Special edition – ISGS Summer School 2014

Special edition – ISGS NewsLetter: ISGS Summer School 2014

The 4th International Sol-Gel Summer School – Paris – 6-10 July 2014

Young researchers and experienced scientists are invited
to attend courses on sol-gel chemistry and bio-related sol-gel materials.

Extend your knowledge in the field of sol-gel
Discuss practical cases with experts in the field
Interact with established researchers in a friendly atmosphere
Network within your sol-gel Society

A rich scientific program
11 international experts coming from both Academia and Industry will cover topics ranging from sol-gel chemistry to Bio-related sol-gel materials during an intensive 3-day program.

. Christophe Barbé, Ceramisphere (Australia): Sol-Gel Science and Technology: Your imagination is the limit. From fundamentals to starting your own business.
. Cédric Boissière, CNRS, Collège de France, Paris (France): Ellipsometry for thin film analyses.
. Christian Bonhomme, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Collège de France – Paris (France): Advanced NMR techniques for nanomaterials.
. Thibaud Coradin, CNRS, LCMCP, Collège de France, Paris (France): Characterizing biological processes within sol-gel materials.
. Geraud Dubois, IBM Almaden Research Center and Stanford University – San Jose, California (USA): Thin film mechanical properties.
. Francois Fabreguette, Micron Technology – Boise, Idaho Area, (USA): Applications of X-Ray diffraction and reflectivity techniques.
. Julian Jones, Imperial College London, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials (UK): Sol-gel glasses and hybrids in regenerative medicine.
. Danielle Laurencin, Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier (France): Sol-gel materials for drug delivery applications.
. Mika Linden, Inorganic Chemistry II, University of Ulm (Germany): Mesoporous silica nanoparticles for theranostics.
. Philipp Llewellyn, CNRS, Université de Provence, Marseille (France): Characterization of porosity in solids.
. Nicola Pinna, Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin (Germany): Electron microscopy.

A Poster Session to present your work

Take the opportunity of showing your scientific work to other researchers and get specialist reviews in a friendly atmosphere. One Best Posters will be selected for both the scientific quality of the work and the presentation of the scientific information on the poster.

The venue, CIUP

The venue for this residential school is the famous Cite International Universitaire de Paris (CIUP). Accommodation is available on site, in the different houses of the CIUP.



Limited number of places – first come, first served basis – Deadline for registration : 6 June 2014

Registration fees include participation in courses, progam and abstracts, communications, coffee-breaks, welcome reception, banquet, 1 year membership for non members and eventually lodging and breakfasts.

An outline of feedbacks from the last edition

.a good way to listen to international experts in the field and learn practical knowledge
.high quality courses
.since then I have been feeling part of the Sol-Gel community
.a real opportunity to come in contact and create connections with other smart students working in similar topics and having similar research interests as me
.the lectures were exciting and helpful to get an overview of the analysis, synthesis and application of sol-gel based materials
.this event was one of my first steps as a researcher in sol-gel chemistry and materials science and perhaps one of the best experiences I got so far!


We share all the time all together during this residential school. This greatly facilitates exchanges. In addition, every day, additional time is scheduled for inspiring discussions about experiences, specific cases and knowledge with experienced scientists as well as with all the other participants.

Summer School Partners

If your Company is interested in supporting this action implemented by the ISGS, become an ISGS partner and join us to present your expertise and material during the poster session… Contact us.


A rich social program to socialize

The ISGS invites you to attend a welcome reception on Sunday July 6th and a banquet on Monday July 7th

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