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Reflecting on the Many Uses of Glass

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Photomicrograph of biocompatible, bioactive glass.

Biocompatible, bioactive glass is one focus of research at the NSF International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass, located at Lehigh University. The glass may one day be used as scaffolding for aiding bone growth and healing in people with injuries.

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Photo of Himanshu Jain and a colleague examining materials in a laboratory.

Himanshu Jain of Lehigh University and a colleague examine materials in a laboratory at the NSF International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass.

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Photo of Himanshu Jain teaching students at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Lehigh University professor Himanshu Jain, director of the NSF International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass, teaches students at Tuskegee University in Alabama during a short course he developed with colleague and co-director Carlo Pantano of Pennsylvania State University.

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Photo of the participants and professors from the short course at Tuskegee University.

The participants and professors from the 2008 short course on glass science and engineering at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

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