ISGS NewsLetter – N°20 – January 2018

ISGS NewsLetter – N°20 – January 2018

The NewsLetter of the International Sol-Gel Society

2018 New Year’s address from ISGS

5th International Conference of the CIS countries

isgs president

On behalf of the board members, Masahide Takahashi, President of the International Sol-Gel Society, wishes a happy and fruitful New Year to all the sol-gel community.


5th cise

The 5th International Conference of the CIS countries, «Sol-Gel Synthesis And Research Of Inorganic Compounds, Hybrid Functional Materials And Disperse Systems – SOL-GEL 2018», will be held at the Institute of Silicate Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg on August 27-31, 2018.


ISGS Summer School 2018

Special Issue on Aerogels from the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology


The 6th the ISGS Summer School, “Frontiers in Hybrid Materials”, will be held in Alghero (Italy) on September 2018….


aerogels seminar

Following the “Third International Seminar on Aerogels 2016” in Sophia Antipolis (France), JSST publishes a Special Issue edited by Arnaud Rigacci, Tatiana Budtova, and Irina Smirnova.

Link to the complete issue, gathering 17 full original articles related to topics and presentations of this event and preface.

A new logo of the international sol-gel society!



The International Sol-Gel Society lanches a call to replace the actual logo with a new logomark (i.e. an image or symbol) and/or logotype (i. e. geometric shapes with abstract letterforms).


ISGS PhD Thesis Award Prize

ISGS Fellows

best thesis

The ISGS will award annually a prize to the student who has produced the best PhD thesis and made the most outstanding contribution to scientific and/or technological knowledge in the field of sol-gel chemistry and related fields.


isgs fellow

Up to three Fellows of the ISGS shall be nominated every two years, based on their outstanding contributions to sol-gel science and technology.



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