Alginate and cellulose based aerogels proved to be appropriate for the application in the food sector: edibility, renewability, sustainability and relatively low cost of these polysaccharides make them an attractive starting material of functional food.Read More
Bio-aerogels: a new class of versatile and functional biobased materials Bio-aerogels are one of the classes of aerogel materials that exhibit open-porous nanofibrillar network. They are based on natural polymers such as polysaccharides or proteins. Bio-aerogels are produced by sol-gel synthesis via biopolymer dissolution followed by chain self-assembly and drying with supercritical carbon dioxide. No […]
Student opportunities at 20th International Sol-Gel Conference on August 25-30, 2019 in St. Petersburg
The 20th International Sol-Gel Conference will be held on August 25-30, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia. A conference is organized in partnership with the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS) and hosted by ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia. The milestone 20th edition of the conference will manifest the new generation of the Sol-Gel Conference.
On Friday, 12 April 2019, the NanoHybrids project team met for their final project meeting at the Energiecampus Nürnberg, Germany. Aim of the meeting was to summarize the main achievements after 3.5 years of collaboration and to think about next steps to advance research, development and application of aerogels further. Coordinator Prof. Smirnova started the […]Read More