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Institute of Coal Chemistry
Affiliation : Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research Activities: Sol-Gel process within the Nano materials research area. The page give an overview of the different groups and people to contact.

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Affiliation : Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), INDIA
Research Activities: Major research areas include: Synthesis of sol-gel non fused alumina abrasives, low temperature synthesis of sol-gel alumina, mullite and aliminium titanate using a seeding technique. Synthesis of sol-gel alumina/mullite-SiC nanocomposites. Fabrication of alumina ceramics through extrusion using gel as an inorganic reactive binder. Synthesis of sol-gel titania membranes and photocatalytic coatings. Synthesis of aerogel like materials by subcritical drying. Synthesis of intercalated montmorillonite clays using sol-gel boehmite. Sol-gel synthesis of phosphate ceramics. Synthesis of high surface area materials by sol-gel processing. Other than the sol-gel processes the group is also carrying out research on traditional ceramics. The main focus is in the utilization of industrial wastes as building ceramics.
Dr. Krishna Gopa kumar Warrier
Deputy Director & Head
Ceramics Division-Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR)
Kerala, INDIA

Sol-gel Thin Film Group  
Affiliation :
Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. Kolkata, India
Research Activities: Synthesis of nanostructured thin films and powders by sol-gel technique,physical vapour deposition and chemical vapour deposition. Major activities are related to nanostructured composite films, semiconducting thin films, diamond films and characterization of these films by Photoluminescence,Raman effect etc for practical applications.
Dr. Subhadra Chaudhuri
Department of Materials Science,
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
2&3 Raja S.C Mullick Road
Kolkata-700 032, India


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Japan (13)


Affiliation : Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Research Activities : Sol-gel synthesis of biologically active materials; titanium oxides for protein adsorption, Si-O or Ti-O based organic-inorganic hybrid membranes, gels, porous scaffolds for tissue regeneration &  engineering and for artificial organs, silica nano-meso particles.  List of publications
Electronics Ceramics Laboratory
Affiliation : Ceramics Science department,  National industrial research institute  of Nagoya (nirin)
Research Activities:
Ceramics Science Laboratory
Affiliation : Applied Chemistry , Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University 
Research Activities: Processing of electronic ceramics, sintering of ceramics, processing of composite ceramics, structure-property relations in ferroelectric ceramics, colloidal forming
Tsubokawa Laboratory (Polymer Hybrids)
Affiliation : Material engineering group , Department of Material Science and Technology, University of Niigata University
Research Activities: Surface grafting of polymers onto ultrafine particles, functionalization of inorganic powder/polymer nano-composite. Grafting of hyperbranched polymers (dendrimer) onto powder surface, Gas-sensor from carbon black/crystalline polymer nano-composite, carbon black/metal oxide alloy by sol-gel reactions.
Chujo's Group
Affiliation : Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University 
Research Activities: Polymer hybrids, Boron Polymers, Metallo Polymers, Aprotic Polar Polymers  
Glass science & Engineerin lab
Affiliation : School of Engineering, The University of TOKYO
Research Activities: Chelated compound doped gels, Preparation and optical properties of organic molecules doped silica gels or hybrids
Inorganic Fine Chemistry Laboratory
Affiliation :
Kansai Research Institute
Research Activities: Sol- gel research in the field of displays batteries and semiconductor related devices, large size membranes 
Particle systems engineering
Affiliation : Department of Chemical Engineering , University of Kyoto
Research Activities: Main research activities in this chair are analysis of the phenomena relating to particles and rational handling of them. Research topics includes :
High Efficiency Classification of Industrial Sub-micron, 
Powder Analysis and Control of Fine-particle Deposition with Particular Attention to the Electrostatic Phenomena
Dry Dispersion and Generation of Fine Particle Suspension
Instrumentation and Control for Continuous Powder Feeder
Particle Deposition and Reentrainment
Molecular Electronics and Photonics (updated,  June 26,2001)
Affiliation : Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Laboratory of Applied Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University
Research Activities: Thin film lasing from sol-gel doped with dye molecules and nanoparticles, Organic semiconductors lasers, Single molecular nanotechnology
Kuroda & Sugahara Lab.
Affiliation : Department of Applied Chemistry, Waseda University 
Research Activities : Intercalation, Porous Materials, Preceramics, Sol-Gel Chemistry,  Conductive Transition Metal Oxides
Sugimoto Lab (Previous Liquid-Phase Processing Lab) (updated,  June 26,2001)
Affiliation : Division of Materials control, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials processing, Tohoku University
Research Activities: Preparation of Monodispersed Particles, Mechanistic study of particles formation, Morphological analysis of monodispersed particles, Application of the particles to catalysts. Online a nice gallery of particles
Nogami Lab  
Affiliation : Nagoya Institute of Technology
Research Activities:
Department of Surface Chemistry 
Affiliation :
Dept of Surface Chemistry, National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research (NIMC)
Research Activities: Microporous materials synthesis, including zeolites, aluminophosphonates and complexing agent-assisted sol-gel method

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 Korea (7)


Lab. of Optical Materials & Coatings  
Affiliation : Dept of Materials Science & Engineering at KAIST
Research Activities: The Laboratory of Optical Materials and Coating (LOMC) is the university laboratory directed by Professor Byeong-Soo Bae in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) located in Taejon. The major research in the LOMC is to develop new materials and processing for application of integrated micro-optical system. Currently, inorganic-organic hybrid materials by sol-gel processing are extensively studied for application of functional coatings and optical waveguides. Also, thin films by chemical vapor deposition as well as physical sputtering deposition are investigated for microelectronic applications. The LOMC is proud of leading group in the area of optical materials and sol-gel processing in Korea. Currently, the research in the LOMC is financially supported by government (Ministry of Science and Technology), 
Laboratory for Aerosol and Material Processing (LAMP)
Affiliation : KAIST
Research Activities: Sol-Gel Processing
  • Design of new catalyst by sol-gel processing
  • Preparation of mutimetal oxide film or particles by sol-gel processing
  • Preparation of new materials for separation process
Ferroelectric Thin Films group
Affiliation :
Department of Physics, The University of Suwon
Research Activities: Ferroelectric and oxide thin films growth (Sol-Gel, LSMCVD). The page give you selected publications and contact address.
Superlattice Nano-materials Lab 
Affiliation : KAIST
Research Activities:  The main research efforts of the group have been centered on pursuing the studies in theories and experimental methods for predicting the microstructure-macroscopic property relations for microstructured materials under equilibrium and nonequilibrium conditions. The microstructured colloidal dispersions covered  includes particulate suspensions and gels, emulsions and self-assembling complex fluids such as surfactants, block-copolymers and liquid crystals.
Sol-Gel and magnetic materials laboratory
Affiliation : 
Dept. of Electronic Physics
College of Natural Science Kookmin Univ.
Research Activities: Magnetic materials, Ferroelectric materials and sol-gel preparation technique
Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (in Korean)
Application of sol-gel processing for fabrication of fused silica glass.
Items developed are silica crucible, silica boat, optical fiber over jacketing tube, silica glass rods and plates, etc.  Other research areas are optical glass components including balls, ferrules and spacers. The final goal of our sol-gel research is "commercialization"


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Singapore (1)
Sol-Gel Photonics  
Affiliation : Photonics Research group at  School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technology University
Research Activities: Sol-Gel Integrated Optics systems

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Taiwan (1)
Sol-Gel Technology R&D group
Affiliation : Chemical Engineering section, chemical systems research division, Chung-Sghan Institute of Science & Technology
Research Activities: The group was set up in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, we develop optical coatings on glass such as the blue mirror and ER glass. After that our research objects expand on development of new materials for IC, Optics and Photocatalyst industrial products by sol-gel technology. Recently our major efforts is on organic-inorganic hybrids and nano crystalline sol preparation and applications
P.O. Box  90008-17-12 Lung-Tan Tao Yuan - Taiwan 
Contact: Wei-Hong Wang
Phone: 886-34458267
Fax: 886-34719940


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