Dr. Delbert E. Day, a luminary in the field of glass for health care applications, was honored during a symposium named for him on July 23 in Toronto, Canada. The symposium provided researchers a forum in which to discuss work similar and related to research Day conducted, and to talk about how their personal relationships with Day have influenced them.
The symposium was held in conjunction with two global ceramics conferences: the 2nd Global Forum on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development and the 4th International Conference on Innovations in Biomaterials, Biomanufacturing and Biotechnologies.
Speakers from around the world discussed Day’s contributions to the field, including development of Theraspheres for treating cancer and his work with Dr. Steve Jung to develop wound-healing borate glass fibers. He was recognized as a teacher and mentor by many.
Dr. Mohamed Rahaman and Dr. Richard Brow organized the symposium. Rahaman is a professor emeritus of ceramic engineering. Brow is interim deputy provost for academic excellence and Curators’ Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering.