ISGS Summer School 2018

After 10 years, the biannual Summer School of the International Sol-Gel Society comes back to Italy. “Frontiers in Hybrid Materials” is the title of the next “ISGS Summer School” which will be held in Alghero from 16th to 19th September 2018. The 6th ISGS Summer School, which is supported by the National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM), will focus on characterizations, synthesis and applications of hybrid materials based on sol-gel. These materials have attracted so much attention in the last years because their specific properties place them at the interface between organic and inorganic chemistry. The frontier of knowledge in the field is moving very fast, so it is of fundamental importance to achieve a comprehensive overview about the hybrid materials to advance with solid foundations. This summer school offers the possibility to revise some of the last discoveries in the field using a multidisciplinary approach with some of the best known and active researchers in the field. It is a unique opportunity to share ideas and deepen your background during the full time of the school. Both young researchers and experienced scientists are invited to join Sardinia to attend 4 days of courses on advanced characterization techniques and sol-gel chemistry.

At the end of the summer school 3 ECTS credits will be given to the students who will pass the final test, participants interested in presenting their research at the Summer School are also invited to submit an abstract to the organizers.

List of Speakers

Maria Casula (University of Cagliari and INSTM)
Luisa de Cola (University of Strasbourg)
David Grosso (Aix-Marseille University)
Plinio Innocenzi (University of Sassari and INSTM)
Julian Jones (Imperial College)
Luca Malfatti (University of Sassari and INSTM)
Nicola Pinna (University von Humboldt)
Galo J. A. A. Soler-Illia (Universidad Nacional de San Martin)
Masahide Takahashi (Osaka Prefecture University)
Michel Wong Chi Man (Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier)

Registration fees

(VAT included)

– 480 € Students
– 550 € Professor and researchers
– 650 € Corporate

The registration fees include bag + block notes + pen + usb containing the slides used during the lectures, welcome party, coffee breaks, wine + cheese and banquet.


The summer school will be held in the Santa Chiara Building on the ancient walls of Alghero city. The city offers a wide choice of accommodations (hotels, B&B, apartments) at walking distance from the summer school site.


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For more information, please check the LMNT webpage.


Luca Malfatti
Plinio Innocenzi (for administrative questions)