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Christine E. Heckle, Ph.D., was named Research Director, Inorganic Materials Research, effective 9/1/2015. In this role, Heckle is responsible for setting the materials research strategy and vision to deliver new materials to support next-generation products in glass and ceramics.

Previously, she was Research Director, Crystalline Materials Research, where she lead the development of new ceramic products to support the Environmental Technologies and Specialty Materials segments, as well as new business and exploratory arenas.

Heckle joined Corning in 1997 in Corning Specialty Materials development. She then moved to Environmental Technologies to lead a variety of programs that introduced new products into the marketplace. Under her leadership, DuraTrap® AT was expanded into the heavy duty market, and two new product offerings were launched for the light duty market.

In August 2012 she won the inaugural R, D & E Leadership Award from NOBCChE for her proven track record of producing results with an excellent use of emotional intelligence and people skills, as well as for being a key advocate and champion of diversity initiatives.

Heckle is a member of SPECTRA, Corning’s LGBT employee resource group, and ADAPT, Corning’s employee resource group for people with disabilities and those who care for people with disabilities. She mentors and coaches members of EDGE (Ethnically Diverse Group of Employees) and SBP (Society of Black Professionals). She holds a Ph.D. in Glass Science from Alfred University.


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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