INVITED SPEAKERS

 

Dr. Manoj Choudhary
ICG President

Dr. Manoj Choudhary is the president of the International Congress on Glass (ICG), and a member of Senior Technical Staff at Owens Corning’s Science & Technology Center in Granville, Ohio. Read More…

Alev Yaraman
ICG President 2006 – 2003


Alev Yaraman was born in Antakya in 1947.  She graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Middle East Technical University in 1969, and received her Ms.Sc:Tech degree in Glass Technology from University of Sheffield in 1971. Read More…

Prof. Dr. Lothar Wondraczek

Lothar Wondraczek holds the Chair of Glass Chemistry at the University of Jena, Germany. He is also director of the Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research, and member of the board of the Center of Energy and Environmental Chemistry. Read More…

Prof. Dr. Claes-Göran Granqvist

Claes-Göran Granqvist, born 1946, is Emeritus Professor of Solid State Physics at the Department of Engineering Sciences, The Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden, since 1993. Granqvist’s research during the past several decades has covered materials, mostly thin surface coatings. Read More…

Prof. Dr. Julian Jones

Julian R. Jones is a Professor of Biomaterials at Imperial College London. He obtained his PhD (under Professor Larry Hench’s supervision) from Imperial in 2002. In 2004 he obtained a Faculty position through being awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering/ EPSRC Research Fellowship. Read More…

Hubertus Böhm

Hubertus Böhm (*1962) graduated from Technical University Darmstadt in 1989 with a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering specialized on Control and Automation. He was a product manager for compact controllers and a new DCS for the Hybrid Market for Hartmann & Braun of Frankfurt Germany since 1989. Read More…

Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Inoue

Hiroyuki Inoue is a Professor of Amorphous Materials at Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo. He obtained his Doctor of Engineering (under Professor Itaru Yasui supervision) from The University of Tokyo in 1987. Read More…

Prof. Dr. Dušan Galusek

Prof. Galusek has been working in the area of structural ceramic composites, and functional glasses since 1991. After earning his PhD at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava in 1995 he spent several years working at various research institutions abroad. Read More…

Prof. Dr. Koichi Suzuki

After completing Master degree at Tohoku University(Japan) in 1976, he joined to Research Center of Asahi Glass Co.,Ltd. and started R&D work for coatings on glass. In 1981~1983, he took PhD in Loughborough University of Technology(UK). In 1992~1996, he stayed in Brussels as a technical advisor of Glaverbel SA (Belgium).  Read more…

Prof. Dr. Russell J Hand

Professor Russell Hand obtained both his first degree and his PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge. He moved to the School of Materials (now the Department of Materials Science & Engineering) at the University of Sheffield in 1989. Read More…

Prof. Dr. Pınar Mengüç

Professor Mengüç has completed his BS and M.S. degrees at the Middle East Technical University (METU), in Ankara, Turkey. He has received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana, USA in 1985. Read More…

Dr. Jörg Leicher

 Jörg Leicher (born 1973 in Essen, Germany) studied Mechanical Engineering at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany and was awarded a Ph.D. in 2006 for his work on the numerical modelling of combustion processes. Read More…

Dr. Matthew Hyre

Matthew Hyre is the Chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Engineering at the University of Northwestern – Saint Paul. He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in mechanical engineering with a minor in economics. Read More…

Dr. Bertrand Poumellec

Prof B. Poumellec leads the group « Advanced Material for Photonics » at Institut for Molecular Chemistry and materials of Orsay (ICMMO), at Univ. Paris-Sud (in Univ. Paris-Saclay), France. Read more…

Dr. Davide Pico

He studied Chemical Engineering and Process in University of Genoa. In 2006 he started his academic carrier as project assistant at the Institute of Chemical Engineering at Vienna University of Technology. As university assistant he focused his research topic on fibrous reinforcements for plastics and recovery potential for end-of-life fibers. Read More….

Dr. Nicola Favaro

Dr. Favaro received his Master’s Degree in Industrial Chemistry – Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (1993) Read More…

Prof. Dr. Bekir Karasu

Prof. Dr. Karasu was born in 1965. He graduated from İstanbul Technical University, Department of Metallurgical Engineering in 1986 and made his MSc (in 1990) and PhD (in 1994) in Sheffield University. Read More…

Dr. Hong Wang

Dr. Hong Wang earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked in the thin film technology field in US as an industrial research scientist for 16 years in semiconductors. Read More…

Prof. Dr. Bernd Szyszka

Peter Sieck

Peter Sieck is an independent consultant to the flat glass sputter coating industry. He received his Bachelors of Science (Cum Laude) in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Sonoma State University in California in 1982. Read More…

Prof. Dr. Cristina Siligardi

Professor Cristina Siligardi obtained both her first degree in Chemistry and her PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She has held various significant roles within the Department of Engineering Enzo Ferrari. Read More…

Dr. Guglielmo Macrelli

Guglielmo Macrelli is senior scientist in Isoclima SpA- R&D Department. He received his Master’s Degree (MSc) in Physics- Università Degli Studi di Bologna in 1982 working at the Bologna ENEA computational Center in the field of diffusion and transport of neutrons in matter. Read More…

Jorma Vitkala

Jorma Vitkala, the originator and chairman of the Glass Performance Days (est. 1992), has more than 36 years of industrial experience from the safety glass industry both at Glaston and its predecessor Tamglass. Read More…