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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


Wed. 9 July


Thurs. 10 July





Departure - 9:00
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch




Arrival - 4:00 Open discussion Open discussion Open discussion
Evening Welcome reception Banquet Free Free

Download the program in pdf format

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

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.

ISGS Partners