MSE Seminar: Dr. John C. Mauro, Pennsylvania State University
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Room 2108 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
Relaxation is Everywhere
Abstract: As a nonequilibrium material, a glass is continually relaxing towards its metastable supercooled liquid state. A comprehensive understanding of glass relaxation is of critical importance for many high-tech applications of glass, including optical fiber, glass substrates for liquid crystal displays, and chemically strengthened cover glass for electronic devices. In this presentation, I will review the current state-of-the-art in understanding the dynamics of glass relaxation, including the physical origins of its non-Arrhenius and non-exponential characters.
Bio: Dr. John C. Mauro is Dorothy Pate Enright Professor and Associate Head for Graduate Education in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. John earned a B.S. in Glass Engineering Science (2001), B.A. in Computer Science (2001), and Ph.D. in Glass Science (2006), all from Alfred University. He joined Corning Incorporated in 1999 and served in multiple roles there, including Senior Research Manager of the Glass Research department. John is the inventor or co-inventor of several new glass compositions for Corning, including Corning Gorilla® Glass products. John joined the faculty at Penn State in 2017 and is currently a world-recognized expert in fundamental and applied glass science, statistical mechanics, computational and condensed matter physics, thermodynamics and kinetics, and the topology of disordered networks. John is the author of over 350 peer-reviewed publications and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. He is co-author of Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses, 3rd ed. (Elsevier, 2019), the definitive textbook on glass science and technology, and author of the newly published textbook, Materials Kinetics: Transport and Rate Phenomena (Elsevier, 2021). John is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors with 76 granted U.S. patents. John is also a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and the Society of Glass Technology. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and the World Academy of Ceramics.