Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
Aalborg University, DK



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Yuanzheng Yue is Professor of Chemistry at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. In 1995, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from Technische Universität Berlin. Following that, he has been working in academia and industry in Europe. In 1998, he established the inorganic glass research field at Aalborg University. His research focuses on glasses, glass fibers, and amorphous materials. He has published over 380 peer-reviewed papers in international journals including Nature and Science. He has given over 130 invited talks at conferences.

He is an elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the European Ceramic Society, and the Society of Glass Technology (UK). He is an elected member of the Danish Academy of Natural Sciences. He holds Knight's Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark). He is a council member of the International Commission on Glass (ICG) and the chair of the ICG Technical Committee for Glass Fibers. He serves as an editor for the European Journal of Glass Science and Technology, as well as an associate editor or editorial member for six other international journals.

​Presentation ​​

Current Understanding of the Properties and Formation of Glass Fibers

Glass fibers play a crucial role in various modern technologies, including fiber lasers, fiber communications, fiber-reinforced composites, and thermal and acoustic insulation. However, there is still ample opportunity to optimize the production process and enhance the performance of glass fibers, contributing to a more sustainable society. In this presentation, I will discuss our current understanding of the structure-property relationship and the mechanisms involved in glass fiber formation. Furthermore, I will outline the challenges we face and provide insights into the development of high-performance glass fibers for environmentally friendly production and applications, aligned with our vision for a sustainable future. Specifically, I will focus on inorganic fibers, emphasizing their role in composite reinforcement and thermal insulation. Additionally, I will touch upon the quantification of glass fiber spinnability.