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Introduction to Glass Properties Online Course Starts June 7th

In response to industry demand Orton has partnered with the American Ceramic Society to offer the online course "Introduction to Glass Properties." The course will consist of six live 3-hour lectures to be held June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, and 23, 2022. For course details and registration information CLICK HERE


This course is an intensive combination of classroom lectures and laboratory exercises that address most of the significant properties of glass, both theoretically and experimentally. The individual sessions are titled in the accompanying outline. The lectures are organized to define each property, examine thermal and compositional effects, and describe practical measurement techniques. The laboratory sessions are designed to give the participants experience with common glass property tests. Download Course Outline Here


Engineers, managers, contractors, purchasing agents, furnace operators, maintenance supervisors, and technicians who are involved in the manufacturing, marketing, research and development, or consumption of glasses will find this course beneficial. A high level technical or engineering background is not essential to take this course, although technical professionals will find the subject matter informative and useful.


The lectures of this course are designed to introduce the participants to the ceramic engineering fundamentals of glass properties. The laboratory sessions are designed to provide the participants with direct experience in fabricating test specimens and the application of standard ASTM test methods.


Dr. Joseph Homeny is Technical Director of the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, Westerville, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Ceramic Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Rutgers University. He has industrial refractories experience in the research laboratories of the J.E. Baker Co. and North American Refractories Co and industrial glass experience at Owens Corning. Prior to joining Orton in 1992 he was a professor in the Ceramic Engineering Department of the University of Illinois. Dr. Homeny is active in the refractories, glass, and advanced ceramic committees of ASTM.

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