Workshop: “Photonic Glasses by Sol-Gel”

To celebrate the 2022 as the “International Year of Glass”, proclaimed on May 18, 2021 by the United Nations General Assembly, International Sol Gel Society (ISGS) together with International Commission on Glass (ICG) organizes the special workshop “Photonic glasses by sol-gel”. This workshop which is on July 24th 2022 in the preamble of The international Sol-Gel Conference SOLGEL 2022 and is focused on glassy sol-gel materials for Photonics.

This workshop will be organized in the format of traditional ISGS summer school and will be addressed to the young PhD students* and scientists who would to learn about last achievements in the field of photonics and glasses obtained through the sol-gel method.  This event will treat with the state of the art on the fundamentals, preparation and characterization of materials obtained by sol-gel with important photonic applications.

The workshop will offer the most up to date lectures presented by the most prestigious names in the field of Sol-Gel and Photonics:

Time Speaker Presentation Title
8:30 – 8:50  

Aleksandra Lobnik
Stephane Parola
Alessandro Martucci

Opening remarks

8:50 – 9:50


David Levy

Sol-Gel Materials for Optical and Electrooptical Applications

9:50 – 10:05


Coffee break

10:10 – 11:10 Stephane Parola Hybrid sol-gel glasses for optics and nonlinear optics : chemical challenges and importance of the micro/nanostructure

11:10 – 12:10

Alessandro Martucci Sol-gel film for optical gas sensors

12:15 – 13:15


Lunch break

13:15 – 14:15 Sidney Ribeiro Innovative sol-gel materials for IR light activated processes. Photocatalyis, Photodynamic Therapy and Nanothermometry
14:15 – 15:15 Beatriz Julián López Design of photoluminescent nanoparticles, soft gels and glassy materials by sol-gel strategies

15:15 –15:30


Coffee break

15:35 – 16:35

Rui Almeida Up-conversion materials for solid state lighting and PV solar cells



Industrial 100 €
Regular 90 €
Student* 60 €


* For the first 50 PhD students registered for this workshop the cost of participation will be covered by a grant offered by ICG.

Venue: Lyon Convention Center

Workshop Website


Professor Alessandro Martucci – Professor of Materials Science Engineering, Industrial Engineering Department – University of Padova, Italy, e-mail:

Professor Sidney J.L. Ribeiro – Director of Institute of Chemistry- São Paulo State University- UNESP, Araraquara-SP, 14800-060, Brazil, Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), Academy of Sciences of the State of São Paulo (ACIESP), European Academy of Sciences, e-mail-

Professor Andrei Jitianu – Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Lehman College of the City University of New York, Department of Chemistry, Bronx, New York 10468, USA, e-mail: