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ME Industry Seminar Series: Why Corning Cares About Glass Mechanics
ME Industry Seminar Series: Why Corning Cares About Glass Mechanics
WhenMonday, Oct 1, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus room332
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsMechanical Engineering
Target AudienceEngineering faculty and students

Corning Glass Technical Fellow, Scott Glaesemann will be in ME on Monday, October 1st to make a presentation to faculty and students at 12:30 pm, HUB 332. He also hopes to meet with MS and PhD students to discuss open positions at Corning. Students who are interested to attend the meeting, please check in at the Career Center @ Engineering (CC@E) in Loew Hall 014 at 2:00 PM.

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. G. Scott Glaesemann is a Research Fellow at Corning's Sullivan Park technology center. He joined Corning's newly created optical fiber development organization in 1986 after receiving a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University and graduate degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Over 19 years he studied the mechanics fundamentals of optical fiber and developed many of the mechanical reliability tools and models used by Corning's optical fiber customers worldwide. Since 2005, Scott has participated in the development Willow flexible glass, Gorilla cover glass, display glass, and damage resistant coatings. He has published over 100 papers and proceedings, several book chapters and has more than 20 patents.

ABSTRACT: The study of glass mechanics is an old discipline. In the 1940s and 50s the study of glass fracture was of particular interest and coincided with the development of fracture mechanics as a framework to describe strength in terms of flaws for brittle materials. In the 1970s the mechanism of fatigue was of interest for space shuttle windows and was a key wear out failure mode for optical fiber. In recent years glass has found its way into new high-tech applications. For glass to thrive in these new environments, scientists have leveraged knowledge gained from earlier research, like the damage mechanics of ceramics, and have had to extend mechanics research into new areas. This talk will reflect on past developments from the perspective of an industrial laboratory environment, Corning Incorporated, and discuss recent applications and the needed mechanics considerations to make glass successful.

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