SGS NewsLetter – N°19 – June-December 2017

ISGS NewsLetter – N°19 – June-December 2017

The NewsLetter of the International Sol-Gel Society

Word from the ISGS president

Researcher in the spotlight:


Dear ISGS members,

Sol-Gel2017 at Liege is approaching. I am very much looking forward to seeing you there. Before, this important event, ISGS works a lot: Ulrich award, Lifetime achievement award, and also selection of host of Sol-Gel 2019.

There remains 3 months to Liege conference. Meantime, you can update the latest news, event information and others with this news letter. See you in Liege!

Prof. Masahide Takahashi

The President of the International Sol-Gel Society

The researcher in the spotlight is Dr. XAVIER CATTOEN, from the Institute Néel, in Grenoble, France…



Do not miss the 19th International Sol-Gel conference in Liège


The 19th International Sol-Gel conference in Liège promises to be a success, with already more than 500 registrations.


Ulrich Awards 2017

2017 ISGS Lifetime Achievement Awards

Donald R. Ulrich Award recognizes outstanding contributions in sol-gel science made by young researchers. The 2017 awardees will be the brothers Vladimir and Alexandr Vinogradov, from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg who will share an award, and Tim Fellinger from Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam.

The Award granted in remembrance of Prof. Dr. Donald R. Ulrich is given since 1991 during the International Sol-Gel Conference. The awardees will receive a Diploma, and will present their work when receiving the Award at the ISGS Conference.

Dr. Jeffrey Brinker, of Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M., and Prof. Lisa Klein of Rutgers University, N.J., will receive in Liège the 2017 ISGS lifetime achievement awards for their extraordinary contribution to the advancement of sol-gel science and technology.



Book review

THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE CIS COUNTRIES Sol-gel synthesis and research of inorganic compounds, hybrid functional materials and disperse systems «Sol-gel 2018» August 27-31, 2018 Saint-Petersburg

Grebenschikov Institute of Silicate Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences – the leading research centre of Inorganic Chemistry in the North West of Russia is holding the Fifth Anniversary International Conference of CIS countries “Sol-gel 2018”. The researchers, engineers, technologists, teachers, under graduate and graduate students whose scientific and working career is associated with sol-gel technology are welcome.




Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

Processing, Characterization and Applications

Second Edition

Editors: Lisa Klein, Mario Aparicio, and Andrei Jitianu

The first edition was edited by Professor Sumio Sakka in 2005. A decade after, Professor Klein, Doctor Aparicio, and Professor Jitianu started to work on the second edition having Professor Sakka as one of the main advisors. The second edition has been significantly updated and enriched and offers a comprehensive view of sol-gel processing, new characterization techniques, and novel applications.



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