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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


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International Seminar on AEROGELS


Organized by International Society for the Advancement of Supercritical Fluids

Sophia Antipolis, France
22-23 September 2016

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> ISGS Summer School 2016

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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


> 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


> ISGS Board Elections

The ISGS board is pleased to welcome three new members :

Dr Luca Malfatti

Dr Hubert Mutin

Pr Sidney Ribeiro

The ISGS board would like to express its sincerest thanks to the 3 members leaving the board :

Pr R. Almeida

Pr G. Dubois

Pr M. Guglielmi


>SolGel 2015 Travel Grants for students

The awardees for ISGS Travel Grant have been selected :


Olga L. Galkina from Institute of Solution Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences in Russia will present her work on "Nanocellulose‐titania composite drug delivery systems by sol‐gel approach"


Diego Ariel Onna from University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, will present her work on " Enhanced photo-luminescence of CdX (X= S, Se, Te) Q-dots embedded in ordered mesoporous silica thin films "


Congratulations to both of them!!

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Sol-Gel 2015 - Kyoto, Japan

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> Sol-Gel 2015 - Kyoto, Japan

The international Sol-Gel conference came back to Kyoto in 28-years after. The most advanced topics in materials science had been discussed in the most historical and ancient capital of Japan. The conference site was suitably located in front of Kyoto station. The participants could enjoy high science in variety of research domains. In addition, they can also enjoy culture, foods and drinks of this historic city.

This biennial conference was organized by Prof. Kazuki nakanishi, Prof. Hiromitsu Koduka and Dr. Kazumi Kato from 6 to 11 of September, 2015. It attracted 372 participants from 31 countries worldwide. 2 keynote, 20 invited, 122 oral presentations, and 159 posters presented most-advanced and interesting outcomes from their research groups. Prof. Schubert presented in his keynote lecture the important fundamental aspects of the sol-gel science through molecular and synthetic approach for functionalities. Contrary, Prof. Fujishima’s keynote was more directed to an industrial importance of the sol-gel. These 2 keynote lectures indicate the diversity of sol-gel science and technology as an important feature. This is also shown by a variety of sessions exceeding 15 involved in the conference.

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