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Interview: M. Takahashi, President of ISGS

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The new President of the International Sol-Gel Society, Prof. Masahide Takahashi from Osaka Prefecture University (Japan), outlines the perspectives and future challenges of the sol-gel community.

The International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS) is an organization that has assumed a leadership role in advancing the sol-gel science and technology worldwide. With this critical responsibility in mind, I will strive to fulfil my mission as the new President of ISGS. Due to fast-paced development in fundamentals and application of functional materials from molecular and solution approaches coupled with nano-chemistry, we have now reached a major turning point in the social and industrial role of ISGS. In line with global trends, while foreseeing the future, we will pursue a rapid, flexible, bold organization toward becoming a powerful research networks in the new wave of technological development.

 

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One young researcher in the spotlight: J. Mosa

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The researcher in the spotlight is Dr. JADRA MOSA, from the Institute of Ceramics and Glass of Madrid. In July 2003, Jadra got the Chemistry Science degree by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). In April 2004, She joined to the Glass Department of Ceramic and Glass Institute (ICV-CSIC). Her group in CSIC was working almost completely on sol-gel inorganic materials, and my main contribution was focused on the incorporation of organic components in order to developed hybrid organic-inorganic materials. She defended a PhD thesis entitle “Inorganic and hybrid organic-inorganic materials for PEM fuel cell applications on 2008. Then, she realized an international postdoctoral stay (32 months) at Laboratorie Chimie de la Matière Condensée direct by Prof. Clement Sanchez. She also did several stays at the Laboratoire de Interfaces et Systèmes Electrochimiques (CNRS, France) and the Centro de Investigação em Materiais Cerâmicos e Compósitos (Univ. Aveiro, Portugal). Then she joined Ceramic and Glass Institute (CSIC) December 2011, in the frame of an International Project with the Osaka Prefecture University, developing electrodes for Li-ion batteries using sol-gel method. Currently, She is temporary researcher at ICV-CSIC hired within a national project PILCONAER-CAM (Direct alcohol fuel cells for naval and aeronautic applications). From 2012 she is leading her own research line focuses on the “Design, synthesis and characterization of inorganic and hybrid organic-inorganic mesostructured sol-gel materials for electrodes and electrolytes in PEM fuel cells and Li-ion batteries”.

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Interview: Kenji Okada Sol-Gel2015 Best Poster Awardee

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Dr. Kenji Okada, one of the four awardees as the best poster presentation in the last Sol-Gel 2015 in Kyoto. Dr. Okada received his PhD in Material Science for a study on “metal hydroxide nanomaterials for functional interfacial applications” from Osaka Prefecture University in 2014 with a 2.5-year accelerated promotion under the supervision of Prof. Masahide Takahashi. He won a postdoctoral fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS PD) from 2014 to 2015. During his JSPS PD, he worked on a non-hydrolytic sol-gel in a Prof. Hubert Mutin’s group (Montpellier University, France) for a year. In 2015, he was appointed as an assistant professor at Osaka University where he is working on metal hydroxide nanomaterials for energy applications. He has been awarded 9 academic prizes including the best poster award at Sol-Gel 2015 in Kyoto.

We asked Dr. Okada to give his opinion about the sol-gel science and the future of our community.

 

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Members of our Sol-Gel community

Through interviews or bibliographical data, you can meet here senior researchers and young researchers involved in the sol-gel area.

 

Interview: J.-M. Nedelec, President of ISGS

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Dear ISGS members,

Last August in Madrid, the new board of our Society elected me to be the new president for the years to come.

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