GLASS FORMATION, STRUCTURE, AND PROPERTIES & How numerical modeling can help to disentangle some key technological challenges in glasses.

MONTPELLIER (France), 3th-7th JULY 2017


The workshop will be composed of two interwoven threads.

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

The second thread this year will focus on a variety of process and product simulations. On the one hand, numerical technologies combined with experiments offer the optimal design guide for key industrial processes, e.g. heat transfer, melt flow, and glass forming. On the other hand, stress analysis and data-oriented technologies are beneficial to designing products of sufficient quality.

In the sessions where the two threads overlap, all participants will cross two bridges: one between science and technology, the other between academia and industry.

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.

Pre-registration: Deadline 15 / 04 / 2017

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Registration: Deadline 15 / 05/ 2017

Normal fee: 800 €

Reduced fee: 300 € for students and academic staff.

The fee includes 2 coffee breaks and a lunch per day, a welcome reception and conference dinner.


Lodging and meals :

220 €, including 5 nights lodging with breakfast in a student residence at the University.

Final date for lodging reservation is 15/05/2017.


A more complete programme is available on the ICG web site (


Organization: Prof. B Hehlen, University of Montpellier, France Prof. J M Parker, University of Sheffield, UK Prof. R Conradt, Aachen University, Germany Dr. A. Takada, AGC, Yokohama, Japan Dr. M. Hubert, Corning, Corning (NY), USA

Is this for you ?

If you are a new PhD or Masters student or have recently started research in the glass industry then the answer is yes. Participants will be limited to: 30 (Glass Science) & 20 (Glass Technology)