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Alfred University connections highlighted in magazine article on glass

ALFRED, NY – An Alfred University alumnus and a retired faculty member, along with a groundbreaking company co-founded by another Alfred graduate, are referenced in an article on glass which appears in the most recent issue of the magazine Chemical and Engineering News.

The article, titled “What’s Glass, and how are Modern-Day Researchers Enhancing its Properties?” appears in the Nov. 27 issue of Chemical and Engineering News. It discusses continued advances in glass science research and development of products that use glass. Link to Full Article

Arun K. Varshneya, president of Saxon Glass Technologies and emeritus professor of glass science and engineering; Alfred University alumnus Richard Brow (’80 B.S., ’82 M.S.); and EnChroma, a manufacturer of eyeglasses that can correct color blindness, are referenced in the article.

Saxon Glass Technologies, founded in 1996, is located in the Ceramic Corridor Innovation Center in Alfred and specializes in strengthening glass for various industries. EnChroma, headquartered in Berkeley, CA, was co-founded in 2010 by Alfred University alumnus Don McPherson (’84 M.S., ’88 Ph.D.). Brow, who earned a bachelor’s degree in ceramic engineering and a master’s degree in glass science from Alfred, is professor of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO.

Chemical and Engineering News is a weekly trade magazine published by the American Chemical Society, providing professional and technical information in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering.