ISGS NewsLetter – N°16 – October-December 2015

ISGS NewsLetter – N°16 – October-December 2015

The NewsLetter of the International Sol-Gel Society


SolGel 2017

The congress you can not miss!

ISGS Summer School 2016

Berlin calling

The 19th International Sol-Gel Conference will be held on September 3-8, 2017 in Liège, Belgium. Previous editions gathered around 500 participants from all over the world. For the 19th edition, the conference will be organised in three parallell sessions. The great success of the Sol-Gel Conference series over the past 35 years attests that sol-gel science and technology is an extraordinarily multidisciplinary research area. The biennial conference gathers the most relevant and innovative advances in the field from the point of view of scientific research and industrial developments. Intensive promotions to interdisciplinary and academia-industry collaborations will be emphasized.

Conference website

The International Sol-Gel Society presents its 5th Summer School to be held in Berlin, Germany from 24th to 27th July 2016. This time the theme of the summer school will be


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. International experts from both Academia and Industry will cover topics ranging from sol-gel chemistry to advanced characterization techniques and energy-related sol-gel materials during an intensive 3-day program. In addition, the activities scheduled in the evenings will give the attendees the opportunity to network in a friendly environment.

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Focus on SolGel 2015:

From Kyoto with love

Researcher in the spot:

Introducing GO KAWAMURA

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.


We have addressed a few questions to the last Ulrich awardee, Dr. GO KAWAMURA.



News from industry: sol-gel materials for fire prevention and firefighting
TINC 2016 Trend in Inorganic Chemistry; Interactions at Organic-Inorganic Interaction

The TINC-symposium 2016 will focus on Interactions at organic-inorganic interfaces and will take place in Magnélisalen at Stockholm University. The symposium, organized by the Swedish Chemical Society and supported by the ISGS, will be held in Stockolm from 25th to 27th May.

– IV International Conference of CIS Countries “Sol-gel synthesis and study of inorganic compounds, hybrid functional materials, and disperse systems”

Yerevan State University (YSU) in collaboration with the Institute of General and  Iorganic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences, the Republic of Armenia (IGIC NAS RA) invite scientists, specialists, as well young researchers to the conference that will be held on September 19-23, 2016, in Yerevan, Armenia.

NP Sopot company has recently developed new sol-gel based technologies for fire prevention and firefighting based on silica particles.


Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology: facts and numbers

The journal remains a major forum for reporting results of the studies in the domain of sol-gel science and its applications. The number of submissions is gradually increasing – 719 (2012), 817 (2013) and 891 (2014). This year over 900 submissions are expected. The acceptance rate remains moderate, staying at 42 % in average through the last 4 years. The proposals made at the last Advisory Board meeting involved in particular publication of the thematic cover devoted to one of the articles in the issue, invited papers and invited issues to be written/edited by younger researchers and also introduction of thematic classifications in the table of contents. Graphical abstracts in color are already introduced. MORE>>

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