Conference topics

  • Chemistry and fundamentals of the sol-gel process and non-conventional synthesis methods
  • Functional organic-inorganic hybrid materials
  • Nano- and micro-structured materials: particles, colloids, fibers, self-assembly, composites
  • Porous materials (aerogels, xerogels, cryogels, template-based) and hierarchical structured materials
  • Biomaterials, biohybrids and bioinspired materials
  • Carbon and hybrid carbon-based gels
  • Protective and functional coatings and thin films
  • Characterization and modelling techniques for sol-gel materials
  • Sol-Gel materials for (photo-)catalysis and membranes
  • Sol-Gel materials for energy and environmental applications
  • Sol-Gel materials for health and medical applications (including controlled drug release)
  • Sol-Gel materials for electronic, magnetic and ferroelectric applications
  • Sol-Gel materials for sensors, optic, photonic and optoelectronic applications
  • Sol-Gel materials for insulation
  • Industrialization of sol-gel science and technology
  • Sol-Gel as alternative to PVD and other conventional industrial processes