Faculty and Staff
William C. LaCourse
Professor, Glass Science
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Hall Glass Science & Engr 217
Department: Glass Engineering  
Phone: 607.871.2466  
Email:    
William C. LaCourse
Education
B.S.: Engineering Science
SUNY at Stonybrook, 1966

M.S.: Materials Science
SUNY at Stonybrook, 1967

Ph.D.: Materials Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1969

Background
Areas of Concentration
Sol-gel processing of glasses and ceramics
Chalcogenide glass fibers
Mechanical properties of glasses
Surface modification techniques
Glass fiber-composition development
Mixed alkali effect
Glass defects and durability


Current Research
Accelerated ion-exchange strengthening of float glass
Bio-active and bioresorbable materials
Chalcogenide and fiber optic materials
Defects in glazes
Scratch resistance of glasses and coatings