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Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State

Dr. Mauro earned his B.S. in Glass Engineering Science (2001), B.A. in Computer Science (2001), and Ph.D. in Glass Science (2006), all from Alfred University. He joined Corning Inc. in 1999, where he served in various capacities, including senior research manager of the Glass Research department. Dr. Mauro is the inventor or co-inventor of several new glass compositions for Corning, including Corning Gorilla® Glass products. He is a pioneer in the use of physics-based modeling for the design of new glassy materials and is the inventor of new models for supercooled liquid and glass viscosity, glass structure and topology, relaxation behavior, and thermal and mechanical properties. In 2017, Dr. Mauro joined The Pennsylvania State University as professor of Materials Science and Engineering.

Dr. Mauro is currently a world-recognized expert in fundamental and applied glass science, statistical mechanics, computational and condensed matter physics, thermodynamics, and the topology of disordered networks. He is the author of over 320 peer-reviewed publications and has given over 300 presentations at international conferences and seminars. His publications have been cited over 16,000 times, with an h-index of 56. Dr. Mauro has 69 granted U.S. patents and has many more additional patents pending. He is the co-author of Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses, 3rd ed. (Elsevier, 2019), the definitive textbook in glass science and engineering. Dr. Mauro is the author of Materials Kinetics: Transport and Rate Phenomena (Elsevier, 2021), the most comprehensive textbook in the field of materials kinetics.

Dr. Mauro is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the American Ceramic Society.


  • –present
    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State