People in the spotlight

People in the Spotlight – Professor Ioannis Michaloudis

As a doctorate candidate, I was lucky enough to be studying at the Sorbonne University in France. Based on my textile and fashion design practice, I undertook research in the visual arts and I discovered what I named the ‘elastic...

People in the Spotlight – Dr Maria Luz Martinez Ricci

I believe that while Physics and Chemistry are sometimes treated as two different worlds, in my experience the overlap is great and beautiful and there is a lot to do in this direction.

People in the Spotlight – Professor Sara Aldabe Bilmes

Sara’s personal reflections on her career in materials chemistry in Argentina are undoubtedly a fitting place to conclude her story, as she highlights and contrast some of the intriguing aspects underpinning the rich scientific heritage of Argentina.

People in the Spotlight – Presenting the 2021 ISGS Fellows

In the June 2021 Newsletter, we announced that Professors Maria Zaharescu (Romania), Masahide Takahashi (Japan) and Michel Wong Chi Man (France) had been selected as ISGS Fellows for 2021. In the July issue, we shine a spotlight on the achievements...

People in the Spotlight – Dr Sílvia Cristina Nunes

After one year, I started my PhD in Exact, Natural and Technological Sciences/Chemistry at UTAD, entitled “Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional nanohybrids organic-inorganic materials obtained through sol-gel process”, under the supervision of Professor Verónica de Zea Bermudez, and in the...

People in the Spotlight – Dr Mariana Sofia Peixoto Fernandes

The main goal of this project was the preparation and characterisation of lanthanide complexes for the preparation of photoluminescent materials. The underlying idea was the incorporation of optimised complexes into organic-inorganic hybrid hosts prepared by the sol -gel method.

People in the Spotlight – Professor Yang Hui

Professor Yang has made significant contributions to China’s sol-gel community. In 1990, he helped host the First National Sol-gel Science and Technology Conference in Hangzhou, where over 30 researchers attended and more than 20 papers were presented.

People in the Spotlight – Dr Julien Mahy

Since the beginning of my research activities, I have always focused on the development of sol-gel materials and processes for environmental purposes with a strong emphasis on green synthesis and I hope to continue on this path for many years...

People in the Spotlight – Professor Ulrich Schubert

For me, a fascinating aspect of sol-gel science is that basic chemistry and technical applications are so closely intertwined. More challenging applications can only be developed if one also cares about the underlying chemistry.

People in the Spotlight – Dr Monique Deon

In my practice, I believe in collaborative and integrative work to develop science and individuals, and I hope to continue using the sol-gel tools for developing new therapeutic strategies to improve public health.