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University of Liverpool Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Impact joins Glass Futures Board

Professor Anthony Hollander, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Impact at the University of Liverpool, has been appointed to the Glass Futures Board of Directors.

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.

Professor Hollander is one of two new appointments to the Glass Futures Board to further strengthen its ability to address industry’s decarbonisation challenges with R&D to accelerate innovation.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Impact and Professor of Stem Cell Biology at the University, Professor Anthony Hollander provides strategic leadership for the development of research policy and for ensuring impact of the University’s research programmes in Liverpool and around the world.

He is also responsible for commercialisation of research, for developing partnerships with companies and other external stakeholders and for the training of postgraduate research students. Professor Hollander is also Chair of the N8 Senior Executive Group.

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

“Collaboration is at the heart of the 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 Glass Futures 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.”