Number of visits


September 16, 17 (Sunday, Monday) - field trip 1 (Slavonija )

September 17 (Monday) - evening – welcome party

September 18 (Tuesday) - scientific sessions

September 19 (Wednesday) morning – scientific sessions

September 19 (Wednesday) afternoon, evening – Zagreb tour, conference dinner

September 20 (Thursday) - scientific sessions

September 21 (Friday) – scientific sessions

September 22 (Saturday) – field trip 2 (Hrvatsko zagorje)

September 22-25 (Saturday-Tuesday) – field workshop (Neretva river delta)


Scientific Programme

As is customary for MECC meetings, contributions from all fields of clay research are welcome. The scientific programme will be divided into following sessions:

  • Crystal chemistry and structure of clay minerals
  • Physico-chemical properties of clays
  • Modification and synthesis of clays
  • Organoclays and nanocomposites
  • Clay (and associated) minerals in geological systems
  • Investigation methods of clays and clay minerals
  • Clays in soils and young sediments
  • Clays and environment protection
  • Clays in geotechnical applications
  • Industrial application of clays
  • Clays in human history
  • Clays and health
  • General session

The programme will include invited lectures, oral presentations (20 minutes), and poster sessions.

Plenary lectures:

Pilar Aranda (Madrid, Spain)     

„Functional heterostructured materials by assembling of clays and other nanoparticles“

Katja Emmerich (Karlsruhe, Germany) 

„Thermal reactions of clay minerals and implication for applications“

Ana Petkovšek (Ljubljana, Slovenia)     

„Clays in earthworks - importance of soil water retention curve“

 Branimir Šegvić (Lubbock, USA)              

„Clay mineralogy and the origin of unconventional Paleozoic shale reservoirs from the North American Midcontinent“

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