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Usable Glass Strength Coalition Awards $110,000 Research Grant to Penn State

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The Usable Glass Strength Coalition awarded a $110,000 grant to Pennsylvania State University, to carry out research that aims to improve the understanding of manufactured glass products’ strength properties, according to an Oct. 5 press release. The research, controlling and understanding reactive surface sites on multicomponent glasses, aims to characterize the distribution and chemical nature of reactive surface sites on glass that nucleate strength-controlling defects, according to the release. “Glass strength is a grand challenge for both industry and academia. It will take time and multiple approaches, but working together we have a chance to meet the challenge, and at the same time, train the next generation of glass scientists and engineers,” said Carlo Pantano,professor of materials science and engineering, in the release.

Research is to commence Oct. 1, with initial funding for one year.

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