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Innovation

Innovation

Creating an Innovation Culture

Corning’s Silicon Valley technology chief, Dr. Waguih Ishak shares how to stay creative over the long haul, drawing on 40 years of experience.

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Technology That Transforms the World

To be sure, innovation doesn’t happen overnight. We recognize that R&D is only as successful as the people advancing it. At Corning, our culture is, and always has been, driven by the dedication and determination of our teams. However practical or theoretical our daily work may be, we each strive for one ultimate goal. We want to create the solutions that change lives and help people live better. Whether that happens today or far into the future, we won’t stop.

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Our History of Innovation

Discovery has always been an integral part of what we do at Corning.

Dating back to the start of the company in 1851, Corning’s founding family, the Houghtons, saw research and development as a way to stand out in a landscape thick with rival glass makers.

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Milestones & Events

Milestones & Events

Corning Glass Summit

The Corning Glass Summit is a biennial event held in Corning, N.Y. that helps to build and strengthen Corning’s relationships with the academic glass community by stimulating a broader discussion among researchers in academia, funding agencies, and other stakeholders around fundamental glass science.

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Celebrating 50 years in Europe

Over 150 customers, industry leaders, reporters, Corning business representatives, and company executives gathered on September 11, 2018 in Fontainebleau, France to pay tribute to the Corning European Technology Center (CETC) and its 50-years of innovation success.

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45 Years of Optical Fiber

When three Corning inventors developed the first low-loss optical fiber in 1970, they couldn’t imagine the communications revolution they were igniting. Upon the 45th anniversary of their discovery, it is clear that their work ultimately enabled people around the world to connect with information, devices, and each other.

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Awards & Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions

Waguih Ishak Honored by McMaster University

Dr. Waguih Ishak, division vice president & chief technologist, Corning Technology Center – Silicon Valley, received an honorary Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Degree from his alma mater, McMaster University, which is the highest honor bestowed by the University.

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Corning Honors 2017 Women of Color, Black Engineer of the Year Winners

Corning's technology community recognized the 2017 Women of Color and Black Engineer of the Year award winners during a recognition event at the company's Sullivan Park Research Center. The event was sponsored by the Corning Technology Women's Network (TCWN) and Black Technology Network (BTN).

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Corning Glass Scientists Honored by International Commission on Glass

Two Corning glass scientists were recognized by the International Commission on Glass’ (ICG) 24th annual International Congress on Glass on April 8, 2016. Corporate Fellow Dr. Nicholas Borrelli was the first Corning recipient to be honored with the ICG President’s Award, and Senior Glass Development Scientist Qiang Fu is the fourth Corning employee to receive the ICG’s Woldemar A. Weyl International Glass Science Award. Each of the awards is distributed by the ICG every three years.

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Corporate Fellow Dr. George Beall Receives Honorary Doctorate

Corporate Fellow Dr. George Beall was honored with an honorary doctorate degree at Alfred University during its annual commencement ceremony on May 13, 2016. George was unanimously voted on by Alfred University’s Board of Trustees for this doctorate which honors his exemplary scientific achievement for the last 50 years.

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Peter Schultz Receives ACerS Award

Peter Schultz, one of the inventors of the first low loss optical fiber, was recognized as the 2017 winner of the American Ceramic Society’s (ACerS) Stookey Lecture of Discovery Award at the ACerS’ 12th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology. 

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Corning Scientists Receive ACS Heroes of Chemistry Award

Corning scientists Drs. Dana Bookbinder, Ming-Jun Li and Pushkar Tandon were recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as recipients of the 2017 Heroes of Chemistry award for inventing a technology which enabled  Corning® ClearCurve® optical fibers, a revolutionary product that enables optical fiber to be bent to small diameters or around very tight corners with significantly less signal loss. The scientists were recognized as one of six companies receiving this award from ACS at its annual Heroes of Chemistry celebration

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