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


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

Asahi Glass Company, Limited
“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...

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

  • Balda, R., Prof. (University del Pais Vasco, Spain)
  • Barney, E., Dr. (Nottingham University, UK)
  • Ceola, S., Dr. (Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro, Italy)
  • Deubener, J., Prof. (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
  • Du, J., Prof. (University of North Texas, USA)
  • Duran, A., Prof. (CSIC, Spain)
  • Eckert, H., Prof. (Universitat Munster, Germany)
  • Francisco, M.J.P., Dr. (Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio (CSIC), Spain)
  • Gnecco, E., Prof. (University of Jena, Germany)
  • Grosso, D., Prof. (Aix-Marseille Universite, France)
  • Guglielmi, M., Prof. (Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy)
  • Habasaki, J., Dr. (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Hehlen, B., Prof. (Universite Montpellier 2, France)
  • Heo, J., Prof. (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea)
  • Hill, R., Prof. (Queen Mary University London, UK)
  • Hoeland, W., Prof. Dr. (Ivoclar Vivadent, Liechitenstein)
  • Hrma, P., Dr. (PNNL, USA)
  • Huang, L., Prof. (RPI, USA)
  • Katayama, Y., Dr. (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Knight, J.C., Prof. (University of Bath, UK)
  • Limpt, H. van , Dr. (Sibelco, Belgium)
  • Martin, S.W., Prof. (Iowa State University, USA)
  • Martucci, A., Prof. (Universita di Padova, Italy)
  • Matyas, J., Dr. (PNNL, USA)
  • McGann, O., Dr. (Glass Technology Services, UK)
  • Meynckens, J.-P., Mr. (AGC Flat Glass Europe, Belgium)
  • Monck, D., Dr. (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
  • Moon, J., Prof. (Yonsei University, Korea)
  • Muller, R., Dr. (Bundesanstalt fur Materialforschung und -prufung (BAM), Germany)
  • Munoz, F., Dr. (CSIC, Spain)
  • Nazabal, V., Dr. (ISCR - University of Rennes1, France)
  • Neuville, D., Prof. (IPGP, France)
  • Ono, M., Dr. (Asahi Glass, Japan)
  • Peterson, I., Dr. ( Corning, USA)
  • Pinet, O., Dr. (CEA, France)
  • Pokorny, R., Mr. (University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Richardson, K., Dr. (CREOL, USA)
  • Rodrigues, A.C.M., Prof. (Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Brazil)
  • Salmon, P., Prof. (University of Bath, UK)
  • Sawada, K., Dr. (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Shirosaki, Y., Dr. (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Smedskjar, M. M., Prof. (Aalborg University, Denmark)
  • Toki, M., Dr. (KRI, Japan)
  • Trachenko, K., Dr. (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
  • Varshneya, A. K., Prof. (SAXON GLASS TECHNOLOGIES, USA)
  • Wakabayashi, D., Dr. (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK, Japan)
  • Wondraczek, L., Prof. (University of Jena, Germany)
  • Xue, X., Prof. (Okayama University, Japan)
  • Yue, Y.Z., Prof. (Aalborg University, Denmark)
  • Zeidler, A., Dr. (University of Bath, UK)
  • Zuccato, D., Dr. (Nuova Ompi S.r.l., Italy)


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