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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 20 (Thursday) - NanoMin workshop

September 21 (Friday) – scientific sessions

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


Detailed schedule can be downloaded here 


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
  • General session

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

Plenary lectures:

Branimir Šegvić (Lubbock, USA) - Tuesday, September 18th, 9:00-9:45

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

Katja Emmerich (Karlsruhe, Germany) - Wednesday, September 19th, 8:30-9:15

„Thermal reactions of clay minerals and implication for applications“

Pilar Aranda (Madrid, Spain) - Thursday, September 20th, 8:30-9:15

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

Ana Petkovšek (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - Friday, September 21st, 8:30-9:15

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


George Brown lecture

Stephen Hillier (Aberdeen, UK) - Thursday, September 20th, 13:40-14:25

„Quantitative analysis of clay minerals and poorly ordered phases by prior determined X-ray diffraction full pattern fitting: procedures and prospects”


Gerhard Lagaly Award Lecture

Stephan Kaufhold (Hannover, Germany) - Thursday, September 20th, 14:25-15:10

„About relations of properties and performances of bentonites"




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