Living Glass Surfaces XII


The LIVING GLASS SURFACES XII workshop was part of the 60th Ilmenau Scientific Colloquium (ISC) which was held on the campus of TU Ilmenau from September 4 - 8, 2023. The aim of the workshop was to stay informed on the current developments of glass surfaces and focus on maximizing the sustainability aspects of glass usage.

The workshop featured insightful presentations and posters from experts of glass research and covered the following topics:

  • Glass surfaces and properties: surface polishing, layer solidification, alteration of fiber glasses and increase of glass elasticity.
  • Sustainability: footprint of glass polishing and waste reduction, sustainable manufacture of optical components, solar cells film optimization and efficient usage concepts of quartz glass.
  • Porous glass: enhanced hydrothermal stability and improved ionic conductivity.

We established valuable connections between institutes and students during the networking session.

This workshop had an important role in directing glass research efforts toward addressing current challenges and promoting a more sustainable future.

Program 06 September 2023

         Tagungsort: Humboldtbau 012
         98693 Ilmenau

09:00     Welcome by E. Rädlein

09:20     Behaviour of ceria abrasives during CMP of optical glass
              F. Abbas, TU Ilmenau 

09:50     Poster pitches 

10:20     Coffee break and visits of exposition

10:40     Consideration of sensory approaches for the sustainable
              manufacture of optical components
              M. Benisch, TH Deggendorf

11:10     Footprint of polishing processes
              C. Wünsche, TH Deggendorf

11:40     Untersuchungen zur schichtweisen Verfestigung von
              Alkalisilicatglas-Lösungen mittels CO2"-Laserstrahlung
              R. Hassel, EAH Jena

12:10     Lunch and visits of expositions 

15:15     Excursion & conference dinner

Welcome to the Living Glass Surfaces XII, a gathering of professionals and enthusiasts interested in exploring the latest trends and advancements in the world of glass. Our conference workshop will focus on current solutions to the challenges facing the glass research and industry. We will explore new processes that can enhance glass performance and durability, as well as reduce costs and environmental impact. We will also highlight innovative ways to design glass products that meet the changing needs of consumers and businesses.

We welcome abstracts on a wide range of topics related to glass, including but not limited to:

  • Glass surfaces: coatings, treatments, and functionalization
  • Sustainability: eco-friendly manufacturing practices, recycling, and waste reduction
  • Glass problems: breakage, cracking, and distortion, and their causes and solutions
  • Innovative glass design: new products, shapes, and forms
  • Glass properties: optical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties


Deadline for submission: 31. May 2023

Whether you're a researcher, industry professional, or simply interested in the latest developments in glass technology please join us for a stimulating and insightful workshop that will showcase the cutting-edge of glass research and technology.

Please note that this year LGS workshop is a part of the 60th Ilmenau Scientific Colloquium (ISC) which will be held on the campus of TU Ilmenau from September 4 - 8, 2023.

We encourage everyone interested on the topic to contribute with their knowledge and expertise. Authors are requested to send the title and a half page abstract in German or English to

Prof. Edda Rädlein                                
Scientific organisation:                         
Gentiana Strugaj                                      
Ulrike Brokmann

Contact person 
Vanessa Möller
+49 3677 69-2801

Program 07 September 2023

         Tagungsort: Humboldtbau 211/212
         98693 Ilmenau

09:20     Development of porous silicaalumina glasses with enhanced
              hydrothermal stability for biomass conversion
              T. Kwinda, University of Leipzig

09:50     Ionenleitfähigkeit in Lithiumborosilicatgläsern
              J. Wessel, ANW TU Ilmenau

10:20     Coffee break and visits of exposition

10:40     Bend it like...- a contribution to investigations 
              of the fatigue behavior of flexible glass
              W. Langgemach, FEP Fraunhofer Dresden

11:10    Exploring Ce+3:YAG glass ceramic by light sheet microscopy.
             A. Herrmann, Y. P. Hartmann, J. Burkard, U. Brokmann, M. Hoffmann,
             E. Rädlein, TU Ilmenau

11:40     Workshop evaluation and networking

12:10     Lunch and visits of expositions



Online registrations is open