The Science & Technology
Cambridge - Monday 4th to
Wednesday 6th September 2017
article posted 09 August 2017
Lothar Wondraczek holds the Chair of Glass Chemistry at the University of Jena, and is director of its Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research. Before moving to Jena in 2012,
he held positions at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (2008-2012) and with Corning, S.A. (2005-2008). Is work has been recognized with various awards, among them an ERC grant in 2016
and the W.A. Weyl and Gottardi-Awards in 2013.
Glass property design informed through knowledge of network topology
Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research, Friedrich Schiller University Frauenhofer Straße 6, D-07743 Jena, Germany
In this tutorial, various approaches will be discussed which use or pretend to use knowledge of glass network topology in the design of macroscopic physical properties.
Starting from the consideration of topological constraints, potentials and limitations of simplistic tools shall be elucidated. We will then focus on hands-on examples
relating to the understanding of mechanical and optical properties.