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Merry Christmas and happy new year
full of exciting sol-gel science!!!
Call for 2017 Ulrich Awards!!
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 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.
Deadline for application February 4th 2017
Chair of Selection Committee: Prof. David Avnir
Announcement of awardees: June 5th 2017
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.
Please direct enquiries to the chairman of the Selection Committee,
> Sol-Gel 2017
The 2017 Sol-Gel conference will be held in Liege, Belgium.
The website of the conference is already opened :
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
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".
The prize is a 200€ award and a certificate
Congratulaitons to him !
Poster awards HINT 2016
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 :
Anna May MASNOU
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
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
> 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...
>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!!
> ISGS Summer School 2016