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A well-recognised and organized congress, many big names and editors of distinguished journals are present and the scientific quality is top
This major conference regularly attracts around 1000 interdisciplinary delegates with a shared interest in hybrid materials and provides excellent networking opportunities. The 2021 edition is the seventh in the series: you can find out more about previous editions here.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2021
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31 July 2021
Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
Markus Antonietti, has studied Chemistry in Mainz and did his doctorate with Hans Sillescu. His habilitation about nanostructured polymergels in 1990 fueled his enthusiasm for complex materials
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After a professorship for Chemistry at the University of Marburg he was appointed director for the department of Colloid Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in 1993. Markus Antonietti’s contributions to the chemical community comprise many things, but first of all he is interested in the creativity in research. He loves to share and impart this passion. He likes cooking and loud music.
Collège de France, France
Today Clément Sanchez , is Professor at the Collège de France chair of the « Chemistry of Hybrid Materials ». He was Director of The Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (UMR 7574, University of Pierre and Marie Curie-Collège de France-CNRS) (1999-2013). He did a large part of his career at the CNRS where he was Director of Research and he was also Professor at l'Ecole Polytechnique.
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He received an engineer degree from l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris in 1978 and a “thèse d'état” (PhD) in physical chemistry from the University of Paris VI in 1981. He did a post-doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently performing research at the Collège de France in Paris. He is specialised in the field of nanochemistry and physical properties of nanostructured porous and non-porous transition metal oxide based gels and porous and non-porous hybrid organic inorganic materials shaped as monoliths, microspheres and films. He was organiser of several international meetings associated to the field of soft-chemistry, hybrid materials and related bio-aspects.
Hybrid materials are obviously also of interest to manufacturers. The researcher is also sensitive to the "useful" side of his inventions. Clément Sanchez is not only very interested in science but also in innovation and application, as evidenced by the seventy patents he has already filed with his collaborators. Knowing how to translate an industrial problem into a basic research question can also be a source of inspiration for research. But it also allows itself to create new materials out of curiosity, for pleasure without immediate application or clear industrial valorization today. Because basic research is essential. It's a way to understand the present, to prepare for the future ... and to remain a researcher, or an artist, who takes risks.
To explore widely, not to rely on one's achievements and to open oneself to the public, is what Clement Sanchez appreciates in the constantly renewed courses he gives today at the Collège de France, where he was appointed in January 2011. Each year, we must invent a new way of "disseminating recent scientific advances" to a wide variety of audiences. An activity that the researcher pursues on the scale of his "dynamic and brilliant" research team. Even though he now has less time to spend on these experiences, he wants to remain available to talk with and support young researchers and students, to pitch ideas and to promote new topics. Create rich links to secure the future of others.
2017 – 2018 Becomes a Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor, receives the Grand Prize of the French Society of Metallurgy and Materials (SF2M), is appointed to the "World Academy of Ceramics" and elected to the French Academy of Technology, gets the chair "International Francqui Professor" in Belgium
2014 Winner of the Eni Grand Prize "Protection of the Environment"
2011 Is elected professor at the College of France with the Chair of "Chemistry of Hybrid Materials" and member of the Academy of Sciences
2010 Elected to the European Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea and wins the IFPEN Grand Prize of the Academy of Sciences
2009 Winner of the P. Süe Grand Prize of the Société Chimique de France
2008 Winner of the Gay-Lussac-Humboldt Award
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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