On September 26-28, 2022, the Congress Centre of Slovak Academy of Sciences in Smolenice castle became the place of the autumn session of the FunGlass School which hosted 70 researchers, technicians, doctoral students, people from administration and one invited professor. This number represents the highest number of participants at this event so far.
At the beginning of the first day, Dušan Galusek and Peter Hošták highlighted the main achievements in FunGlass core activities since the Centre´s beginnings in 2017 and presented FunGlass vision and challenges for the nearest time period.
As usually, the program was packed with oral presentations of FunGlass researchers and PhD students to give an overview of the state of the art in the field of their research topics which were followed by fruitful discussions in order to find answers to questions that stimulate further research work of our scientists.
We regularly invite experts from the field of scientific and research area of FunGlass Centre at FunGlass Schools. This time, we welcomed Professor Vincenzo M. Sglavo, professor of Materials Science and Technology from Department of Industrial Engineering from the Università degli study di Trento, who delivered a lecture entitled “Chemical tempering of glass: technological aspects and possible advancements“.
As a part of the complementary program, Marek Šedivý presented in his video the development of reconstruction works of the laboratories and office spaces within CEGLASS projects during the last year and he discussed with the researchers the process of putting the facilities into full operations. Monika Šandrejová introduced Central Administration Department team and their supporting activities towards the research staff.
Of course, as always, the FunGlass School could not miss leisure activities – a walk around the neighborhood with Dušan (or rather a race, who will be there the first?) – a visit to the archeological excavations of the ancient settlement Molpir (the prehistoric Celtic village), a walk through the Hlbočianská valley and a tour of Smolenice Castle.
We can conclude that during these three days, we combined the useful with the pleasant. There was a friendly atmosphere, both during and outside the work program. We are looking forward to the spring meeting!
Book of Abstracts: Book of Abstracts
Prof. Vincenzo M. Sglavo (left)