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ISGS NewsLetter – September – December 2022

Welcome to the September - December 2022 ISGS Newsletter

The Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology – Celebrating a 30-Year Journey

Many of us approach decadal birthdays – and particularly our 30th birthday – with a sense of reluctance and a tinge of sadness, thinking that some of the best years of our life are now behind us. In the case...

A Focus on our PhD Students – Maggie Fox

I am also passionate about improving equity for women in STEM and organized the first “Women in STEM: Breaking Barriers” summit at UCLA.

New Board of Directors

The ISGS Board recently finalised the election of new Board members, while farewelling outgoing colleagues. Professors Luca Malfatti (Italy) and Sidney Ribeiro (Brazil) have now concluded their six-year appointments, and their contributions will be formally acknowledged in an upcom-ing issue of the Newsletter. In their place (and to fill two additional vacant positions), Professors Galo Soler-Illia (Argentina), Nicola Hüsing (Austria), Stéphane Parola (France) and Alessandro Martucci (Italy), have now been elected as our newest Board Members. A story on their career trajectories will also be included in an up-coming issue of the Newsletter. While we congratulate our colleagues on their appointment to the ISGS Board, it is also important to acknowledge, with thanks, the commitment shown to the future of the International Sol-Gel Community by the other candidates who submitted nominations for Board membership.

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ISGS eSeminar, February 2023

Can we design network structures of inorganic polymeric mate-rials like organic synthesis? by Masahide Takahashi

ISGS eSeminar, December 2022

Sol-Gel monolithic materials for optics and non-linear optics by Stephane Parola

Sol-Gel 2024 in Berlin

The international Sol-Gel Conference SOLGEL 2024 will be held in Berlin. Planning for Sol-Gel 2024, which will be held in Berlin, Germany, is now underway. Led by Professor Nicola Pinna (Chair, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Dr Patricia Russo (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Professor Markus Antonietti (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam), Professor Clément Sanchez (UPMC and Collège de France) and Professor Plinio Innocenzi (University of Sassari), the 2024 meeting will continue the rich scientific tradition established by the International Sol-Gel Conference series that began in 1981, with the first meeting held in Padova, Italy.

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ISGS PhD Thesis Award 2022 – Call for Nominations

The ISGS will award annually a prize to the student who has produced the best PhD thesis and made the most outstanding contribution to scientific and/or technological knowledge in the field of sol-gel science and technology. The winner will receive a...

2023 ISGS Call for ISGS Renata Reisfeld PhD Student Fellowship for Women in Sol-Gel Science and Technology

The ISGS Renata Reisfeld PhD Student Fellowship for Women (hereafter referred to as the Fellowship) is dedicated to women who are currently undertaking their PhD in the field of Sol-Gel Science and Technology.

A Call for Candidates to Renew the ISGS Board of Directors – Four Positions to Fill

A CALL FOR ISGS MEMBERS TO VOTE FOR RENEWING THE ISGS BOARD OF DIRECTORS – FOUR POSITIONS TO RENEW  Following our recent call for candidates to fill the vacant ISGS Board positions, seven applications were received. As an active member...

The ISGS – Supporting the Activities of an Active Non-Profit Society

Since its launch at the 12th International Sol-Gel Conference in Australia in 2003, the International Sol-Gel Socie-ty has aspired to support the sol-gel community-of-practice through a variety of initiatives, including the biennial International Sol-Gel Conferences and the awards given to celebrate achievements at various career stages from PhD student to senior sol-gel practitioners. These activities, their expansion, and future initiatives currently being developed by the ISGS Board, are all supported by our annual membership fees.

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ISGS NewsLetter – September – December 2022

Welcome to the September - December 2022 ISGS Newsletter

A Focus on our PhD Students – Maggie Fox

I am also passionate about improving equity for women in STEM and organized the first “Women in STEM: Breaking Barriers” summit at UCLA.

The Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology – Celebrating a 30-Year Journey

Many of us approach decadal birthdays – and particularly our 30th birthday – with a sense of reluctance and a tinge of sadness, thinking that some of the best years of our life are now behind us. In the case...

Bioinspired In Vitro Brain Vasculature Model for Nanomedicine Testing Based on Decellularized Spinach Leaves

Animal testing is often criticized due to ethical issues and complicated translation of the results obtained to the clinical stage of drug development. Existing alternative models for nanopharmaceutical testing still have many limitations and do not significantly decrease the number...

The Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology – Celebrating the 2020 Impact Factor and the Most Highly Cited JSST Papers

The recent release of journal impact factors (IF) for 2020 has highlighted a consistent improvement for JSST over the past few years, with the 2020 IF of 2.326 building significantly on the 2019 value (2.008).

ISGS PhD Thesis Award 2022 – Call for Nominations

The ISGS will award annually a prize to the student who has produced the best PhD thesis and made the most outstanding contribution to scientific and/or technological knowledge in the field of sol-gel science and technology. The winner will receive a...

2023 ISGS Call for ISGS Renata Reisfeld PhD Student Fellowship for Women in Sol-Gel Science and Technology

The ISGS Renata Reisfeld PhD Student Fellowship for Women (hereafter referred to as the Fellowship) is dedicated to women who are currently undertaking their PhD in the field of Sol-Gel Science and Technology.

A Call for Candidates to Renew the ISGS Board of Directors – Four Positions to Fill

A CALL FOR ISGS MEMBERS TO VOTE FOR RENEWING THE ISGS BOARD OF DIRECTORS – FOUR POSITIONS TO RENEW  Following our recent call for candidates to fill the vacant ISGS Board positions, seven applications were received. As an active member...