Global Cooperation in the World of Glass

ICG is a  not-for-profit GLASS SOCIETY comprising 33 national organizations in glass science and technology.

ICG promotes cooperation between glass experts through its Technical Committees (round robin testing, publication of scientific & technical papers) and by assisting in the organisation of conferences.

Its logo features the Egyptian hieroglyph for "brilliance".

ICG president

Dr Manoj Choudhary, as ICG president, attended a Glass:Science and Practice Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia (June 6-8, 2017) with Prof P Simurka, Executive Secretary. They gave invited presentations on: "A Special Moment in Time: Arrival of the Glass Age" and "The International Commission on Glass: a Collaborative Platform for the Global Glass Community" respectively.

ICG encourages:
More national institutions to join as members
More individuals to serve on Technical Committees

How to be involved? 
Contact Prof P Simurka (

Iran was the latest country to join - in 2015.


Every three years ICG organises an International Congress on Glass. The last was in Shanghai, China. The XXV CONGRESS (2019) will be in Boston, USA.

In the intervening years it sponsors an annual conference. The next such conference will be in Istanbul, Turkey from 22-25th October 2017 and will specifically feature ways to assist younger researchers to attend. Post-docs and students at national and international level can register at half the regular fee; they must simply confirm their position by presenting a letter from their head of the department. AND any student whose submitted abstract is accepted as an oral presentation will be offered free registration.

ICG also offers schools for young researchers from industry and academia. They take place in Europe and Asia annually.

The 10th ICG Summer School will take place in Montpellier from 2-6th July 2018 and will have two streams - one' basic science' and a second on 'health'. Register by contacting: You can find more about the lecture content on the Education pages of this web site.

The next ICG Winter School is planned for 13-17th November 2017 at Wuhan, China and more details will be announced shortly.


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