he was full professor and Chair of Glass & Ceramic Composites at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. His work has been committed to building bridges between science, especially chemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics, and industrial engineer­ing. From 2015 to 2020, he served as president of DGG. His relationship to ICG goes back to the XIII. ICG Congress 1983 in Hamburg. He has been a member of the Technical Committee 23 (TC23) of Education for more than 20 years, chairing TC23 from 2007 to 2016 and serving within the core team of ICG Montpellier Summer School, ICG Wuhan Winter School, and ICG Kolkata Glass Tutorial. Beyond this, he was part of the core team of TC18 (Properties of glass forming melts) for several years. The new President of ICG said “Taking over the presidency from Prof. Alicia Duran with her outstanding achievements, especially with respect to establishing the UN International Year of Glass 2022, means maneuvering within the wake of a big ship. One important task will consist in facilitating and consolidating the organizational transition of ICG, especially the expansion from an association of national participating organizations to a society with individual membership. The promotion of educational activities as well as a constant support for the initiative of Young Scientists and Technologists will remain a major focus. Special attention will be paid to the reinforcement and promotion of the activities of the Technical Committees, understood as the backbone of the ICG. Here, a joint effort of TCs directed towards the challenges of the climate issue shall be implemented. ICG offers an ideal structure and a very wide basis to deal with these challenges, in specific, with the many precompetitive topics related to this issue”.  

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3rd Call for Papers – Final extension of the deadline!

The ICG 2022 – the 26th International Congress on Glass, the 95th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Glass Technology and the 13th Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass (AFPG) – will take place in Berlin (Germany) from 3rd until 8th of July 2022. It is held in Germany to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft (DGG) German glass association next year. ICG 2022 will provide 48 technical sessions grouped in eight symposia and includes the 13th International Congress on Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass (AFPG2022)   Submission of abstracts is requested until 23rd of January 2022. Thanks to all who have already submitted contributions. Please look at the Conference Website for more information about the Conference. There is also the possibility of sponsorship.

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