73rd BHT: Colloquium 3

Glass - a transformative material

  • Date: 8 June 2022
  • Venue: hybrid, Zentrum für effiziente Hochtemperatur-Stoffwandlung (ZeHS), Lecture room EG.133, Winklerstr. 5
  • Language: English
  • Conference chairpersonJ.Prof. Dr. Sindy Fuhrmann
  • Contact: Stephan Sander (Stephan [dot] Sanderatigt [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de)

This colloquium is a half-day, hybrid event. You can choose between in-person and virtual participation.

Glass is versatile and possesses unparalleled technical capabilities. Glass is helping to reach eleven of the seventeen United Nations development goals for 2030. Thus, 2022 has been proclaimed as the “United Nations International Year of Glass (IYoG2022)”. During the special colloquium within the 73rd BHT - FREIBERGER UNIVERSITÄTSFORUM, we discuss this transformative material with reference to the United Nations’ goals in Agenda 2030, and the challenges of the energy and raw materials transition in particular. 

Contributions are sought on, but not limited to, the following areas: 

  • UN Goal 11 – Sustainable cities and communities: glasses in transportation, functional glazing, innovative design, lightweight, safety, recycling
  • UN Goal 12 – Responsible (glass) consumption and production: circularity, energy consumption, embodied carbon reduction, material footprint

In accordance with UN Goal 5 – Gender equality – we would like to especially encourage women to contribute. In relation to UN Goal 9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure – we are happy to enhance scientific research by supporting company-based contributions, especially collaboration with or between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the glass sector.

Wednesday, 8 June 2022 (half day)

8.30–9.00 Arrival

9.00–9.05 Opening

9.05–9.25 EZY-GLAS: a new approach to colouring any type of glass / J. Zhao1,2, Y. Wei2, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem(1University of Hull, Great Britain, 2University of Adalaide, Australia)

9.25–9.45 Hydrolytically active glass fibres as reinforcing fibres for biodegradable fibre-reinforced plastic composites / J. Eichhorn1, M. Dafir1, M. Groß1, A. L. Schumann2,3, C. Scheffler2, C. Elschner2  (1TU Bergakademie Freiberg, 2Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V., 3TU Dresden)

9.45–10.05 Laminated Glass with photochromic interlayer / E. Fleckenstein (TU Dresden)

10.05–10.45 Break / Poster Session

10.45–11.05 Sprayable Glass Bubble insulation - The sustainable & energy efficient building insulation / T. Gerdes (Universität Bayreuth)

11.05–11.25 Electric Melting – The Green Future of the German Glass Industry / H. Zimmermann (TAZ Spiegelau, TH Deggendorf)

11.25–11.45 Valorization of Copper Slags into Glass Fibers / L. Blenau, S. A. H. Sander, A. Charitos, S. Fuhrmann (TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

until 12.15 IYOG2022 and Closing remarks

afterwards Continuation of poster session during lunch break, guided tour of the ZeHS - Center for Efficient High Temperature Processes and Materials Conversion

Call for Posters

You are invited to submit your poster proposal to: Stephan [dot] Sanderatigt [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Deadline: 15 May 2022