ICG: Opportunity to experience a new culture

Are you keen to attend one of our Summer/Winter Schools and also experience a new culture at the same time??

If so you might be interested in the grants advertised below. Please send an e-mail to the conference organisers at the addresses given below if you wish to apply.

1) Financial support has been offered by China Triumph Engineering for the 2018 Winter and Summer Schools in Wuhan and Montpellier to allow up to 7 European students to attend the next planned ICG Winter School in Wuhan, China (2018) and for a similar number of students from Asia to attend the next Montpellier School, France (2018).

2) This support provided will cover half the travel and accommodation costs plus half the school fees, subject to the prior agreement of the conference organisers.

3) Applicants should be in the early stages of research for a PhD in the glass field or have only recently taken a research position in the glass industry.

4) To apply students should submit to the conference organisers a CV, a brief statement of how they hope to benefit from the experience, a supporting letter from their Supervisor and their anticipated costs. They will be expected to submit a statement of what they gained from the experience after the event and to provide a detailed account of their expenses with receipts before they will be re-imbursed.

5) Because we expect considerable competition for these grants, students should not commit themselves to any expenses before their support has been confirmed.

10th ICG Montpellier Summer School, upcoming on July 2018!



MONTPELLIER (France), 2nd-7th JULY 2018 

The workshop will be composed of two interwoven threads.

The first will overview fundamentals in glass 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 bioglasses and glasses for pharmaceutical packaging. Attention will be given to the structure and properties of bioactive glasses, hybrids and composites, for the design of new materials for health applications.  Compatibility with human body of prostheses and scaffolds, will be discussed. The interactions with drugs and molecules with glass, adsorption, delamination problems of glass containers for pharmaceutical products, will also be treated.

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.

Click here for a downloadable pdf file about the event.




Pre-registration:    Deadline 14/04/2018

By email to:  verres2018@mycema.fr

Registration:   Deadline 14/05/2018

Normal fee :     900 €

Reduced fee :  350 € 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 :

250 €, including 6 nights lodging with breakfast in a student residence at the University. 

For this anniversary year accommodation includes Friday evening !

Final date for lodging reservation is 14/05/2018

Participants will be limited to: 50

Prof  J M Parker, University of Sheffield, UK
Prof  B Hehlen, University of Montpellier, France
Prof R Conradt, uniglassAC GmbH Co.,

A summary of the 2017 School can be found under ICG News (26th July 2017).

4th Wuhan Winter School 2018

Wuhan, China, 4th-10th Nov, 2018

Glass Formation, Structure, Properties; Glasses for Nuclear Waste Immobilization

The workshop will be composed of two interwoven threads. The first thread will overview fundamentals in glass science emphasizing
structure-property relationships, experimental techniques and numerical simulations. The second thread this year will focus on glasses for nuclear waste immobilization, to echo the rapid growth of China nuclear industry. 

Attention will be given to glass formulation and structure, long-term corrosion behavior, as well as melting technologies of nuclear waste glasses.

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, especially in the nuclear waste vitrification and then this workshop is the RIGHT CHOICE for you.

Pre-registration: Deadline 30/06/2018
By simple e-mail to: kaixu@whut.edu.cn or secretary
Registration: Deadline 15/09/2018
Normal fee: 3000 RMB
Reduced fee: 1500 RMB for students
The fee includes coffee breaks, a welcome reception, and a banquet.
Limited participants: 35 (Glass Science) & 20 (Nuclear Waste Glass)

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 (optinfo@whut.edu.cn)

A summary of the 2017 School can be found under ICG News (11th Dec 2017).

Further information about this school can be found by clicking here.



10th Montpellier ICG Summer School 2018

2018 summer school gallery : Dedicace session of the book 'Teachnig Glass Better'

IC Glass Gallery 4 Images

Programme 2018 | 27/07/2018

2017 summer school Gallery 5 Images

IC Glass Gallery (Montpellier 2016) 6 Images

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