Glass Science and Engineering (MAT 422)

2022 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Materials Sci.& Nano Eng.(MAT)
10/6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Melek Orhon,
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Glass Science and Engineering- Structure of glass is introduced where the concepts of short range and long range order will be defined. Systems that form glasses are investigated, and their phase equilibria will be studied. The effects of different additives to glass technology and engineering are discussed in detail. Thus, a solid knowledge of glass formation and how the properties can be altered by chemistry and processing will be presented from a scientific and industrial points of view. Atomic mobility and deformation in glasses will be treated to gain insight into their mechanical, chemical and electrical properties and durability. The course will also focus on optical properties of various glasses.


  • Understand the glassy structure and properties of a solid
  • Gain a solid knowledge of modifications that different elements bring to glass properties
  • have full command of batch calculations for various glass compositions
  • fully understand the process of glass melting
  • have a basic knowledge of glass melting furnaces
  • comprehend glass forming process in modern day glass manufacturing
  • understand defects and their origins in glass.


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 1

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 2

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 4

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 5

1. Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems.

2. Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3. Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively.

4. Have the ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose.

5. Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas.

6. Possess knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.

7. Possess knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; knowledge of behavior according to ethical principles, understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

8. Have the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.

1. Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools.

2. Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems.

3. Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa.


  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 30
Participation 30