Glass Science and Technology

Glass is a critical engineering material for a wide variety of optical, electronic, mechanical and biomedical applications. There’s also is an aesthetic and scientific aspect to glass, from how it looks and flows on a macroscopic scale to how it is organized and relaxes on the molecular level. In our labs and studios, we are continually finding new ways to use this most versatile of materials.

Meet the Experts

Richard Brow

Curators' Professor of Ceramic Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Structure, properties and applications of glass, including sealing glasses, glasses for biomedical applications, glass surfaces and strength, glasses for waste encapsulation, optical glasses, and 3D processing of glass

Delbert E. Day

Curators' Professor Emeritus of Ceramic Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Mass transport, structural analysis, property relationships and mechanical and electrical properties of vitreous solids; oxynitride glasses; composites; materials processing in space; gaseous corrosion of refractories, solid waste disposal (glasphalt); and biomaterials

Mary R. Reidmeyer

Teaching Professor of Ceramic Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Processing, product development, refractory materials, glasses, heat and corrosion resistant coatings, deposition methods, high temperature lubricants, and consumables for the metal casting industry. Outreach Program Coordinator responsible for student recruitment, alumni relations and industrial affiliations