Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
Aalborg University, DK



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Yuanzheng Yue is Professor of Chemistry at Aalborg University, Denmark. He is Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the European Ceramic Society, and Fellow of Society of Glass Technology. He holds Knight's Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark). His research focuses on glasses, glass fibers, metal-organic framework glasses, metallic glasses, and amorphous materials for thermal insulation, membrane, and lithium/sodium ion batteries. He has published over 370 papers in the peer-refereed international journals including Nature, Science, Nature Materials, which were cited 14619 times with an H index of 62 (till July 29, 2023). He has delivered 129 invited talks at international conferences. He is a council member of the International Commission on Glass (ICG) and the founding chair of the ICG Technical Committee for Glass Fibers. He is also the member of the Coordinating Technical Committee of ICG. He is a board member of the Danish Ceramic Society. He is an editor of European Journal of Glass Science and Technology, and associate editor or editorial member for other five 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.