6th ISGS Summer School

The 6th edition of the International Sol-Gel Society Summer School (ISGS) will take place in Alghero, Italy, from September 16th to September 19th. The School is focused on hybrid organic-inorganic materials and supported by the National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM).


The Summer School will be held in the Santa Chiara Building sited on the walls of Alghero, historic city at the northern tip of the western coast of Sardinia, a renowned resort, also known as the capital of the Coral Riviera, that retains well-preserved traces of Catalan dominance.


Hybrid organic-inorganic materials have attracted so much attention in the last years because their peculiar properties place them at the interface between organic and inorganic chemistry. The frontier of knowledge in the field is moving very fast, so it is of fundamental importance to achieve a comprehensive overview about the hybrid materials to advance with solid foundations. The Summer School offers the possibility to revise some of the last discoveries in the field using a multidisciplinary approach with some of the best known and active researchers in the field. It is a unique opportunity to share ideas and deepen your background during the full time of the school. Three ECTS credits will be given to the students who will pass the final test.


  • Maria Casula (University of Cagliari and INSTM)
  • Luisa de Cola (University of Strasbourg)
  • David Grosso (Aix-Marseille University)
  • Plinio Innocenzi (University of Sassari and INSTM)
  • Julian Jones (Imperial College)
  • Luca Malfatti (University of Sassari and INSTM)
  • Nicola Pinna (University von Humboldt)
  • Galo J. A. A. Soler-Illia (Universidad Nacional de San Martin)
  • Masahide Takahashi (Osaka Prefecture University)
  • Michel Wong-Chi-Man (Institute Charles Gerard Montpellier)


Deadline for registration, abstract submission and payment is 30th June 2018.

Participants interested in presenting their research at the Summer School are invited to submit an abstract to luca.malfatti@uniss.it or plinio@uniss.it.

Registration for the School is available online at http://backoffice.instm.it/isgs

For any information on the School please contact luca.malfatti@uniss.it or plinio@uniss.it.
For administrative questions: ISGSSchool@instm.it.


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