Research Professor CSIC, President of ICG and Chair of the IYOG2022
Dr. Alicia Durán obtained a degree in Physics from the National University of Córdoba in Argentina and a PhD in Physical Sciences from the UAM, developing her professional career at the Institute of Ceramics and Glass of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). Research Professor of CSIC and the responsible of the GlaSS group (http://glass.icv.csic.es), with more than 250 publications in WOK (H index of 46), she is currently President of the International Commission on Glass (ICG). She received the Phoenix Award from the international glass industry, being named Glass Person of the Year 2019. Now she is leading the International Year of Glass 2022, approved by the GA of United Nations on May 18th 2021.
Professor of Archaeological Materials and Technologies, University College London
Ian Freestone trained as a geochemist before joining the British Museum, where he conducted research on historical objects of ceramic and glass. He is currently Professor of Archaeological Materials and Technology at University College, London where his research focuses on the glass industry from the Bronze Age to the medieval period.
Director of the Glasmuseum Hentrich, Museum Kunstpalast
Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk is head of the Glasmuseum Hentrich at the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany. After receiving his doctorate in Berlin, he worked at the Bröhan-Museum in Berlin. From 2004 until 2008, he was curator of European glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. He curated the shows “Glass of the Alchemists” in Corning and “Art and Alchemy – the Mystery of Transformation” in Düsseldorf. Here, Dedo is also in charge of the Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award that is granted to artists every two years (www.kunstpalast.de/cuny).
Founder, James Carpenter Design Associates
Carpenter has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the Smithsonian National Environment Design Award. He holds a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and was a Loeb Fellow of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Mellon Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago.
Scientific Director, Saint Gobain Research
Emmanuelle Gouillart is the scientific director of Saint-Gobain Research Paris. After a PhD in physics from Sorbonne Université and Imperial College, she joined Saint-Gobain’s R&D to work at the interface between industrial R&D and academic research. Her research team focuses on the understanding of mass transport in molten glass, with applications to the reduction of energy consumption in glass furnaces or the development of innovative coatings.
Professor of Optics, Materials Science and Engineering at CREOL/College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central FL
Dr. Kathleen Richardson is Pegasus Professor of Optics and Materials Science and Engineering and Florida Photonics Center of Excellence (FPCE) Professor at CREOL/College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central FL, where she runs the Glass Processing and Characterization Laboratory (GPCL). She and her research team design, synthesize and characterize novel glass and glass ceramic materials, examining how structure/property relationships influence optical function and performance in bulk, planar and fiber materials. Her group is developing novel materials for broadband infrared optical systems, gradient refractive index optics, precision molded optics, optical phase change materials, evaluation of complex multi-material interactions in next-generation integrated opto-electronic chips and in optical nanocomposites for advanced chem-bio and detection applications.
Dr., Executive Officer, General Manager, Materials Integration Laboratories, AGC Inc., Japan.
Dr. Naoki Sugimoto is Executive Officer and General Manager of the Materials Integration Laboratories, AGC Inc., Japan. He has gained Management experience in AGC for R&D, Marketing, New Business Development and the Corporate Venture Program since 1985. He received his Dr. Eng. Degree from Kyoto University, Japan in 2004 and was made a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology in 2019.
General Manager Optical Fiber and Cable Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Yokohama, JP
Mr. Masashi Onishi was born in Osaka, Japan in 1964, and received BS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan in 1987 and 1998, respectively. He joined Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. in 1987, and worked for R&D department related to optical fiber and its applications. He is now General Manger of Optical Fiber & Cable Division.
Professor of Photonics, ETH Zurich, CH
Lukas Novotny has been a Professor of Photonics at ETH Zȕrich since 2012. His research is focused on understanding and controlling light-matter interactions on the nanometer scale. From1999 till 2012 he was with the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester (USA), where he started one of the first research programs with a focus on nano-optics. Novotny is the author of the textbook 'Principles of Nano-Optics' and directs ETH's Quantum Engineering master program.
Journalist specialized in antique & vintage glassware
Andy McConnell is a journalist specialising in antique & vintage glassware. His books, articles & lectures have covered the subject from ancient times to the present. He was the first glass specialist recruited to BBC TV’s Antiques Roadshow, one of Britain’s most popular television programmes, for which he has now recorded 16 series. His most recent book, The Decanter, Ancient to Modern, took 20 years to research & write. It recounts their history through 544 pages and 165,000 words, illustrated by 2,640 images of 3,000+ objects.
Professor of Physics, University of São Paulo, BR
Andrea de Camargo is an Associate Professor at the São Carlos Institute of Physics, IFSC/USP and a principal investigator of CeRTEV. Her research focus is the development of optical and luminescent glassy, ceramic and host-guest materials. She is an Editor of J. Materials Science and a Scientific Director of the Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat).
Genics Inc. and University of Alberta, Edmonton, CA
After completing her B.Sc. at McGill University and her Ph.D. at Dalhousie University, Courtney Calahoo took up Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jena, Germany with Prof. Lothar Wondraczek in 2017. In 2021, she returned home to Edmonton, Canada to be a Mitacs Fellow at the University of Alberta.
Co-founder and CSO, Glassomer
Dr. Frederik Kotz-Helmer is Co-founder and Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Glassomer which developed a novel method to shape transparent glasses like a polymer. For his work he has been awarded among others the Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review Europe and the Deutsche Studienpreis.
Chief Technology Officer, Mo-Sci Corporation
Dr. Jung serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Mo-Sci Corporation. He is a member of the US National Academy of Inventors and a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. He has 29 US patents and 48 Non-US patents covering bioactive glass and biomaterials for bone, dental and wound care healing.
OptiGrate, an IPG Photonics Company. CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida
Leonid Glebov got his Ph.D. in Physics (major in Optics) from State Optical Institute, Leningrad, Russia (1976). He has been affiliated with this institute up to 1995 holding different positions in research and management. Since 1995 Dr. Glebov has been at CREOL/ The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida as a Research Professor. He has published a book and more than 400 papers in scientific journals and holds 14 awarded US patents. He is a member of Organizing and Program Committees for a number of International Conferences. Dr. Glebov is a highly ranked scientist, fellow of the American Ceramic Society the major societies in optics and photonics. The main directions of his research are optical properties of glasses, volume holographic optical elements in photosensitive glasses along with semiconductor, solid state and fiber lasers controlled by these elements.
Professor of Mineralogy, University of Jena
Falko Langenhorst is professor for analytical mineralogy of micro- and nanostructures at the University of Jena, Germany. His research interests are in the fields of planetary geology and mineral physics. He is specialized in analytical transmission electron microscopy and experimental high-pressure techniques.
CEO, Schott, Mainz, DE
Frank Heinricht was born in 1962, in Berlin, Germany. After completing a degree in physics and a doctorate in engineering at the Technical University of Berlin, he began his professional career in business in 1992.
He has been Chairman of the Management Board of SCHOTT AG from June 2013, being responsible for the Business Units Pharmaceutical Packaging and Tubing as well as for the Corporate Functions Research and Development, Compliance and Legal, Human Resources, Marketing and Communication, Strategic Development.
In addition, he is also a vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group, member of the Supervisory Board of B. Braun SE, President of the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry (BV Glas), Member of the Presidential Board of The Federation of German Industries (BDI) and Member of the German Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat).
Professor of Biomaterials at Imperial College London
Julian R. Jones is Professor of Biomaterials at Imperial College London (UK) and is known for his work on bioactive glasses and hybrid biomaterials (“Bouncy Bioglass”). He has more than 170 journal articles and is a Fellow of the Society for Glass Technology and Fellow of the American Ceramics Society. He has received the Vittorio Gottardi Award from the International Commission on Glass (ICG), the Robert L. Coble Award (American Ceramics Society) and served as Chair of the Bioceramics Division of the American Ceramics Society in 2020-21. He is currently Chair of the ICG’s Coordinating Technical Committee.
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering Board Chairman of China Triumph International Engineering Co., Ltd.
Prof. Peng Shou, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), expert of glass new materials, is chief engineer of China National Building Material Group Co., Ltd., board chairman of China Triumph International Engineering Co., Ltd. and vice president of the Chinese Ceramic Society.
Prof. Peng Shou has developed the world-class 30μm flexible ultra-thin glass (UTG), the first high-generation TFT-LCD glass substrate independently developed in China, the first Chinese neutral borosilicate glass tubing for vaccines, the CIGS power generation glass with the highest efficiency in the world, and serials of glass new materials. He has been awarded with many prizes and received many weighty honors, including President Award of International Commission on Glass, Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award, Medal of Leadership in Advancement of Ceramic Technology of the American Ceramic Society, Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Science and Technology Innovation Award etc.
Glass Technologies Director, Şişecam, Istanbul, TK
Dr. İlkay Sökmen received her BSc, MSc and PhD in Chemistry from Hacettepe University in Turkey. She worked as a Research Assistant at Hacettepe University for 5 years before joining the Şişecam Research & Development Department in 2003. She worked as a Researcher for 10 years before becoming Surface Technologies Manager in 2014. She was appointed as Coating Technologies Director in 2019 and she has been serving as Glass Technologies Director since September 2021. She is the author or co-author of 13 peer-reviewed papers, 2 book chapters, holds 1 patent, plus 1 pending patent application. Dr. Sökmen is a member of the Coordinating Technical Committee of International Commission on Glass.
CEO, FLOGEN Technologies Inc
Dr. Florian Kongoli holds three scientific degrees and is a worldwide known expert in sustainability whose contribution in this field has been awarded with Honorary Citizen of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Gold Medal of the city of Nancy, France, Honorary Member of Loraine Academy of Sciences, Member of Euro Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences and Environmental Tech CEO of the year 2017.
President Business Operations, Owens-Illinois & President, FEVE – the European Federation for Container Glass
Vitaliano Torno, is the current President of FEVE – The European container glass federation and is President of O-I Europe as well as Global Business Operations at O-I Glass Inc. (NYSE: O-I). He is President of O-I Europe as well as Global Business Operations at O-I Glass Inc. (NYSE: O-I) and member of O-I’s Global Leadership Team. He has more than 30 years of experience in the glass industry
A native of Italy, Torno has a degree in chemical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano University.
Chairman, Glass for Europe & Regional President, AGC Glass Europe, Belgium
Ph. Bastien joined the company, formerly Glaverbel, in 1992, as management controller and subsidiary’s financial manager. In 1998, he was appointed as marketing manager for the building glass products in Europe. In 2008, he became President of AGC Solar SBU (solar glass products), in charge of the worldwide operations of this AGC strategic business. From 2012 to 2017, he led the Building & Industrial Glass Division as General Manager.
In 2018, Ph. Bastien has also been an executive officer at AGC and Vice-President of Glass For Europe, the trade association for Europe’s flat glass sector and became Chairman in 2020.
Vice President, GLASS SERVICE, CZ
Erik Muijsenberg graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Eindhoven (1990). He worked for TNO, Eindhoven, for 8 years, focusing on furnace modeling and glass melting technology, becoming Glass Department leader. He next became Managing Director of GLASS SERVICE B.V., firstly in Maastricht, Netherlands later moving to its headquarters in the Czech Republic as Vice President. Glass Service employs over 100 engineers with offices worldwide.
In 1997, with former TNO colleagues, he received the Otto Schott Award and in 2012 the German Glass Society Adolf Dietzel Industry Award for work on glass furnace modeling & optimization. He became a Fellow of the UK Society of Glass Technology in 2014.He is vice Chairman and a past Chairmen of ICG Technical Committee 21. In 2016 he joined ICG’s Steering Committee. In 2017 he became a Phoenix Award Committee member and has been selected as next Vice Chair and future Chair.
Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Srikanth Sastry is a Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, India. His research concerns computational investigation of glass forming liquids, yielding and plasticity in amorphous solids, memory effects, jamming in granular matter, and related problems in soft matter physics.
Professor, Federal University of São Carlos, BR
Edgar D. Zanotto has been a Materials Science and Engineering professor at the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, for 45 years. His work focuses on fundamental and applied research on glasses and glass-ceramics. He is an editor of the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, and a Fellow of 5 science academies.
Professor, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa & Director Research Unit Glass and Ceramic for the Arts, Lisboa, PT
Márcia Vilarigues is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Conservation and Restoration, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal & Director of the Research Unit VICARTE – Vidro e Cerâmica para as Artes. She works in the field of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in the area of Technical Art History and Materials Degradation. Her research motivation focuses on the preservation of our material cultural history and on enriching the knowledge of our shared past through the history of historical objects.
She works in the field of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in the area of Technical Art History and Materials Degradation. Her research motivation focuses on the preservation of our material cultural history and on enriching the knowledge of our shared past through the history of historical objects.
CelSian Academy Manager, CelSian, Eindhoven, NL
Corinne Claireaux studied glass chemistry at the Université de Rennes before doing her PhD at the Saint-Gobain Recherche/CNRS joint venture. After 5 years working on the development of innovative glass compositions for the different glass businesses of Saint-Gobain, she joined CelSian in The Netherlands where she contributes to research projects and manages CelSian's Academy which is dedicated to training both newcomers and experts from the glass industry in Glass Science and Technology.
Chairman, Corning Museum of Glass and Chief Strategy Officer, Corning Incorporated
Jeff Evenson serves as Corning’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer. In this role, Evenson oversees corporate strategy, corporate communications, and advanced analytics.
Evenson has a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is chairman of the Corning Museum of Glass, a trustee of the Corning Foundation, and a member of the board of directors for Arnot Health, Inc.
Kimiake Higuchi explored the technique of pâte de verre based on ceramic making techniques, and after much trial and error, she and her husband Shinichi established their individual technique around 1988. In 1988, she and Shinichi held their first glass exhibition in Tokyo. Since then, she has been exhibiting her work both in Japan and abroad, as well as sharing her techniques in workshops and lectures whenever she has the opportunity.
Due to COVID-related capacity restrictions, there are limited seats for the physical event. However, no matter where you are across the globe, you can stream the opening ceremony live online, starting 10th February 2021 at 8:30 AM (GMT+1) using the link below.