2nd Otto Schott Research Award

Dr. Dieter R. Fuchs, Fraunhofer Institut für Silicatforschung Würzburg, Germany

Dr. Dieter R. Fuchs
His innovative work has focused on the development and application of glass sensors as contributions toward detecting and combating the effects of environmental influences on non-metallic organic materials. These glass sensors are important because they allow for measures to be taken to preserve historic glasses and buildings much earlier.

Prof. Prabhat K. Gupta, Ohio State University, USA

Prof. Prabhat K. Gupta
He is recognized for his outstanding contributions toward advancing the science and understanding of glass in areas like spinodal decomposition, multi-component diffusion, thermodynamics of the glass transition, structure of glass fibers, stress corrosion and glass strength, structural relaxation in fibers, and analysis of the conditions under which infinitely large random networks can be formed.