One Day School on the Thermodynamics of Glass

ICG's TC03 are organising a School on Thermodynamics of Glass  on Sunday 12th May 2019 in Erlangen-Nürnberg Universität, Germany. Registration is free of charge. Please apply to:

Summer School on Photonic Materials, Laval, Canada, June 2019

1st North American Summer School on Photonic Materials 2019 | 21/12/2018
This school, in Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada, will run from 16-21 June, following the ICG Congress in Boston

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 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 2019 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 (2019) and for a similar number of students from Asia to attend the next Montpellier School, France (2019).

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.

11th ICG Montpellier Summer School, July 2019!



MONTPELLIER (France), 7nd-12th JULY 2019 

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 this year will focus on glasses for hazardous waste immobilization, to echo the importance of the nuclear industry and other significant areas of waste disposal. Attention will be given to glass formulation and structure, long-term corrosion behavior, as well as melting technologies for nuclear waste glasses.

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 15/04/2019

By email to:

Registration:   Deadline 15/05/2019

Normal fee :     900 €

Reduced fee :  350 € for students and academics

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. 

Accommodation includes Friday evening!

Final date for lodging reservation is 15/05/2019

Participants will be limited to: 50

Pre-order the Montpellier Summer School textbook (recommended):
'Teaching Glass Better' at a discount: 45 €

Prof  J M Parker, University of Sheffield, UK
Prof  B Hehlen, University of Montpellier, France
Prof R Conradt, uniglassAC GmbH Co., Germany
Dr. O. Pinet, CEA-Marcoule, Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France

A summary of the 2018 School can be found under ICG News.

5th Wuhan Winter School 2019

Wuhan, China, 20th-25th Oct, 2019

Glass Formation, Structure, Properties

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 is yet to be announced. 

Attention will be given to glass formulation and structure.

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 15/06/2019
By simple e-mail to: or secretary
Registration: Deadline 01/09/2019
Normal fee: 3000 RMB (to be confirmed)
Reduced fee: 1500 RMB for students (to be confirmed)
The fee includes coffee breaks, a welcome reception, and a banquet.
Limited participants: 50 in total

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.


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



10th Montpellier ICG Summer School 2018

2018 summer school gallery : Distribution and signing of the book 'Teaching 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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