ICG Annual Meeting 2018
Yokohama, Japan
September 23-26, 2018


Schedule and Program

Conference schedule and program are available from the links.

Conference Schedule


Presentation Instruction

For presenters (Oral/Poster), please review the following carefully to ensure your readiness and avoid problems.

Presentation Instruction (Oral/Poster)

Youth Outreach Program

As part of its effort to reach out to the next generations of glass scientists and technologists, the ICG is happy to invite students and young professionals to join a networking event organized on September 24th (12:30-13:50), 25th (12:00-13:00), and 26th(12:00-13:00) in 511+512 room (Room: Y) with special lunch time.

A panel of professionals from the academic and industrial world will share their experience and tips for a successful career in the field.

Volunteer professionals will be present in the audience to answer any questions and inform the young and aspiring professionals about the opportunities the glass community has to offer.

This event is co-organized by the ICG Youth Outreach Committee.

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Akio Makishima

Prof. Akio Makishima

Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT)
“Scientifically really Important or Technologically really important”

Akio Makishima is currently the Deputy Dean, MJIIT (Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo. He received Ph.D at Tokyo Institute of Technology and began his teaching and research career as an assistant Professor at TITech in the Department of Inorganic Materials Engineering from 1971 to 1978. Read More...

Mr. Takuya Shimamura

Mr. Takuya Shimamura

AGC Inc.
“The Past, Present and Future of Japan’s Glass Industry
-Its Contribution to our Sustainable Society-”

Since January 2015, Takuya Shimamura has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd (hereafter AGC), a world-leading supplier of building, automotive and display glass, chemicals and other high-tech materials and components. Read More...

Special Session: ICG for Changing Society

The International Commission on Glass (ICG) was founded in 1933 to promote and stimulate understanding and cooperation between glass experts in the fields of science and technology as well as art, history and education. It has grown from 6 national organizations at that time to 32 today, and became the world-wide organization in the field of glass. During these years, our society has changed enormously by going through World War II and the Cold War. Now that society has been globalized and is shifting from the Industrial Age to the Information Age, ICG has dealt with these social changes by taking suitable measures at the Council and created new Technical Committees. Commemorating the 85 th anniversary of ICG this year, it was decided to hold a special session to show how ICG has accommodated or is to accommodate itself to those social changes, political and technological, in order to contribute to a sustainable society.

The session starts with a ceremony followed by presentations by past and current ICG presidents, that is: "International Commission on Glass: a look at its last 20 years, through ICG Council decisions and TCs evolution" by F. Nicoletti, "TC activities to accommodate the currents of the times" by A. Yaraman, "The collaboration between ICG and domestic societies - new challenges within a world-wide operating glass industry" by H. Schaeffer, and "Challenges and opportunities for ICG in the changing technology landscape" by M. Choudhary. After the presentations, a panel discussion takes place moderated by A. Duran, ICG incoming president, with past presidents N.Soga and P.Shou, participating as panelists.

Naohiro Soga

Naohiro Soga
17th president (1994-1997)

Helmut A. Schaeffer

Helmut A. Schaeffer
19th president (2000-2003)

Alev Yaraman

Alev Yaraman
20th president (2003-2006)

Fabiano Nicoletti

Fabiano Nicoletti
22nd president (2009-2012)

Peng Shou

Peng Shou
23rd president (2012-2015)

Manoj Choudhary

Manoj Choudhary
24th president (2015- )

Alicia Duran Carrera

Alicia Duran Carrera
president elect

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Masahiro Tatsumisago

Prof. Masahiro Tatsumisago

Osaka Prefecture University
“Amorphous-Based Electrolyte and Electrode Materials in All-Solid-State Lithium Batteries”

Masahiro Tatsumisago was born in 1955 in Osaka, Japan. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from Osaka University in 1978, 1980, and 1984, respectively. He started to work as a Research Associate in the Department of Applied Chemistry of Osaka Prefecture University in 1980. Read More...

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Conradt

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Conradt

RWTH Aachen University
“Prospects and Physical Limits of Innovative Processes and Technologies in Glass Melting”

Reinhard Conradt is a retired professor from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He has been performing industry related research at Fraunhofer Institute of Silicate Science Wurzburg, Germany for 6 years, then served for 10 years as lecturer and industry consultant in an emerging market of Asia (Thailand). Read More...

Mr. Nobuyuki Miura

Mr. Nobuyuki Miura

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
“Role of vitrification in radioactive waste management”

2017-present Director General of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Laboratories.
2015-2017 Director of Tokai Reprocessing Technology Development Center.
2014-2015 Director of Technology Development Department.

Dr. Stephane Gin

Dr. Stephane Gin

“How silicate glasses are protected by surface layers?”

Dr. Stephane Gin received a Master degree from Orleans University, France, and a PhD degree from Poitiers University, France in 1994. Since 1995, he works at the French Atomic Energy and Alternatives Energy Commission (CEA) of Marcoule, France, starting his career as scientist on nuclear and commercial glass corrosion problems. Read More...

Invited Speakers

  • Akai, T., Dr. (AIST, Japan)
    Management of end-of-life cathode ray tube: Technological overview and possible solutions
  • Balda, R., Prof. (University del Pais Vasco, Spain)
    Rare earth luminescence dependence on glass-ceramics nano-structure
  • Barney, E., Dr. (Nottingham University, UK)
    Developing new potentials to model the structure of multicomponent glasses using diffraction data
  • Brow, R. K. (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)
    Two-point bend studies of the failure characteristics of glass fibers
  • Ceola, S., Dr. (Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro, Italy)
    Integrated approach to glass container defect's analysis
  • Choudhary, M. K., (International Commission on Glass and MKC Innovations, LLC, USA)
    Glass Through The Ages
  • Deubener, J., Prof. (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
    Alterations of glass surfaces and functional coatings for energy conversion systems
  • Du, J., Prof. (University of North Texas, USA)
    Pressure induced structural and property changes of borosilicate glasses: insights from molecular dynamics simulations
  • Duran, A., Prof. (CSIC, Spain)
    Oxyfluoride glass-ceramics: looking for 21st century photonic materials
  • Eckert, H., Prof. (Universitat Munster, Germany)
    Structure-Property Correlations in Fluoride Phosphate Photonic Glasses
  • Gnecco, E., Prof. (University of Jena, Germany)
    Surface rippling of silica glass surfaces scraped by a diamond indenter
  • Grosso, D., Prof. (Aix-Marseille Universite, France)
    Sol-gel metal oxide functional coatings and patterns elaborated through dip-coating and NanoImprint Lithography
  • Guglielmi, M., Prof. (Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy)
    The problem of “delamination" in pharmaceutical glasses
  • Habasaki, J., Dr. (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Molecular Dynamics Study of Enhanced and Heterogeneous Dynamics in Porous Lithium Disilicates
  • Hehlen, B., Prof. (Universite Montpellier 2, France)
    The structure of sodo-silicate and alumino-silicate glasses observed by Raman scattering: experiments and numerical simulations
  • Heo, J., Prof. (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea)
    Light-induced precipitation of quantum dots in glasses
  • Hill, R., Prof. (Queen Mary University London, UK)
    Structure and Properties of Fluoride Containing Bioactive Glasses
  • Hoeland, W., Prof. Dr. (Ivoclar Vivadent, Liechitenstein)
    "Biomedical glass-ceramics: 39 years of glass-ceramic research and 29 years of close contacts to Japanese scientific"
  • Hrma, P., Dr. (PNNL, USA)
    Heat transfer to cold cap in electrical glass melting furnace
  • Huang, L., Prof. (RPI, USA)
    Indentation Behavior of Glass Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulation
  • Ishiguro, K., Dr. (NUMO, Japan)
    Development of the NUMO safety case for geological disposal and performance assessment of a vitrified high-level radioactive waste
  • Ishio, T., Mr. (JNFL, Japan)
    The outline of 'Basic Research Programs of Vitrification Technology for Waste Volume Reduction'
  • Kale, B., Dr. (C-MET, India)
    Qunatum Dot-Glass nanosytems for solar hydrogen prodution
  • Katayama, Y., Dr. (University of Tokyo, Japan)
    Effect of strain on photoluminescence properties in (Ca,Sr)TiO3:Pr3+ thin films
  • Kim, S.-H., Prof. (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
    Vibrational spectroscopic study of silicate network structure and hydrous species in glass
  • Knight, J.C., Prof. (University of Bath, UK)
    Optical fibres for the future: why hollow core fibres might be best
  • Koike, A., Dr. (AGC Inc., Japan)
    Chemically Strengthened Glass for Cover Applications
  • Kuroda, R., Mr. (AGC Inc., Japan)
    Fused AZS and the glass defects
  • Limpt, H. van , Dr. (Sibelco, Belgium)
    Impact of glass minerals on glass quality and melting efficiency
  • Martin, S.W., Prof. (Iowa State University, USA)
    Fast Ion Conducting Glasses: Towards Safer and LongerLasting All Solid State Lithium and Sodium Batteries
  • Martucci, A., Prof. (Universita di Padova, Italy)
    Nanostructured sol-gel film for optical applications
  • Matyas, J., Dr. (PNNL, USA)
    Crystal tolerant HLW Glasses: Towards High Waste Loading in Borosilicate Glasses
  • McGann, O., Dr. (Glass Technology Services, UK)
    The ‘Hazmelt' thermal treatment technology ? A review of trial outcomes and the potential application of the technology to existing waste-streams.
  • Meynckens, J.-P., Mr. (AGC Flat Glass Europe, Belgium)
    The refractories selection, a partnership between the refractories suppliers and the glassmakers
  • Moncke, D., Dr. (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
    Structure Property Correlation of Glasses beyond the Covalent Network, - an IR and Raman Spectroscopic Study
  • Moon, J., Prof. (Yonsei University, Korea)
    Solution-processed earth-abundant chalcogenide materials on glass for photoelectrochemical water splitting
  • Muller, R., Dr. (Bundesanstalt fur Materialforschung und -prufung (BAM), Germany)
    Sintering and Foaming of Silicate Glass Powders
  • Munoz, F., Dr. (CSIC, Spain)
    A structural view of glass formation in phosphate based systems
  • Nazabal, V., Dr. (ISCR - University of Rennes1, France)
    MWIR emissions from 3 to 8 μm of rare earth doped chalcogenide glasses
  • Neuville, D., Prof. (IPGP, France)
    Al in five fold coordination in silicate glasses and melts: myth or reality?
  • Oniki, T., Mr. (IHI, Japan)
    Study on Vitrification Technology for Radioactive Waste at Fukushima Daiich NPS
  • Ono, M., Dr. (AGC Inc., Japan)
    Void structure in silica glass observed with positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy - the effect on its optical properties
  • Pascual Francisco, M. J., Dr. (CSIC, Spain)
    Crystallization and optical properties of KLaF4 transparent glass-ceramics
  • Peterson, I., Dr. (Corning, USA)
    Measuring Batch Reactions Using In-situ Neutron Diffraction
  • Pinet, O., Dr. (CEA, France)
  • Pokorny, R., Mr. (University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic)
    Mathematical modeling of batch-to-glass conversion in electric melters for nuclear waste vitrification
  • Quui, J., Prof. (Zhejiang University, China)
    Active ions doped glasses and glass ceramics for photonic devices
  • Richardson, K., Dr. (CREOL, USA)
    Rethinking infrared optical design strategies: tailorable property solutions from novel infrared materials and processing routes
  • Rodrigues, A.C.M., Prof. (Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Brazil)
    Crystallization behavior of precursor glasses and properties of Nasicon-structured glass-ceramics.
  • Salmon, P., Prof. (University of Bath, UK)
    Exploring the structure and dynamics of network-forming liquids and glasses
  • Sawada, K., Dr. (Nagoya University, Japan)
    Studies on the characteristics of alumina-rich borosilicate glass regarding the effect on its leachability
  • Segawa, H., Dr. (NIMS, Japan)
    Studies of reaction between SiAlON phosphor and glass matrices for LED applications
  • Shirosaki, Y., Dr. (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Biological activity of siloxane units derived from organic-inorganic hybrids
  • Smedskjar, M. M., Prof. (Aalborg University, Denmark)
    Densification and Cracking Behavior of Modifier-Free Mixed Network Glasses
  • Toki, M., Dr. (KRI, Japan)
    Fabrication of organic-inorganic coating materials for enhancing the surface functions
  • Tomamoto, M., Mr. (NEG, Japan)
    Ultra-thin Glass : Possibility and Most-advanced Technology
  • Trachenko, K., Dr. (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
    Exploring analogies between spin-glass and liquid-glass transitions: new understanding of collective modes in dynamically-disordered systems.
  • Usami, T., Dr. (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan)
    Formation of acicular crystal of ruthenium oxide in vitrification process
  • Varshneya, A. K., Prof. (SAXON GLASS TECHNOLOGIES, USA)
    The Science & Technology of Stronger Glass Products
  • Wakabayashi, D., Dr. (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK, Japan)
    Seamless structural transformations of SiO2 glass under high pressure
  • Wilkinson, J., Prof. (University of Southampton, UK)
    Wideband Amorphous Materials for Integrated Photonic Devices
  • Wondraczek, L., Prof. (University of Jena, Germany)
    Paramagnetic glass fiber for precise non-contact optical and magneto-optical probing
  • Xue, X., Prof. (Okayama University, Japan)
    Dissolution mechanisms of H2O and CO2 in silicate melts (glasses): information from NMR spectroscopy
  • Yamamoto, H. Dr. (Nihon Yamamura Glass Co., Ltd., Japan)
    Treatment of exhaust gas from the glass melting furnace using a plasma-chemical hybrid process
  • Yoshida, N., Mr. (NEG, Japan)
    Electrochemical evaluation in glass melts
  • Yue, Y.Z., Prof. (Aalborg University, Denmark)
    Glass fiber forming and relaxation
  • Zeidler, A., Dr. (University of Bath, UK)
    The atomic scale structure of oxide glasses under pressure
  • Zuccato, D., Dr. (Nuova Ompi S.r.l., Italy)
    TC12 “Pharma Packaging": a round robin activity looking for a Delamination propensity predictive test.


The main issue of ICG 2018 is

“Innovations in Glass and Glass Technologies: Contributions to a Sustainable Society”

ICG 2018 has three specific themes related to this main issue:

“Innovative Glass Materials and Products for Intelligent Living”

A variety of innovative glass and related materials have drastically changed our lifestyle through the use of light tubes, optical fibers, information displays, photovoltaic cells, and other innovations. To ensure sustainability and safety, further development of new, functional, and intelligent materials is essential. Through these developments, we will be able to access information more easily and utilize energy more efficiently. This theme focuses on the experimental and theoretical findings on new glasses and their varying functionalities including illumination, communication, energy storage and conversion, and biosensing. Reviews of the current status of innovations in glass materials belong to this category.

“Innovative Processes and Technologies for Environments and Energy Saving”

Over the last few decades, the implementation of innovative technologies (e.g., alternative heat sources, waste-heat recovery, and optimized furnace design enabled by process simulation) have helped to decrease overall energy consumption during the glass melting process. This has had a clear positive impact on the environment through reduced greenhouse gas emissions. However, the growing worldwide demand for glass products means that it is crucial to develop more sustainable glass manufacturing processes with minimal energy consumption. Therefore, in the 2018 ICG Annual Meeting, intensive sessions have been organized to focus on alternative glass-melting processes and technologies.

“Innovative Glasses and Processes for Radioactive Waste Management”

Radioactive waste treatment is a major issue in modern society. To remove this hazard from our environment, vitrification using glass is a crucial technology. A comprehensive research approach incorporating all facets of glass science and technology is vital to ensuring reliable encapsulation of radioactive waste in glass for geological periods of time. This session focuses on advanced science and technology in glass melting and evaluation of long-term glass durability for waste vitrification, including waste treatment of materials from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. A global exchange of knowledge on glass materials and processing for waste management is necessary for the safety of future generations.

Official language of the meetings and of related correspondence is English.

Topics & Keywords

ICG 2018 will also hold traditional technical programs, which cover the breadth of glass science and technologies addressing the latest advances in a variety of topics.

The topics and keywords list will be regularly updated.

  • Atomistic view of glass -structure & vibration & atomistic simulation (TC03, TC26, TC27)
    • Structure-property relationship
    • Structure of glass and melt
    • Heterogeneity and phase separation
    • Novel structural analyses
    • Materials simulation
    • Thermodynamics and rheology

  • Interaction between glass fiber science and technology (TC28)
    • Melt characteristics
    • Fiber spinnability
    • Key factors influencing fiber properties
    • Glass fiber surface
    • Glass fiber characterization techniques
    • Fiberizing process simulation
    • Composition design for special applications
    • Energy and environmental issues of fiber production
    • Glass fiber recycling

  • Glasses under elevated pressure -local versus mean-field compaction- (TC06)
    • High pressure
    • Indentation
    • Scratch
    • Elasticity
    • Plasticity
    • Fracture

  • Advanced surface characterization of multicomponent glasses (TC19)
    • Surface characterization
    • Surface properties
    • Corrosions
    • Chemical and mechanical durability
    • Interfacial functions

  • Innovative Glasses and Processes for Radioactive Waste Management (TC05)
    • Physics and Chemistry of Vitirification
    • Vitirification process and modeling
    • Structure of waste glasses
    • Physical and chemical properties of waste glasses
    • Long-term behavior og waste glasses
    • Management of vitrified waste materials

  • Glasses for 21st century photonic technologies (TC20)
    • Photonics
    • Amplifier
    • Laser glass
    • Optical fiber
    • Lighting
    • Photovoltaics

  • Crystallisation & GCs
    • Nucleation and crystal growth in glasses and liquids
    • Role of nucleation agents
    • Properties of glass-ceramics
    • Microstructure/property relationships in glass-ceramics
    • Commercial and new glass-ceramic applications
  • Glasses under extreme condition
    • High pressure
    • High temperature
    • Levitation
    • Nano space
    • Vacuum
  • Glassy systems
    • Metallic glass
    • Zeolite, MOF
    • Organic glass
    • Amorphous films
  • Physics in glass science
    • Boson peak
    • Glass formation
    • Liquid
    • Amorphous-amorphous transition
    • Fragility

  • Durability and Analysis
    • Standardization
    • Composition
    • Trace element
    • Valence analysis
    • Raw material analysis
  • Bioglasses
    • Bio-functional design
    • Structural analysis
    • Glass-ceramics
    • Tissue regeneration
    • Dental restoration
  • Nanostructures
    • Nanostructured functional coating on glass
    • Nanostructured glass-ceramics
    • Sol-gel derived glass
  • Coatings on glass
    • Coating
    • Thin film
    • Thick film
    • Film deposition
    • Surface functionalization
  • Electric & magnetic
    • Electronic structure and properties
    • Electrochemical properties
    • Ionic conduction
    • Dielectric properties
    • Magnetism
    • Magneto-optics

  • Glass Production Technology (with GlassTrend seminar)
    • Raw materials for glass batch
    • Melting process
    • Fining process
    • Forming process
    • Glass processing
    • Defect analysis
    • Quality control
    • Furnace design
    • Refractory materials
    • Combustion technology
    • Electrical heating technology
    • Waste heat recovery
    • Emission control
    • Energy efficiency
    • Batch melting reactions
    • Redox and fining reactions
    • Properties of molten glass
    • Modeling and numerical simulations
  • Environment
    • Glass recycling
    • Waste solidification
    • Reduction of the use of critical minerals
    • Environmental-friendly glass composition
    • Assessment of environmental impact of glass

  • Communications, Education, History
    • Achaeometry
    • Education