Advanced School on Glasses and Glass-Ceramics

Lectures from the Advanced School on Glasses and Glass-Ceramics available here (external link).

The Advanced School on Glasses and Glass-Ceramics (G&GC São Carlos) took place in São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil, in August 1-9, 2015. The School was organized by the CeRTEV (Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials and was funded by FAPESP (The São Paulo Research Foundation) and the Department of Materials Engineering of the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar).

We selected 100 top-quality Masters and PhD students (50 Brazilians, and 50 foreigners from all over the world), with excellent CVs, who were currently doing research in the area of glasses and glass-ceramics. We covered the international travel expenses to and from Brazil, as well as the hotel expenses, including breakfast, and lunch while in São Carlos, for nine nights. Internal travel expenses (for instance, to reach the international airports in other countries), compulsory health insurance, VISA application and dinners were not covered. The travel expenses of Brazilian students coming to São Carlos were covered.

The theoretical and experimental lectures have been taught by the most senior faculty of the CeRTEV as well as by several well-known, highly experienced international invited instructors. The classes covered the fundamentals of structure, relaxation processes, crystal nucleation, growth, overall crystallization, and properties (mechanical, electrical, optical and bio) of glasses and glass-ceramics.