Overview of Ancient Chinese Glass Research; Nature and Characteristics of Glassy Materials; Development of Non-Destructive Analytical Techniques and their Applications in Ancient Chinese Glass Research; Scientific Research on Natural Glass; Scientific Research of Ancient Chinese Faience; Ancient Glass Technology Development in the Western World; Ancient Glass Technology Development in the Eastern World; Historical Records of Ancient Chinese Glass; Glass Technology of the Pre-Qin and Han Dynasties in the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yellow River and Yangtze River of China; Glass Technology of Wei, Jin and Southern and Northern Dynasties in the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yellow River and Yangtze River of China; Glass Technology of Sui, Tang and Song Dynasties in the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yellow River and Yangtze River of China; Glass Technology of Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties in the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yellow River and Yangtze River of China; Ancient Glass Technology in North and Northwest China; Ancient Glass Technology in South and Southwest China; Formation and Development of Ancient Chinese High Temperature Porcelain Glaze Technology; Scientific Research on the Earliest Chinese Low-temperature Lead-barium Glazed Ceramics; Evolution of Ancient Glass Composition and Origin of Glass Manufacturing Technology in the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yellow River and Yangtze River of China; Cultural and Technical Exchanges in Ancient Chinese Glass between China and Foreign Countries;
Gan Fuxi, born in Hangzhou (Zhejiang), China, January 1933, a professor at Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics and Fudan University. He received his PhD from the Academy of Science USSR. His research interests cover the fields of optical and laser materials, optoelectronics, and optical data storage technology as well as archaeology of ancient silicate based artifacts. He was elected the Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1980 and Fellow of Third World Academy of Sciences in 1993. An honorable council member of China Association for Science and Technology, and honorable president of Chinese Ceramic Society. He received the Life Time Award of the International Commission on Glass. Hong Li, PhD is currently a senior scientist with a combined experience of more than 25 years in applied glass and glass fiber research and commercial technology development. Dr Li is currently with Nippon Electric Glass (North Carolina, USA) and previously held various R&D positions at PPG Industries (Pennsylvania, USA), SCHOTT North America, Inc. (Pennsylvania, USA), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Washington, USA). Dr Li's major R&D projects cover new fiber glass technologies for commercial composite applications in printed circuit boards, wind turbine blades, high pressure vessel, chemical corrosion protection and automobile, optical glass for laser application, and vitrification of high-level radioactive waste materials. Dr Hong Li is a recipient of PPG Industries INNOVA AWARD for low dielectric constant glass fiber development and a PPG COLLEGIUM MEMBER for his lifetime sustainable achievements, including the recent development of INNOFIBER (R) Fiber Glass Technology Platform. Dr Li has also been elected for recognitions by Marquis Who'sWho (R) in Science and Engineering (2015) and Marquis Who'sWho (R) in America (2012) for his distinguished professional contributions to the society. Dr Li is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) and the former chair of the Glass and Optical Materials Division, ACerS. Since 2010, Dr Li has been representing ACerS as a Council Member of International Commission on Glass. He has co-organized and co-chaired numerous well recognized international symposia and conferences on basic glass science and commercial fiber glass technology. He also serves as a technical referee for several journals covering topics of glass and materials science. Dr Li has co-edited two topical proceeding volumes on glass chemistry and glass fibers and co-authored more than 100 technical publications in peer reviewed journals. Dr Li is a co-inventor of more than 100 patents/patent applications worldwide.