Inamori School of Engineering

Glass Formulation and Processing
Hall of Glass Science and Engineering

glass processing image The Hall of Glass Science houses comprehensive facilities for making and characterizing most known types of glass. Processing equipment includes electrical furnaces for melting at temperatures up to 1800°C, annealing furnaces, microwave furnaces, glove boxes for processing in water-free and oxygen-free environments, a glass-fiber draw tower for textile and optical fibers and ion-exchange and surface modification equipment.

A range of cutting and polishing equipment is available. Characterization techniques include thermal analysis, viscosity and softening point, spectroscopic analysis, gas solubility and diffusion. Most of the equipment is available to both undergraduate and graduate students.

For information, contact Dr. Alexis Clare.