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Alexis G. Clare PDF Print E-mail

Professor of Glass Science
School of Engineering Glass Program Chair

Educational Background:
B.S. Chemical Physics, University of Reading UK, 1981
Ph.D. Physics, University of reading UK, 1986

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Phone: (607) 871-2368
Location: Hall of Glass Science and Eng., Room 206

Research Overview
My group is interested in engineering the composition of glass for specific applications.  Among our current projects are growing copper oxide nano-crystalline films from glass melts heavily doped with copper. These films have potential application as solar cell materials.  We are also looking at new material architectures for nuclear fission reactors to prevent melting of fuel rods.  We are also looking at inorganic/organic composites for dye sensitized solar cells.  We are generally interested in making any new and unusual glasses for designed optical, magnetic, and even biological responses.

Current and Recent Projects

  • Structural orientation in Borate containing Glass Fibers
  • Novel Optical Glasses for instrumentation
  • Analysis of oxygen diffusion in display glass melts
  • Analysis of attachment to glazes using chemical force microscopy
  • Semiconducting oxide films on glass
  • Heat capacity of amorphous metals
  • Glass Phosphors for White Light Emitting LED’s

Select Publications and Patents

Hall M.M. Clare A.G., Effect of Excess Methanol on the Morphology of Sonogel-Derived Silica Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 41(2)(2007)

Wheaton B.R.Clare A.G.Evaluation of phase separation in glasses with the use of atomic force microscopy Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 353 ( 52-54) (2007) 4613-4848

Clare A.G. Materials processing handbook (2007) CRC Press By Joanna R. Groza, James F. Shackelford, Enrique J. Lavernia, Michael T. Powers 23. Glass Processing

Clare A.G. Wing D Kucuk A. Jones L.E. Density and Surface Tension of Borate Containing Glass MeltsGlassTechnol44(2) 59-62 (2003)

Clare A.G. King W.A. LaCourse W.C.  Forming Behavior and the Structure of Glasses GlasstechnischeBer. Glass Sci. Technol77C (2004) 61-73

WING D. CLARE A.G. JONES L.E.Effects of Redox State and Atmosphere on the Surface Tension of Iron-Containing Soda Lime Silicates Glass Science and Technology 78 117-124. (2005)

Hall M.M. Clare A.G.  Influence of Glass Dissolution Products on the Detection of Proteins by Silver StainingJournal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B  75B 435-441 (2005)

Zheng Y. Clare A.G. Rare Earth Doped Glasses for Conversion of Near Ultraviolet Light to White Light Physics and Chemistry of Glasses. Vol 46, no. 4, pp 467-471.2005


Industry Advisors

As a complement, the Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) is building a "Team" of Industry Advisors from a broad spectrum of industries experienced in a wide range of industries such as Energy, Healthcare, and Environment.

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The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology is sponsored by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation.

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Short Courses

For those interested in increasing their expertise in the field of ceramics and glasses, or those just being introduced, Short Courses are a good option. Designed for professionals in the ceramics and glass industry, these intensive courses offer a chance to update knowledge of the field in a short period of time.  Courses range from detailed, in-depth examinations of very specific topics to broader introductory classes.

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