John Parker

John Parker


MA PhD FIMMM CEng FSGT Emeritus Professor of Glass Science and Engineering John Parker moved to Sheffield from the University of Cambridge in 1971, having completed a first class MA in Natural Sciences, a PhD and a post-doctoral NERC fellowship studying aluminosilicates with incommensurate structures. At Sheffield he has developed interests in both the optical/structural properties of glasses and the technology of bulk glass making, supported by a short secondment to a local glass manufacturer in 1975. He is actively involved in the International Commission on Glass, and is past-president of both the Society of Glass Technology and the European Society of Glass Science and Technology.


  • glassblower
  • fusing/slumping


Business Name:
Sheffield University
Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin St
Sheffield, N/A S1 3JD