2012 Carnegie Science Awards honor PPG glass scientists
Scientists from PPG Industries received the Advanced Manufacturing Award at the 2012 Carnegie Science Awards in Pittsburgh for work on the development of Solarban R100 glass. Adam Polcyn, Ph.D., Andrew Wagner, Ph.D., and Paul Medwick, Ph.D., helped engineer the neutral-reflective, solar control, low-emissivity glass.
“These gentlemen were honored for scientific innovation, not for the commercial success of this particular product,” said Glenn Miner, PPG director, construction, flat glass, in a release. “Together, they created a new way to sputter nanolayers of coating on a glass substrate, which enabled them to eliminate the visibility issues inherent in the coating materials while still achieving superior performance and manufacturability. As an award presented by scientists to scientists, it is an inspiring acknowledgement of the talented, creative and innovative people PPG has working to make its architectural glass products better every day.”
Carnegie Science Center established the Carnegie Science Awards program in 1997 to recognize and promote innovation in science and technology achievements across Western Pennsylvania.