September 3-8, 2017 @ Liege - Belgium

About the conference

The 19th International Sol-Gel Conference will be held on September 3-8, 2017 in Liege, Belgium. The conference is organized in conjunction with the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS). Previous editions gathered around 500 participants from all over the world. For the 19th edition, the conference will be organized in three parallel sessions. The great success of the Sol-Gel Conference series over the past 35 years attests that sol-gel science and technology is an extraordinarily multidisciplinary research area. The biennial conference gathers the most relevant and innovative advances in the field from the point of view of scientific research and industrial developments. Intensive promotions to interdisciplinary and academia-industry collaborations will be emphasized.

Venue

The conference will be organized in the Palais des Congrès, a centrally located convention centre just a few minutes from downtown.
The convention centre is located on the banks of the Meuse river and is surrounded by a majestic park.
Just recently renovated, the convention center combines modern comfort and specialized hi-tech facilities. The centre is spread over three levels, and is host to over twenty multi-purpose convention rooms, the largest of which has a capacity of one thousand people.
Visitors will have a large choice of hotels within walking distance or easily reachable by the well developed public transport in Liege.

Local Organizing Committee

University of Liege (ULG)

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Nanomaterials, Catalysis & Electrochemistry (NCE)
  • Benoît Heinrichs (Chair)
  • Nathalie Job (Vice-Chair)
  • Christelle Alié
  • Cédric Calberg
  • Stéphanie Lambert
  • Alexandre Léonard

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Research group in Energy and Environment from Materials (Greenmat)
  • Rudi Cloots (Vice-Chair)
  • Frédéric Boschini






National Scientific Committee

University of Liege

Dr. Christelle Alié
Dr. Frédéric Boschini
Ir. Cédric Calberg
Prof. Rudi Cloots
Dr. Cédric Gommes
Dr. Catherine Henrist
Prof. Benoît Heinrichs
Prof. Nathalie Job
Dr. Stéphanie Lambert
Dr. Alexandre Léonard
Dr. Carlos Páez
Prof. Jean-Paul Pirard
Prof. Bénédicte Vertruyen

Ghent University

Prof. Klaartje de Buysser
Prof. Dirk Poelman
Prof. Isabel Van Driessche
Prof. Pascal Van der Voort

University of Antwerp

Prof. Pegie Cool
Prof. Vera Meynen

Hasselt University

Prof. Marlies Van Bael

Catholic University of Louvain

Prof. Damien Debecker
Prof. Eric Gaigneaux

University of Mons

Prof. Marjorie Olivier

University of Namur

Prof. Bao-Lian Su

Members from Industry

Ir. Catherine Archambeau (CRM-Group)
Ir. Alain Germeau (Prayon s.a.)
Dr. Luc Langer (Materia Nova, Ionics)
Dr. Eugénie Peyroux (AGC)
Dr. Mireille Poelman (Materia Nova)
Dr. Lionel Ventelon (AGC)





International Advisory Board

  • Prof. Michel Aegerter - Editor in Chief JSST - Switzerland
  • Prof. Rui M. Almeida - Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa - Portugal
  • Prof. David Avnir - Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Israel
  • Prof. Byeong-Soo Bae - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology - KAIST - Korea
  • Prof. John Bartlett - University of the Sunshine Coast - Australia
  • Prof. Jeffrey C. Brinker - Sandia National Laboratories - USA
  • Prof. Bruce Dunn - University of California Los Angeles - UCLA - USA
  • Prof. Massimo Guglielmi - University of Padova - Italy
  • Prof. Benoît Heinrichs - University of Liege - Belgium
  • Prof. Nicola Hüsing - University of Salzburg - Austria
  • Prof. Nathalie Job - University of Liege - Belgium
  • Prof. Kazuyuki Kuroda - Waseda University - Japan
  • Prof. David Levy - Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (ICMM-CSIC) - Spain
  • Prof. Francisco Maldonado-Hodar - University of Granada - Spain
  • Dr. Luca Malfatti - University of Sassari - Italy
  • Prof. Kazuki Nakanishi - Kyoto University - Japan
  • Dr. Gudrun Reichenauer - ZAE Bayern (Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research) - Germany
  • Prof. Sidney J. L. Ribeiro - Institute of Chemistry - Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP - Brazil
  • Prof. Clément Sanchez - Collège de France - France
  • Prof. Galo Soler-Illia - Universidad de Buenos Aires - UBA - Argentina
  • Dr. Michel Wong Chi Man - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier - ENSCM - France
  • Prof. Hui Yang - Zhejiang University - China

Practical information

  • Abstract submission
    • from June 15, 2016 to December 15, 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance
    • March 15, 2017
  • Early-Bird Registration
    • April 30, 2017

Welcome to Liege !

Liege is Wallonia’s largest city, and the jewel of the French-speaking region of Belgium ...

Connections

How to reach Liege ?

Accommodation

Several hotels in different price categories have been pre-booked in the immediate surroundings of the Palais des Congrès.
All accommodation is within walking distance or easily reachable by the well developed public transport.
You will be able to make reservations very soon.

Conference Venue

The conference will be organized in the Palais des Congrès, a centrally located convention centre just a few minutes from downtown.

Visa

For any inquiry about how to obtain your visa, please contact by mail info@solgel2017liege.com

Registration Fees

Academic participant


  • 1X PERSON PASS
  • Price till April 30, 2017
    • 695 €
  • Price after April 30, 2017
    • 775 €
  • Registration fees include a 2-year ISGS membership.
  • Participants who paid 2-year membership at Sol-Gel 2015 in Kyoto are asked to pay the full registration fees.
  • Participants who are active ISGS members at the beginning of the conference will benefit of a discount to the full registration fees of 35€ for Students or 60€ for Academia or Industry Delegates. They can however choose to pay the full registration fees to be entitled for an additional 2-year ISGS membership when their present membership will expire.
  • Registration fees include: Conference attendance with coffee breaks and lunches, Full conference materials including delegate bag and program booklet, Welcome reception, Beer party, Discovery tour.
  • Gala dinner (optional): 60€

    Industrial participant


    • 1X PERSON PASS
    • Price till April 30, 2017
      • 800 €
    • Price after April 30, 2017
      • 880 €
  • Registration fees include a 2-year ISGS membership.
  • Participants who paid 2-year membership at Sol-Gel 2015 in Kyoto are asked to pay the full registration fees.
  • Participants who are active ISGS members at the beginning of the conference will benefit of a discount to the full registration fees of 35€ for Students or 60€ for Academia or Industry Delegates. They can however choose to pay the full registration fees to be entitled for an additional 2-year ISGS membership when their present membership will expire.
  • Registration fees include: Conference attendance with coffee breaks and lunches, Full conference materials including delegate bag and program booklet, Welcome reception, Beer party, Discovery tour.
  • Gala dinner (optional): 60€

    Student


    • 1X PERSON PASS
    • Price till April 30, 2017
      • 430 €
    • Price after April 30, 2017
      • 480 €
  • Registration fees include a 2-year ISGS membership.
  • Participants who paid 2-year membership at Sol-Gel 2015 in Kyoto are asked to pay the full registration fees.
  • Participants who are active ISGS members at the beginning of the conference will benefit of a discount to the full registration fees of 35€ for Students or 60€ for Academia or Industry Delegates. They can however choose to pay the full registration fees to be entitled for an additional 2-year ISGS membership when their present membership will expire.
  • Registration fees include: Conference attendance with coffee breaks and lunches, Full conference materials including delegate bag and program booklet, Welcome reception, Beer party, Discovery tour.
  • Gala dinner (optional): 60€

    Accompanying person


    • 1X PERSON PASS
    • Price till April 30, 2017
      • 200 €
    • Price after April 30, 2017
      • 200 €
  • The Welcome reception is for free.
  • Registration fees include: Coffee breaks and lunches, Beer party, Discovery tour.
  • Gala dinner (optional): 60€

  • Why become a sponsor ?

    A sponsorship will give you access to hundreds of scientists, engineers, and students from a wide range of disciplines, from industry and academia. If this is your selected audience, there is no better concentration assembled for six days. If you want to improve awareness of your company, service, or products, or promote your corporate image, the conference can satisfy all your goals.

    You will have the opportunity to share your products and services with the international Sol-Gel community, gain preferential access to the users in your target market. Being a supporter comes with many benefits, depending on the selected level, such as exhibit space, complimentary registration to the conference, direct access to participants, recognition on the website and on-site, and more.

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