William LaCourse

Professor, Glass Science
Glass Engineering
Inamori School of Engineering
Hall Glass Science & Engr, Room 217
lacourse@alfred.edu
607-871-2466

Education

  • Honorary Alumnus: Alfred University, 1986
  • BS: Engineering Science SUNY at Stonybrook, 1966
  • MS: Materials Science SUNY at Stonybrook, 1967
  • PhD: Materials Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1969

Research, Publications, & Presentations

Research & Publications

  • Accelerated ion-exchange strengthening of float and container glass.
  • Bio-active and bioresorbable materials
  • High Purity - Infrared Transparent Chalcogenide Glasses
  • Cold Sintering of Glass
  • Glass Micro-beads and hollow glass micro-balloons.

Areas of Concentration

  • Surface Modification Techniques for Improved Properties - Strengthening
  • Surface Modification Techniques for Improved Properties - Improved Chemical Durability
  • Surface Modification Techniques for Improved Properties - Scratch Resistance
  • Surface Modification Techniques for Improved Properties - Optical Properties
  • New Glass Compositions for Enhanced Properties
  • Novel Glass Recycling Process and Uses