Jeffrey Evenson

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.

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Day - 2 11 Feb

From Magic to Science…and Back

Extraordinary aesthetic and technical properties have made glass one of the most transformative materials of all time. People once believed these properties were the result of magic. Today, our deep understanding of glass science not only explains these phenomena, but also allows researchers to unleash new capabilities that were once unimaginable. Dr. Evenson will explain why the pace of glass innovation is accelerating, share examples of how glass technologies can solve some of the world’s toughest problems, and discuss why he believes the most exciting glass discoveries are still ahead.