Past Schools

13th ICG Montpellier Summer School 2022

In 2022 the ICG Summer School normally held in Montpellier, France was relocated to Berlin, Germany and held in the week prior to the ICG Congress Berlin. The School was hosted at BAM with Ralf Müller acting as the local host. 28 students attended with lectures given by the Summer School team supplemented by Corinne Claireaux, Ralf Müller and Erik Muiuijsenberg as guest speakers.

13th “ICG Montpellier Summer School 2022” held in Berlin, Germany in conjunction with BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing)

The “ICG Montpellier Summer School” is one of the flagships of educational initiatives of ICG. During the past 13 years, approx. 30-45 participants have been reached annually. Over the years, this comparatively small format actually has become an informal alumni network of more than 500 persons, comprising students and young researchers, as well as early and mid-career individuals. After an enforced break in 2020 and an online-only format in 2021 – both due to the Covit pandemia – the 13th ICG Summer School 2022 could be held as a face-to-face event again. In view of the proximity to the 26th International ICG Congress on Glass 2022 in Berlin, Germany, the 2022 Summer School was shifted to the same city. It took places from Tue. 28th June to Sat. 2nd July. The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) adopted the role of host by making available its facilities and contributing two lectures to the program. Below, a first short overview of the 2022 event is given:

Participants: 12 from academia

15 from industry (6 different companies)

9 lecturers

1 support staff

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


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:

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.

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

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.

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:
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 (

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)