Message from the Head of GCE
Heartiest welcome to the Department of Glass & Ceramic Engineering at the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
The department of Glass and Ceramic Engineering is one of the major departments of the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RUET and is committed to providing excellence in education, research, innovation, curriculum, and professional developments, and so on.
The task of Glass and Ceramic Engineer is to design the processing techniques to create materials with optimized performance in electronic, magnetic, optical, chemical, or biological applications which is achieved by controlling the microstructure of the material. Glass and Ceramic Engineers deal with not only traditional materials like white wares, refractories, insulators, glassware, cement, etc. but also advanced materials like cutting tools and abrasives, sensors and actuators, fuel cell, multi-ferroic materials, fibre optics and solar cells, bio-ceramics, nano-composites, glass fibre, toughened glass, etc.
To fill the void in traditional glass and ceramic engineering and advanced materials processing in Bangladesh, the government thought of establishing a specialized group of experts in these fields. It is also obvious that the processing of glass and ceramic products must go under beneficiation process supervised by qualified engineers, educationalists and researchers of the respective sectors. Therefore to surmount this difficulty, a department of Glass and Ceramic Engineering was established in RUET, Rajshahi in 2010.
The Glass and Ceramic Engineering Department at RUET, Rajshahi offers both Graduate and Post-Graduate courses. On the undergraduate (UG) level, we offer a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Glass and Ceramic Engineering degree. For postgraduate (PG) students, the department offers thesis-based Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, as well as a coursework-based Master of Engineering (M. Engineering) degree. The primary goal of our curricula for students is to give them a high-quality engineering education that includes hands-on experience and engagement in student teams, clubs, competitions, and organizations in glass and ceramic engineering and beyond. Furthermore, this department is enriched with highly qualified faculty members and we have 11 well-equipped laboratories.
We are committed to strong bonding between faculty members, students, and staff.
Dr. Shahajada Mahmudul Hasan
Head of GCE, RUET