Glen Cook

Glen Cook

Elmira, NY, USA


Dr. Glen Cook is the Chief Scientist at the Corning Museum of Glass. A materials scientist with 20+ years expertise in glass, ceramics, and metallurgy, Glen holds a B.S. in Materials Engineering from New Mexico Tech, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, with a dissertation on fundamental aspects of the float glass process. Glen worked in research and development for Corning Incorporated for 16 years, is an inventor on over two dozen patent applications, advanced to the level of Senior Research Associate, and received Corning's prestigious Stookey Award for outstanding exploratory research. As the chief scientist at The Corning Museum of Glass, works closely with the museum gaffers to on pushing the limits of glass art materials and processes, and advising on content for hot glass programming. He is the technical advisor to the new Specialty Glass Artist-in-Residence program, and works with the museum's staff on incorporating scientific content in exhibits and educational programs. Glen loves to work closely with artists to teach and learn how scientific and engineering fundementals can inform and be informed by art and craft methods and materials.


  • casting
  • glassblower
  • painting
  • fusing/slumping
  • kilnforming
  • flame/lampworking
  • Digital painting


Business Name:
Corning Museum of Glass
1108 Maple Avenue
Elmira, NY 14904