Street sign with the name Fraunhoferstraße in Jena
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Who we are ...
At Jena's Laboratory of Glass Science, we are interested in the production, characterization and physical understanding of glasses. Our activities include the wider fields of glass ceramics, glass-crystal composites, and, sometimes, inorganic or hybrid crystalline materials. We advocate this field in research and education, with a particular focus on the societal impact of sustainable glass products.
Glass is a versatile material used ubiquitously in everyday products, but also – less visibly – across practically all fields of technology, from optics and photonics to chemical technology, energy, agriculture and the arts. Our research is aimed at improving the performance of glass products towards a more sustainable world.
Glass science is a strongly interdisciplinary field, therefore, we are a diverse group of materials researchers, engineers, physisists, crystallogaphers, mineralogists and computer scientists.
If you are interested in collaborating with us, joining any of our teaching programs, or learning more about our work, please get in touch.