Taylor Award to Ferdinand Drünert

Taylor Award to Ferdinand Drünert

Congratulations to Ph.D student Ferdinand Drünert for being awarded the prestigeous Taylor Award at the International Symposium on Archeology, Kalamata, 2016! Full coverage: http://www.uni-jena.de/Forschungsmeldungen/FM160623_DrünertGlas.html...
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Poster award for Ph.D student Rene Limbach

Poster award for Ph.D student Rene Limbach

Congratulations to Rene Limbach for receiving a poster award at this year's conference of the German Society of Glass Science and Technology, Goslar, June 6-8, for his poster "Plasticity, crack initiation and defect resistance of alkali borosilicate glasses"....
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Up to two Ph.D positions on the area of advanced glass synthesis

Up to two Ph.D positions on the area of advanced glass synthesis

We are presently looking for up to two Ph.D students to work on the area of gas- and/or liquid-phase deposition of inorganic materials. This work is supported by the European Research Council. The prospective candidates are to cover one of the following areas: liquid-phase deposition of disordered oxide materials and their doping with noble and post-transition metals in vitro formation of ultra-small particles inside PVD-deposited non-crystalline oxide layers, their magnetic and electrical interaction For application, please initially submit your CV and a motivation letter to: lothar.wondraczek_at_uni-jena.de Positions will be filled continuously....
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ERC-Grant for research into new types of glass

In the coming five years, our group will be backed by the European Research Council through an ERC Consolidator Grant won by Lothar. The project "UTOPES" challenges today's engineering concepts for the generation of glassy materials towards the conception of new tools in glass processing. For that, melt deposition, isothermal deposition from liquid phases, and gas-phase deposition of non-crystalline materials will be treated - within the class of inorganic glasses - in a generalist approach, unified by the understanding that glass formation represents the only strict deviation from self-organization, and that, hence, the evolution of structural complexity in glassy materials can be tailored on any length-scale through adequate processing. Providing a topological scheme for the quantification and chemical tailoring of structural complexity, UTOPES will answer to the challenge of finding order in disorder, and will thus break the grounds for the third generation of glasses with properties beyond what is presently thought of as the limits of physical engineering. Link to press...
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