ISGS 7th Online Summer School Presentation

You are invited to participate in the 7th ISGS Online Summer School: Hybrid Materials: cutting-edge applications. It will take place Online on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd September 2020 at 12:00h UTC -14:00h CEST-Berlin-Paris.

Hybrid organic-inorganic materials are a hot topic and one of the most open to innovation and ready to technology transfer. Hybrid materials, being at the interface of organic, inorganic and biological realms, are highly versatile systems, offering a wide range of possibilities to elaborate tailor-made functional materials. Today, many hybrid materials are in the market and they should expand in the next future according to new societal challenges.

This School will provide a multidisciplinary approach on different classes of Hybrid Materials (nanoparticles, films, aerogels, coatings, nanocomposites…), which are at the core of technologies with an impact in our society.

The Online version of the ISGS Summer School will comprise two sessions on consecutive days. The Oral Sessions will consist of focused talks of 15 minutes by Invited Speakers, which will allow for a plethora of different angles on the topics to be covered. Discussion Panels and an ePoster Session will be included, in which scientists from various backgrounds will be able to present and discuss their work.

In the ePoster Session, attendees and authors will be able to share their ideas and get feedback from their colleagues worldwide through a chatroom. All participants will be able to join and present here their work. Due to the short format of the school, with only invited speakers, we encourage senior researchers to present ePosters, and of course, we expect enthusiastic participation from junior researchers.

***Submit an ePoster and win one of the prizes sponsored by the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS), Springer and Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ: GEQI and QES groups).

Our aim is to provide a platform for scientists and professionals to share their research globally, thus inspiring new research ideas within the speakers and the audience alike, from which innovative new approaches to known problems and collaborations across all sub-fields will arise.

Join us in this exciting School!!!

International Sol Gel Society (ISGS)

International Sol Gel Society (ISGS) is an international, interdisciplinary, not-for-profit organization whose primary purpose and objective is the advancement of sol-gel science and technology. ISGS aims are both to represent the particular needs and aspirations of the international sol-gel community and to support this sol-gel community.

Since the inception of the highly successful Sol-Gel Workshop series in Padova during 1981, sol-gel science and technology has evolved from its origins within traditional materials science (mainly glass and ceramics) to become an extraordinarily multidisciplinary area of research, spanning chemistry, physics, biology, materials science and nanotechnology.

ISGS, grouping of scientists who are interested in sol-gel science and technology at the begining, evolved over time in a professional, fully functional, scientific society.

  • Chemistry and fundamentals of the sol-gel process and non-conventional synthesis (sol-gel transition, self-assembly, O-I interfaces...)
  • Functional organic-inorganic hybrid materials: coatings, thin films, particles, colloids, composites, self-assembled systems
  • Porous materials and hierarchical structured materials (aerogels, template-based...)
  • Hybrid materials for sensors, optics, photonic and optoelectronic applications  
  • Hybrid materials for energy and environmental applications
  • Hybrid materials for electronic, magnetic and ferroelectric applications  
  • Hybrid materials for health and medical application


Developing countries

If you are in an institution whose country is listed as "Developing country" (see here), contact us before registration and we will send you a reduced fee ticket.

For any further information we are glad to support at

Note: Applications will only be accepted for participants who use the official email of their institution.



Organized by
Organizer & Co-organizer


Dr. Beatriz Julian-Lopez           Prof. Verónica de Zea Bermudez

Universitat Jaume I,                    University of Trás os Montes

INAM, Institute of                        e Alto Douro (UTAD),

Advanced Materials    

Castelló - Spain                          Vila-real, Portugal

Lectures by

Prof Lisa C. Klein  
Rutgers University, USA

Prof Luis Liz-Marzán  
CIC biomaGUNE, Spain

Prof Plinio Innocenzi
University of Sassari and INSTM, Italy

Prof Rute A. S. Ferreira
University of Aveiro, Portugal

Prof David Levy
Instituto Ciencia Materiales Madrid, CSIC, Spain

Prof Stephane Parola
University of Lyon, France

Prof Anna Roig
Instituto Ciencia Materiales Barcelona, CSIC, Spain

Dr Raman Subrahmanyam
Technical University of Hamburg, Germany

Dr Yolanda Castro
Instituto Cerámica y Vidrio (Madrid), CSIC, Spain




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