Czech company Glass Service has appointed Dr. Manoj Choudhary as Senior Advisor for Strategic Affairs to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Choudhary’s professional interests include the development of materials processes and products through the application of engineering fundamentals, physics, chemistry, materials science, and advanced computational approaches.

He worked at Owens Corning’s Science and Technology Center in Granville, Ohio, USA, between September 1982 and March 2018 and was a member of its Senior Technical Staff.

He laid the foundations for advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) based simulation of several key materials processes at Owens Corning (OC), including glass melting and polymeric foam extrusion.

His contributions were at the core of some of the most significant glass and polymer process technology and product developments in OC during the past 35 years. He authored more than 60 technical reports at OC, published 57 papers and holds 10 current and pending patents.

He is also the President of the International Commission on Glass (ICG). He obtained his Sc.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the British Society of Glass Technology, and a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society.

Besides the ICG, Dr. Choudhary has presided over several professional organisations including the Industry-University Center for Glass Research at Alfred University, the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society, and the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council, of which he was also a founder.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Ceramic Society and a Specially-appointed Professor of China State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Float Glass.

Glass Service and its affiliated companies F.I.C. (UK) Limited, and FlammaTec, employ 100 people and had a consolidated turnover of €20 million in 2017.

This group of companies provides engineering services and products to the global glass industry with offices and representatives in more than 20 countries.