Prof Fredrik Glasser
Fredrik Paul Glasser received his PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in 1957 where he worked on high temperature phase equilibria and refractories for the steel industry. In 1959, he moved to the University of Aberdeen, since then he has worked mainly on materials science, materials chemistry and solid state science and its applications. This has resulted in publication of more than 500 peer-reviewed articles. In recent decades, cements have featured prominently in his research portfolio. He is the recipient of numerous distinctions including a DSc (honorary, University of Aberdeen), Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, of the IoM3, the Mineralogical Society of America, Honorary Fellow of ICT, and a Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society. He is a founder fellow of the Academy of Ceramics and Chairman of the Editorial Board of Advances in Cement Research. He has contributed to International Science and was co-chair of the International Congress of the Chemistry of Cement (Gothenburg and was awarded the Torroja Gold Medal for services to science in Spain). He has been made a Burgess of the city of Aberdeen for civic services. After retirement, he continues to be active in research on the development of cements with low or negative embodied CO2 and in the development of calcium sulfoaluminate cements.