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business director , glass science educator

Michel Prassas, Greek/French Material researcher, Glass science educator. Achievements include 47 patents in the field; science findings on high refractive index optical and photochromic glasses; pioneer on sol-gel science & technology; first demonstration of silica manufacturing by sintering hypecritically dried silica gels. Member of American Ceramic Society, International Society for Optical Engineering, Materials Research Society.

Background

Prassas, Michel was born on April 14, 1953 in Serres, Greece. Son of Vassilios and Maria (Kirtsios) P.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Materials Physics and Chemistry, University Montpellier, France, 1975; Master of Science in Materials Science and Technology, Institute Engineering Science, France, 1978; Doctor of Philosophy in Solid State Physics, University Montpellier, 1981.

Career

Postdoctoral research associate ceramics department University Gainesville, Florida, 1981-1982; researcher Corning Europe Incorporated, Avon, France, 1982-1984, project leader France, 1984-1988, group leader France, 1988-1990, research associate France, since 1990; Member advisory committee EUROGEL, Federal Republic of Germany, since 1989; member advisory board Engineering School, Montpellier, since 1986; consulting member Technology Commission 16 of International Glass Congress since 1988, Cooperation in Science and Technology European RTD programs, Brussels, 1991. Author: (chapter) Science of Ceramic Chemical Processing, 1986, (chapter) Ultrastructure Processing of Ceramics, 1984; contributor over 42 articles to professional journals. Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology. Chief editor of Springer series book on "Advances in Sol-Gel Derived Materials and Technologies"

Achievements

  • 47 patents in field

  • science findings on high refractive index optical and photochromic glasses

  • pioneer on sol-gel technical

  • first demonstration of silica manufacturing by sintering hyperentically dried silica gels.

  • Achievements include 47 patents in field; science findings on high refractive index optical and photochromic glasses; pioneer on sol-gel technical; first demonstration of silica manufacturing by sintering hyperentically dried silica gels.

Membership

  • Ceramic Society

  • International Society for Optical Engineering

  • Materials Research Society

Connections

Spouse Jaqueline Sebag.

father:
Vassilios

mother:
Maria