American Glass Research has appointed Dr. Clarissa Justino de Lima as a Research Scientist at its Testing Laboratory in Delft, the Netherlands.

Clarissa’s main areas of responsibility will include fracture analysis, container testing as well as seminar instruction.

She will also have considerable involvement with the internal research projects and technical papers as they relate to glass as a material for use in the container industry.

"We have continually expanded our staff to meet our growing needs and are pleased that Clarissa is joining us and bringing a wealth of experience" said Peter de Haan, Senior Scientist and Manager of the Delft lab.

Clarissa received her PhD in Civil Engineering from Technische University Delft. She also holds a Master’s degree in Science & Engineering of Materials from Federal University Alfenas in Brazil.

She is co-author of a number of publications related to glass science, manufacturing and innovative applications of glass materials and has presented her findings at a number of industry conferences around the world.