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The Glass Forum ’22, held at TU Delft, is a one-day research symposium on glass design & engineering and on novel glass applications, with a particular focus on sustainability and circular use. Aim of the Glass Forum is to share the recent research academic findings with international experts, strengthen exiting research collaborations and foster new relationships for pushing the boundaries of glass applications. The Glass Forum includes presentations by internationally leading keynote speakers, as well as from researchers, primarily from TU Delft and the University of Cambridge. The invitees are key players in research and industry and attend the event to review and share their views on the most recent developments in glass research and real-world applications.



Thursday 27th October 2022  |  09:00 - 18:45 CEST

9:00     Registration & coffee           
9:45     Welcome Address

                Dick van Gameren (Dean, TU Delft) & Mauro Overend



10:00   Explorations in Glass

                Gijs Rikken (MVRDV)


Novel structural glass products

10:30   New developments in Glass Vector Active Structures

                Ate Snijder (TU Delft)
10:45   Embedded liquid-laminated glass connections

                Efstratios Volakos (Cambridge University)

11:00   Thin glass composite elements with additive manufactured core

                Daniel Pfarr (TU Dresden)

11:15   Panel Discussion
11:30   Coffee break


Structural uses of cast glass

12:00   The research behind the realization of the Qaammat Pavilion
                Faidra Oikonomopoulou (TU Delft)
12:15   Glass up-casting: A novel approach for recycling as-is glass waste into volumentric glass components

                Telesilla Bristogianni (TU Delft)
12:30   Topology Optimization of Low-Weight Structural Glass

                Jackson Jewett (MIT)

12:45   Panel Discussion
13:00   Lunch break


14:00   Building Ecosystems

                Jan Jongert (Superuse Studios)


Climate responsive design of glass

14:30   Material efficiency in facades

                Rebecca Hartwell (Cambridge University) 
14:45   Assessing the resilience of laminated glass panels during extreme events: flood barriers and blast protection

                Socrates Angelides (Steel SCI/ Cambridge University)
15:00   Seismic testing and multi-performance evaluation of full-scale unitized curtain walls
                Simona Bianchi (TU Delft)

15:15   Panel Discussion
15:30   Coffee break


Human centred and energy efficient use of glass

16:00   Occupant-glass interaction: challenges and opportunities
                Alessandra Luna Navarro (TU Delft / Cambridge University)
16:15   Optimisation of closed cavity facades for enhancing energy efficiency and IEQ in office buildings

                Michalis Michail (Cambridge University)
16:30   Potential of switchable glazing for occupant well-being, reduce energy demand and glare control in office buildings

            within a mediterrenean climate
                Etienne Magri  (University of Malta)

16:45   Panel Discussion   



17:00   Engineering Transparency for a Sustainable Future

                James O’ Callaghan (EOC Engineers)

17:30   Closing remarks

                Michiel Kreutzer (Head of Department, TU Delft) & Mauro Overend

18:45   Dinner in historic city of Delft

                (registration and additional fee required)

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