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Symposium: Sol-Gel Materials: From Fundamentals to Advanced Applications

Scope of the Symposium:
The Sol-Gel Process is one of the most widely used procedures for the synthesis of advanced ceramics, nanomaterials, hybrid and nanocomposite materials and a versatile tool for coating technology. Several commercial products based on sol-gel technology are on the world market, such as the 3M™ Cubitron™ Abrasive Grain, The estimated expansion rate of the sol-gel business worldwide is 7.96% according TechNavio’s analysts for the period from 2012 to 2016. Its wide success is due to simple and low temperature routes to produce a widespread number of multifunctional materials with applications in corrosion protection, art and historical patrimony conservation, optic materials and coatings, electronic coatings, catalysis, energy storage and production, biocatalysis and biosensors, environmental remediation, gas separation and storage, drug delivery, clinical analysis, image contrast agents, hard coatings, smart windows, radiation sensors, among other applications. In this symposium we intend to contemplate works on most of these areas, so as to give the participants an opportunity to learn and expand their awareness of the versatility and power of this methodology for obtaining materials aimed at advance applications.

Abstracts will be solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas:

Tentative list of invited speakers:

Symposium Organizers:

  1. Andrea S de Camargo
    Universidade de São Paulo (IFSC/USP)
  2. Edilson Benvenuti
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  3. Eduardo J Nassar
    Universidade de Franca
  4. Katia J Ciuffi
    Universidade de Franca
  5. Rogéria Rocha Gonçalves
    Universidade de São Paulo (FFCLRP/USP)
  6. Sidney J. L. Ribeiro
    Universidade Estadual de São Paulo (IQ/UNESP)
  7. Ubirajara Pereira Rodrigues Filho
    Universidade de São Paulo (IQSC/USP)

SBPMat 2014