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2017 ISGS board election

The community

The following three candidates have been elected as new board of director of ISGS.


Picture Name, affiliation Candidature

Prof./Dr. Aleksandra Lobnik

University of Maribor.

Maribor, Slovenia

A. Lobnik presentation

Prof./Dr. Kiyofumi Kataagiri

Hiroshima University

Hiroshima, Japan

K. Katagiri presentation

Prof. Verónica de Zea Bermudez

University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Vila Real, Portugal

V. de Zae Bermudez presentation

Congratulations and welcome to a member of ISGS board of directors.


Masahide Takahashi

President of ISGS



Latest News


Sol-gel synthesis and research of inorganic compounds, hybrid functional materials and disperse systems

«Sol-gel 2018»  August 27-31, 2018


Grebenschikov Institute of Silicate Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences - the leading research centre of Inorganic Chemistry in the North West of Russia is holding the Fifth Anniversary International Conference of CIS countries "Sol-gel 2018". The researchers, engineers, technologists, teachers, under graduate and graduate students whose scientific and working career is associated with sol-gel technology are welcome.

The date and location of the conference

August 27-31, 2018; Institute of Silicate Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences 199034, Makarova naberezhnaya 2, Saint-Petersburg

Sessions of the Conference


  • Theoretical aspects of sol-gel process – chairman: Prof. A.V. Agafonov (ISC RAS, Ivanovo)
  • Sol-gel synthesis and research of nanoparticles – chairman: Prof. V.V. Kozik (NR TSU, Tomsk)
  • Sol-gel films, coatings and memebranes – chairman: Prof. O.A. Shilova (ISC RAS, Saint-Petersburg)
  • Hybrid inorganic and organic-inorganic sol-gel materials – chairman: Corr. Member RAS Yu.A. Schipunov (IC FEB RAS, Vladivostok)
  • Xerogels, glass and bulk ceramic materials synthesized by sol-gel method – chairman: Prof. E.P. Simonenko (IGIC RAS, Moscow)
  • Sol-gel materials for environmental protection, agriculture and biomedicine applications – chairman: Prof. V.G. Kessler (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala)
  • Applications of sol-gel science and technology – chairman: Ph.D. V.V. Vinogradov (ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg)


The program involves:

1) The school of young scientists, the leading specialists of sol-gel technology will give lectures.

2) The contest of posters among young scientists of under 35 years old (undergraduate and graduate students, young specialists in sol-gel synthesis of inorganic, hybrid inorganic and disperse systems).


Key dates

October, 15 2017 – preliminary registration deadline

January, 15 2018 – abstract submission deadline

February 2018 – information on the conference abstract acceptance

27.08  – 31.08.2018 – Conference «Sol-gel 2018»

The forms, registration rules and Abstracts submission are available on the Conference website


Registration fee

The amount of the charge is optional.

- Standard fee - the participant’s portfolio, welcome dinner, coffee breaks;

-Extended fee - the participant’s portfolio, welcome dinner, coffee breaks and 1 or 2 sightseeing tours;

- Full fee - the participant’s portfolio, welcome dinner, coffee breaks, 2 sightseeing tours and the banquet at a restaurant on the bank of the Gulf of Finland.

- Correspondence fee.

The sums of the fees will be specified in the 2nd information announcement. The cultural program of the conference involves visiting the Tsarskoye Selo with a focus on sightseeing Catherine Palace and the Amber Room as well as a boat trip along rivers and channels of Saint-Petersburg.


Contact information

Information about the event is available on the Conference website:

The Organizing Committee is available by E-mail:

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or by phone

+7 (812) 325-21-13


Announcement of Ulrich Award 2017


The ISGS is proud to announce that the recipients of the Ulrich Award for 2017 are:

- Vladimir and Alexandr Vinogradov, ITMO University , Russia

- Tim Fellinger, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

The ISGS board decided in collaboration with the selection committee (Head: Prof. David Avnir) to give 2 prizes for 3 recipients.

Single prize is shared by Vladimir and Alexandr Vinogradov for their joint achievements.

Those recipients will give award lectures at Sol-Gel conference in Liege, Thursday morning award session.

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