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Travel Grants for students - Sol-Gel 2017

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3 grants will be awarded to support students travel to Liège, Belgium for the 2017 Sol-Gel conference (the amount will be 500 US$).

·         These travel grants are restricted for students (PhD or Master)

- who are presenting author of an oral or poster communication accepted for presentation and scheduled during the Sol-Gel Conference,

- who are current ISGS member at time of the conference (ie membership paid)

·         Application deadline: Wednesday, June 30th, 2017, 00:00 GMT

·         Application procedure:

To apply for the travel grants, the students will need to provide the following

- an extended abstract (2 pages maximum) of the presented research (including the list of co-authors),

- a CV (2 pages maximum),

- a letter of recommendation from her/his supervisor,

- a proof of accepted abstract (notification of acceptance from the local organization committee).


Please, send your application by email with attached documents to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , specifying "Solgel 2017 Travel Grants" in the subject/object of your email.


·         Results:

The 2 or 3 best applicants will be selected by the ISGS Board by July 15rd, 2017 and notification of decisions will be sent by email shortly after.

The grants will be awarded at the conference site during the Award Ceremony .

Looking forward to seeing you in Liège!

The ISGS Board


Renewal of the ISGS Board

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Dear colleague, Dear ISGS Member

As an active scientist in the sol-gel community, you might want to consider putting your candidature forward for the upcoming election for the renewal of the ISGS board.

A Board member is elected for 6 years. The Board meets every two years at the conference, every 2 months by phone.

This election will take place before (through e-ballot) and at the next Sol-Gel International Conference which will take place in Liege, Belgium 3-8 September 2017. Results will be given during the SolGel 2017.

If you are interested, we invite you to apply before June 30th 2017.

To do so, you have to be ISGS member (membership paid) when you apply.

Then use the required application form below to present a short biography reporting your activity in the field of Sol-Gel science and technology, highlighting also the areas where you think you could contribute as a board member and which will benefit the Sol-Gel society and community.

Send back this form to the ISGS secretariat: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We will publish the different candidatures on the ISGS website on a page open only to valid members and the online election procedure will take place.

Hoping you will be interested in this opportunity and looking forward to hear from you soon.

ISGS Board

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Sol-Gel 2019

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Invitation to organize the official ISGS conference in 2019
The International Sol-Gel Society is now soliciting for applicants to host the 20th biannual conference in Sol-Gel Science and Technology to be held in 2019;

Sol-Gel 2019 -The International Sol-Gel Conference

The Conference is the official International Sol-Gel Society meeting and builds on the long and successful series of biannual conferences, which started 1981 in Padova. The conference has since then been held in several Countries all over the World.

The deadline for submitting applications is February 28th, 2017.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2017. (extended)

Please direct enquiries to the chairman of the Selection Committee,
Sidney J.L. Ribeiro, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


For details, pelase refere here.


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You'll find below brief news regarding ISGS activities, reports writen by ISGS members or picked in the recent published writings. A registered member, as an ISGS member, can recommend and post an article read to update our selection.


Deadline extended to 15th March 2017

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Call for 2017 Ulrich Awards!!


Deadline extended to 15th March 2017.


ISGS is delighted to invite applications to the Ulrich award 2017.

Donald R. Ulrich Award recognizes outstanding contributions in

sol-gel processes made by young researchers. The Award

granted in remembrance of Prof. Dr. Donald R. Ulrich is given

since 1991 during the International Sol-Gel Conference.


The criteria for application has been changed for a call for 2017!!

The candidate must be active in sol-gel research.

The time elapsed from his/her thesis defense must be less than 10 years

to the date of application.

The awardee/s will receive a Diplome, and will present his/her work

when receiving the Award at the ISGS Conference.

The awardee/s will be exempted of Conference registration fee.

Call 2017

Deadline for application March 15th 2017   Extended

Chair of Selection Committee: Prof. David Avnir

Announcement of awardees: June 5th 2017


For details, please refer here.


A happy new year!!!

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Merry Christmas and happy new year

full of exciting sol-gel science!!!





> Sol-Gel 2017

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The 2017 Sol-Gel conference will be held in Liege, Belgium.

The website of the conference is already opened :

Contact :  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The contract between ISGS and the Local Organizing Comitee has been signed in Kyoto during the 2015 conference.


From left to right : Dr. N. Job, vice-chair of Sol-Gel 2017, Pr. B. Heinrichs Chairman of Sol-Gel 2017, Pr. J.-M. Nedelec, President ISGS, Dr. M. Wong-Ci-Man member of the board ISGS


Best Poster summer School BERLIN 2016

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Olivier Dalstein received the best poster award at the ISGS summer school in Berlin for his work entitled :

"Smartphone assisted sensing on nanostructured films obtained by combining Soft Chemistry & Soft Lithography".

After obtaining his engineer degree in Materials Science at Polytech Paris UPMC, Olivier Dalstein is carrying out a PhD in the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (LCMCP - UPMC), dealing with the fabrication of multi-scale nanostructured materials for optics and nanofluidics by combining chemical liquid deposition, self-assembly and lithography (e.g. soft Nano-Imprinting Lithography). A recent work was focusing on the fabrication of optical systems (Diffraction Gratings) and their combination with Metal-Organic Frameworks materials to obtain innovative chemical sensors. This PhD is based on a strong collaboration with the Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures (LPN-C2N-CNRS) concerning the lithography techniques.

The prize is a 200€ award and a certificate

Congratulaitons to him !


Poster awards HINT 2016

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Two poster awards sponsored by ISGS have been awarded during the joint TINC / HINT School meeting held last May in Stockholm.


Congratulations to both awardees :


from Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)  Bellaterra - Spain

for her work entitled

Photocatalytic hybrid nanocomposites of bacterial cellulose and Au/TiO2 nanoparticles for hydrogen production


Mirtha Lorenço

from CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials,  Portugal

for her work entitled

Tuning functionalized periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica for CO2/CH4 separation: DFT calculations and gas adsorption measurements



Other events in the area

International Seminar on AEROGELS


Organized by International Society for the Advancement of Supercritical Fluids

Sophia Antipolis, France
22-23 September 2016

Download 2nd Circular


> Life Achievement Award 2015

The ISGS is proud to announce that the recipient of the Life Achievement Award for 2015 is Professor Clément Sanchez from College de France, Paris. Read More...