Challenging Glass Conference

Challenging Glass


Challenging Glass is an international bi-annual conference that aims at gathering world class designers, engineers, researchers and industry partners to discuss on the architectural and structural use of glass. The conference is organised by Jan Belis (UGent), Freek Bos (TU Eindhoven) and Christian Louter (TU Dresden) and has been held at TU Delft, EPFL and Ghent University. In 2020, the conference was held as an online webinar.

Conference Topics


The conference focuses on the following topics:

  • Projects & Case studies
  • Joints & Fixings & Adhesives
  • Strength & Stability
  • Laminated Glass & Interlayer Properties
  • Hybrid & Composite Glass Components
  • Numerical Modeling & Experimental Validation
  • Curved & Bended Glass
  • Architectural Design, Geometries & Lighting
  • Structural Glass Design Philosophy & Structural
  • Safety
  • Insulating Glass Units
  • Glass in Facades

Previous Editions


Previous editions of the conference include:

  • CGC 1 - 2008 - TU Delft - The Netherlands
  • CGC 2 - 2010- TU Delft - The Netherlands
  • CGC 3 - 2012 - TU Delft - The Netherlands
  • CGC 4 - 2014 - EPFL - Switzerland
  • CGC 5 - 2016 - UGent - Belgium
  • CGC 6 - 2018 - TU Delft - The Netherlands
  • CGC 7 Webinar - 2020 - UGent - Belgium

Scientific Committee

Chairs

  • Prof. Jan Belis – Ghent University – Belgium
  • Dr Freek Bos – Eindhoven University of Technology – The Netherlands
  • Prof. Christian Louter – Technische Universität Dresden – Germany


Members

  • Prof. Paulo Cruz – University of Minho – Portugal
  • Dr Martina Eliasova – Czech Technical University in Prague – Czech Republic
  • Dr Stephen Morse – Michigan Technological University – United States of America
  • Prof. Jürgen Neugebauer – University of Applied Sciences, FH Joanneum – Austria
  • Dr Jens Henrik Nielsen - Technical University of Denmark - Denmark
  • Prof. Mauro Overend – Delft University of Technology – The Netherlands
  • Prof. Jens Schneider – Technische Universität Darmstadt – Germany
  • Dr Fred Veer - Delft University of Technology - The Netherlands

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Contact Organisers

Prof. Christian Louter - TU Dresden

Prof. Jan Belis - Ghent University

Dr. Freek Bos - TU Eindhoven