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


Group Registration

If your Department would like to register as a group, please contact us at to find out more about our special deals.

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


Important information
  • ePoster submission deadline:  August 28th  at  12:00h UTC / 14:00 CEST Paris/Berlin
  • ePoster Board available for registered participants: September 1st (you should be logged in)
  • The schedule is in UTC time: This online conference will start every day at 12:00 UTC/ 14:00 CEST Paris/Berlin, click here to check your local time
What do I need to join?


In order to register to the conference, you need to log in nanoGe (or create an account if you are not registered yet) and buy a ticket as usually. Upload a profile picture if it is not yet in the system. You will receive the registration confirmation via e-mail.

Submit your contribution

Participants can be part of the program presenting their work to the audience through a Contributed Talk or an ePoster. Once you are registered in the conference, you will be able to submit your contribution in the Abstract Submission tab.

Join the live conference

Two hours before the start of the Oral Session, the Live Conference tab will be available at the conference website. Participants should log in and enter the tab, where they will have access to the streaming video for the Oral Session and a direct buttom to the ePoster Session platform.

Join the ePoster Session

The ePoster Session chat platform will be available during the conference through the Live Conference tab. There, a “Go to conference” buttom will be available for participants to join the chat platform at any moment. The ePoster Session starts officially after the Oral Sessions. The instructions on how the chat platform works are available in the Instructions for participants and will be explained at the end of the Oral Sessions.

Conference on demand

Registered participants will have access to the videos of the Oral Sessions on demand. Videos will be available there for registered (and logged) users for three months. It will allow them to rewatch the best moments in case they have missed any session. nanoGe will upload the videos after the sessions and make them available in a private tab for conference members.  

For non-registered users, the conference will be available on-demand after the conference. Once you buy the ticket for an on-demand conference, you will have access to the videos for three months.  



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