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Lehigh University Glass Scientist to Deliver Alfred University Scholes Lecture

March 30, 2011
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Alfred University has announced that Himanshu Jain will deliver this year’s Scholes Lecture in Glass Science. His talk, scheduled for 11:20 a.m. on April 28, is titled “Glass in Action, Action in Glass.” Jain is the T.L. Diamond Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University. He is also the director of the National Science Foundation’s International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass, and “thrust leader” at Lehigh’s Center for Optical Technologies.

Each year, the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University invites a prominent glass scientist or engineer to deliver the annual Samuel R. Scholes Sr. Lecture. Scholes established the first-ever glass science and engineering program in the U.S. in 1932 at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

In his talk, Jain will explore the current applications of glass, which depend on its stability, durability, uniformity of properties, ability to form complex structures and low cost. Those attributes make glass the choice for many applications, Jain says. “By and large, glass provides containment and/or an optical function to the product, where it remains a low-cost, passive component.”

Jain received a doctoral degree in engineering science from Columbia University in 1979, and was a researcher at Argonne and Brookhaven National Laboratories. He is a recipient of the Otto Schott Research international prize, the Zachariasen international award for outstanding contribution to glass research, a Fulbright Fellowship for lecturing and research at Cambridge and Aberdeen universities in the UK, and a Humboldt Fellowship for research in Germany. An author of more than 280 publications, Jain is a principal editor of the Journal of Materials Research and a fellow of the American Ceramic Society.

For more information, visit www.alfred.edu.

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