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

ICG's immediate past-president, Dr Manoj Choudhary and Executive Secretary, Prof P Simurka, attended a Glass:Science and Practice Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia from June 6-8th, 2017. They spoke 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".

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

How to be involved? 
Contact Kun Wang (Executive Secretary).

Iran was the latest country to join - in 2015.


Every three years ICG organises an International Congress on Glass. The XXVth CONGRESS ran from June 9-14th (2019) in Boston, USA. In the intervening years it sponsors an annual conference. The next such event (2020) will take place in Krakow, Poland, the 2021 Conference in South Korea and the next Congress in Germany (2022).

ICG also offers schools for young researchers from industry and academia. They take place in Europe and Asia annually; a school once every four years in India is also being planned. 

The 11th ICG Summer School will take place in Montpellier from 8-12th July 2019 and will have two streams - one 'Basic Science' and a second on 'Waste Immobilisation'. The 5th Winter School in Wuhan, China from 20-26th October 2019 will consider the development of materials for the 5G telecommunications network. You can find more on the Education pages of this web site.



Boston Park Plaza hotel
9-14th June 2019
Boston, USA

Annual ICG Conference 
20-24th September 2020
Krakow, Poland

Annual ICG Conference
22-25th August 2021,
Incheon, S Korea

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