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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

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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.


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


Election of 3 new Board members in 2017

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3 positions to renew the ISGS Board of Directors

Dear Active ISGS members

You are warmly invited to participate in the vote for the renewal of the ISGS Board of Directors (3 positions).

A Board member is elected for 6 years. The Board meets every two years at the conference, and communicate by phone every 2 months. The Board is the executive committee of the Society. The members collectively make decisions regarding the society management, finances, strategy, conference organization, awards...

This election will occur through e-ballot until Friday August 25th, 00:00 GMT.

Results will be given during the SolGel 2017 on Tuesday September 5th during the ISGS session .

  • Presentation of the 8 candidates

To help you make your decision, you will find a short biography reporting the different candidates activity in the field of Sol-Gel science and technology and their projects for the ISGS.

Picture Name, affiliation Candidature

Prof./Dr. Aleksandra Lobnik

University of Maribor.

Maribor, Slovenia

A. Lobnik presentation

Dr. Ana Arenillas


Oviedo, Spainl

A.  Arenillas presentation

Prof./Dr. Gulaim Seisenbaeva

SLU in Uppsala

Uppsala, Sweden

G. Seisenbaeva presentation

Prof./Dr. Kiyofumi Kataagiri

Hiroshima University

Hiroshima, Japan

K. Katagiri presentation

Prof./Dr. Rafal J. Wiglusz

Reaserach Polish Academy of ScienceInstitute of Low Temperature and

Structure Reaserach Polish Academy of Science

Wrocław, Poland

R. J. Wiglusz presentation

Dr. Refika Budakoğlu

Research and Technology Development Presidency, Şişecam

Istanbul, Turkey

R. Budakoğlu presentation

Prof./Dr. Saira Riaz

University of the Punjab

Lahore, Pakistan

S. Riaz presentation

Prof. Verónica de Zea Bermudez

University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Vila Real, Portugal

V. de Zae Bermudez presentation

  • The voting rule:
Choose your 3 best candidates out of the 8.
  • The link for voting will be announced here or send you by email when it is ready.

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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.


> 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 :

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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

Other events in the area

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 !


> 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...


> ISGS Summer School 2016

Summer School 2016

on the theme of:

The International Sol-Gel Society presents its 5th Summer School to be held in Berlin, Germany from 24th to 27th July 2016. Young researchers and experienced scientists are invited to gather at the Bildungszentrum Erkner for 4 days to attend courses on sol-gel chemistry and advanced characterization techniques.

See ISGS Summer School 2016 for more details

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