In May 2021, the United Nations declared 2022 the International Year of Glass. University of Central Florida professor Kathleen Richardson and The Ohio State University professor Manoj Choudhary discuss the importance of glass in our lives, give the history of IYOG, and preview some of the events taking place to celebrate this International Year.
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About the guests
Kathleen Richardson is Pegasus Professor of Optics and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Central Florida and past president of The American Ceramic Society. Manoj Choudhary is retired from a research career at Owens Corning and currently an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University. Richardson and Choudhary serve on the North American Steering Committee for IYOG, which is coordinating IYOG events in the United States and Canada. Learn more about the International Year of Glass at https://ceramics.org/iyog. Tune in for a livestream of the opening ceremonies in Geneva, Switzerland, on February 10 and 11 at https://iyog2022oc.org.
Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students working with ceramics and related materials.