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07-14-2014, Duryea, PA

SCHOTT Researchers Honored for Lifetime Contributions to the Glass Industry

Dr. Joseph Hayden wins the Stookey Award and Dr. Mark Davis named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society

Two SCHOTT North America employees were recently honored by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) for their lifetime of contributions in the fields of glass and glass-ceramic sciences. Dr. Joseph Hayden, Research Fellow on SCHOTT’s Research and Technology Development team, won the Stookey Award for his decades of pioneering research on new materials, phenomena, and processes involving glass. In addition, Dr. Mark Davis, Senior Research Scientist at SCHOTT North America, was named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in recognition of his dedication to the ceramic sciences over his 15-year career.

“The Fellow of the American Ceramic Society designation and the Stookey Award are two of the highest honors in the glass and glass-ceramic industries,” said Eric Urruti, Director of Research and Technology Development at SCHOTT North America. “These peer-reviewed awards not only acknowledge Dr. Hayden and Dr. Davis’ esteemed work, but reflect the high caliber of talent working tirelessly at SCHOTT to deliver new glass innovations. The recent honors for Dr. Hayden and Dr. Davis, two SCHOTT veterans, spotlight our materials development muscle and our unparalleled ability to advance the knowledge and applications of glass and glass-ceramic products.”

Dr. Hayden works in glass composition and process development with an emphasis on laser, nonlinear, and technical glasses. His technical contributions to a wide variety of commercially significant glass products won him the Stookey Award—named in honor of materials pioneer Dr. S. Donald Stookey. As a part of the award, Dr. Hayden presented a Stookey Lecture of Discovery titled “Overcoming technical challenges and moving into the future with laser glass” at the GOMD annual meeting in Aachen, Germany in May. He earned his Ph.D. in chemical physics from Brown University, and has worked at SCHOTT for nearly 30 years.

Dr. Davis’ research focuses on glass-ceramics, including those with specific electrical functionality, and high-precision, laser-based measurements. Throughout his 15 years with SCHOTT, Dr. Davis has received seven patents and published approximately 25 articles. He has been a member of ACerS since 1998, and his active membership, combined with his sustained high level of contribution to the science of glass were key factors in achieving the title Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. Dr. Davis earned his Ph.D. at Yale University.

SCHOTT is an international technology group with 130 years of experience in the areas of specialty glass and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics and transportation industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in 35 countries. Its workforce of 15,400 employees generated worldwide sales of US$ 2.5 billion for the 2012/2013 fiscal year.

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