ISGS Summer School 2014

Sol-Gel characterization techniques and Bio-related sol-gel materials

A rich scientific program including courses, open discussions with speakers, poster session, industrial exhibition… Attend all courses for 3 days or pick the day with the convenient theme.

Program overview Sunday 6 July Monday 7 July
Tuesday 8 July
Wednesday 9 July
Thursday 10 July
Morning Courses Courses Courses Departure – 9:00
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Afternoon Courses Courses Courses
Arrival – 4:00 Open discussion Open discussion Open discussion
Evening Welcome reception Banquet Free Free

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Sunday 6 July
16:00-21:00 Arrival at CIUP Fondation Deutsch de la Meuse building
18:30-21:00 Welcome reception – wine & cheese
Monday 7 July – Characterization 1 (Fundamentals/Mechanical Properties/Porosity)
08:45-09:00 Florence Babonneau, UPMC, CNRS – Paris, France &
Géraud Dubois, IBM Stanford University – USA
Program presentation
09:00-10:30 Christophe Barbe – Ceramisphere, Australia
Sol-Gel Science and Technology: Your imagination is the limit. From fundamentals to starting your own business.
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Géraud Dubois – IBM Almaden Research Center and Stanford University – San Jose, California
Thin film mechanical properties.
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Philipp Llewellyn – CNRS, Université de Provence – Marseille, France
Characterization of porosity in solids. Part I – theory
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Philipp Llewellyn – CNRS, Université de Provence – Marseille, France
Characterization of porosity in solids. Part II – practical aspects
17:00-18:00 Open discussion with speakers
19:30-23:00 Banquet at the 24th floor of the Tour Zamansky
Tuesday 8 July – Characterization 2 ( X-Ray, Microscopy, EP, NMR)
09:00-10:30 François Fabreguette – Micron Technology – Boise, Idaho Area, USA
Applications of X-Ray diffraction and reflectivity techniques.
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Nicola Pinna – Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität – Berlin, Germany
Electron microscopy.
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Cédric Boissière – CNRS, Collège de France – Paris, France
Ellipsometry for thin film analyses.
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Christian Bonhomme – Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Collège de France – Paris, France
Advanced NMR techniques for nanomaterials.
17:30-18:30 Open discussion with speakers
18:30… Free evening
Wednesday 9 July – Bio-materials
09:00-10:30 Mika Linden – Inorganic Chemistry II, University of Ulm – Ulm, Germany
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles for theranostics.
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Danielle Laurencin – Institut Charles Gerhardt – Montpellier, France
Sol-gel materials for drug delivery applications
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Thibaud Coradin – CNRS, LCMCP, Collège de France – Paris, France
Characterizing biological processes within sol-gel materials.
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Julian Jones – Imperial College London, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials – London, UK
Sol-gel glasses and hybrids in regenerative medicine.
18:30… Free evening
Thursday 10 July
08:30-09:00 Departure


Participants have the opportunity to display their research, and to present their work during a poster session. Don’t forget your poster!
Format max: A0 (841mm x 1 189mm or 33.1in x 46.8in)


Companies or institutions wishing to sponsor ISGS Summer School 2014 or to exhibit during the school are warmly welcome.