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ISGS Awards

Three different categories of awards have been created to recognize the quality of research and communications. They are awarded during International SolGel Conference or ISGS SummerSchool.

  • Life Achievement Award

The ISGS Life Achievement Award honors the life time contribution of a man or a woman to enriching sol-gel science.

  • Donald R. Ulrich Award (Basic and Applied Science / Product or Product Oriented R&D)

The award is granted in remembrance of Prof. Dr. Donald R. Ulrich, who pioneered the US Air Force structural materials chemistry research program. He established and managed major national and international research programs that were fundamental for the existence of the Sol-Gel field. More >>

  • ISGS Best poster Award

Each edition of the ISGS SummerSchool or Sol-gel Conference gives the opportunity to highlight the work of young researchers. Posters are selected for both the scientific quality of the work and  the presentation of the scientific information on the poster.


> Ulrich Award 2015


The ISGS is proud to announce that the recipient of the Ulrich Award for 2015 is Doctor Go Kawamura from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan.

Dr Kawamura has been doing research in the sol-gel science community since 2003 when he was a bachelor student at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. He has studied optical and photocatalytical properties of sol-gel derived materials such as polysilsesquioxane and mesoporous metal oxides, both of them were deposited with noble metal nanoparticles which exhibit surface plasmon resonance. He has 74 publication sin ISI international journals, including 21 first-authored papers.

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> Life Achievement Award 2015


The ISGS is proud to announce that the recipient of the Life Achievement Award for 2015 is Professor Clément Sanchez from college de France, Paris.

Clément Sanchez is Professor at the Collège de France, the most highly recognized French Institution, where he holds the Chair of Chemistry of Hybrid Materials. He was Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (UMR 7574, University of Pierre and Marie Curie-Collège de France-CNRS) from 1999 to 2013. In the past years, he has been Director of Research at the French Council Research (CNRS) and Professor at l’Ecole Polytechnique. He had a PhD from the University of Paris VI (UPMC) and he did a post-doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley.

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> ISGS Awards and Grants during Sol-Gel 2013


During this new edition of the International Sol-Gel Conference, Sol-Gel 2013 in Madrid, the ISGS will award several Prizes in recognition of interesting, creative and quality works.

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> ISGS Awards 2011


Several awards were given out by ISGS during the 16th International Conference, in Hangzhou, China, from August 28 to September 2, 2011, thanks to our sponsors.

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