Professor Anthony Hollander appointed to Glass Futures Board

Professor Anthony Hollander, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Impact, has been appointed to the Glass Futures Board of Directors to further strengthen its ability to address industry’s decarbonisation challenges with R&D to accelerate innovation.

Glass Futures is a not-for-profit membership organisation that connects the global glass industry and academia to deliver R&D and innovation, ensuring glass making’s future is built on high value and fully sustainable, zero-carbon products.

In collaboration with the global glass industry, Glass Futures is delivering the world’s first openly accessible, commercially available, multi-disciplinary glass melting facility, The Global Centre of Excellence in St Helens, UK with provision for research and development trials to decarbonise the global glass and foundation industries.

Professor Hollander said: “I am delighted to join the Board of Glass Futures and be able to support this pioneering initiative that aims to develop the technologies to revolutionise glass manufacturing and support the sector’s transition to Net Zero.

“Collaboration is at the heart of Glass Futures’ mission and I look forward to ensuring that the University plays a major role in supporting this and that our research, facilities and expertise contributes to the success of this exciting initiative.”

Professor Hollander is appointed to the Board of Directors alongside Mark Higham, General Manager of Siemens Process Automation business based in Manchester.

Glass Futures’ Chief Executive, Richard Katz said: “The combined knowledge and expertise of Professor Anthony Hollander and Mark Higham will substantially add to Glass Futures’ capability to deliver innovation and technology for the benefit of its members and the global glass and foundation industries. We sincerely welcome both Professor Holland and Higham to our Board and look forward to benefiting from their expertise in the years to come.”