ISGS eSeminar, April 2022


Non-hydrolytic sol-gel chemistry to functional hybrid materials


Nicola Pinna

IHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin Institut für Chemie & IRIS Adlershof Berlin, Germany


The current trend in various energy applications, ranging from light- ing to batteries and electrolysers, lays in the control of structural, physicochemical and morphological properties of materials and their interfaces. During this presentation, recent strategies for nanostructured materials synthesis, targeting energy and environ- mental applications will be discussed. Especially, we will focus on non-hydrolytic sol-gel chemistry for the fabrication of hybrid and complex nanomaterials focusing on the importance of the organic- inorganic and inorganic-inorganic interfaces. Among the examples presented, we will discuss the synthesis of complex nanostructures and the stabilization of metastable phases for applications in energy storage and conversion. We will see that nowadays the available strategies allow a control in terms of composition, crystalline struc- ture, morphology and nanostructuration that would have been unim- aginable just few years ago. Finally, the open challenges the field is currently facing and possible further developments which are need- ed to meet the always growing demand for high performing materi- als will be also discussed.

It is our pleasure to invite you to join the ISGS eSeminar for 2022 on  Thursday 7 April, which will be delivered by Professor Nicola Pinna.

Date: Thursday 7 April 2022


  • ZOOM (eSeminar link), Meeting ID: 307 291 6432 Passcode: 3ez@xwbM


  • 08:00 – USA, East Coast
  • 09:00 – Brazil (São Paulo) and Argentina
  • 12:00 – UTC
  • 13:00 – UK, Portugal
  • 14:00 – Germany, Central Europe, Sweden, Norway
  • 15:00 – Romania, Israel, Eastern Europe, Ukraine
  • 15:00 – Russia (Moscow, St Petersburg)
  • 20:00 – China, Singapore, Malaysia
  • 21:00 – Japan
  • 22:00 – Australia (East Coast)