NewsLetter N°1

ISGS NewsLetter – N°1 – Oct-Dec 2009
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Interview of the quarter…… Christophe BARBE, President of ISGS

“A new life for ISGS”
A new Board, a new website, a Newsletter… Christophe Barbé co-founded of the International Sol-Gel Society in 2003 and has been elected last summer as the new ISGS President. He wants to transform the ISGS from a grouping of scientists who are interested in sol-gel science and technology into a professional, fully functional, scientific society
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 !   Events

> 2009 Sol-Gel Conference & ISGS Workshop in Brazil
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> 2010 ISGS Summer School – “Advanced Characterisation Techniques for Sol-Gel Materials” will be held in Clermont-Ferrand, France – 18-21 JulyMore >>

> 2011 Sol-Gel Conference will be held in Hangzhou, P.R. of China
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 !   One young researcher in the spotlight
Yasuaki Tokudome is a PhD candidate of Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University. His research interest focuses on the novel synthesis route for monolithic macroporous materials in non-silica sol-gel systems… More >>

 !   Awards

Awards at the International Sol-Gel Conference in Brazil, August 2009

> Donald R. Ulrich Awards 2009
Dr. Robert Kreiter and Dr. Paolo Falcaro have received the 2009 Donald R. Ulrich Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Sol-Gel science and technology… More >>

> ISGS Best Poster Awards… More >>

> John D. Mackenzie Travel Awards… More>>

 !   Contributions

We are looking for contributions from everyone. So if you have a piece of news related to the sol-gel field, a book you have just read, a workshop you are organising or have attended, please send your contribution here submit an article We are especially keen to post contribution from PhD students and young researchers.


 !   Top news

> The International Sol-Gel Society is developing a new e-letter to try to inform everyone of what’s new in the world of sol-gel.  Every 3 months, you will receive a new edition of our newsletter with some news, interviews, publications or book reviews as well as some more practical info on how to get the best of your ISGS membership. Our goal is to make it a useful and interactive communication tool improving the dissemination of information, and serving the sol-gel community at large. Please feel free to send us your feed back and suggestions. We wish you all the best for the festive season.

> The International Sol-Gel Society: presentation
The International Sol-Gel Society was launched on August 2003 to gather active sol-gel scientists, as well as those with research interests in fields where sol-gel science and technology can lead to significant innovations. Today there is a total of 244 individual members… More >>

> A privileged access to the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
The Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology is a journal of record in the area of sol-gel research. The free access to the articles is restricted to the ISGS members… More >

 !   Books and articles review

> Introducing ecodesign in silica sol-gel materials by N. Baccile, F. Babonneau, B. Thomas and T. Coradin
May the low-energy sol-gel process be pushed further and re-analyzed in terms of the recent “green chemistry” principles ?More >> 

> The controlled release of drugs from emulsified, sol-gel processed silica microspheres by S. Radin, T. Chen and P. Ducheyne
Slower and long-term controlled release in sol-gel microspheres using a simple and expedient two-step process… More >> 

> Direct electrochemistry and electrocatalysis of horseradish peroxidase immobilized in hybrid organic-inorganic film of chitosan/sol-gel/carbon nanotubes by X. Kang, J. Wang, Z. Tang, H. Wu and Y. Lin
A biocompatible organic-inorganic nanocomposite of chitosan/sol-gel/CNT may find wide potential applications in biosensors… More >> 

> Polymer Derived Ceramics: From Nano-Structure to Applications – edited by P. Colombo, R. Riedel, G.D. Soraru and H.-J. Kleebe –
This book presents the foundations of the science of polymer derived ceramics enriched with many descriptions of applications…
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