Scientific programme

   Like in the previous MECC meetings, contributions from all fields of clay research, including: 

        Crystal chemistry and structure

Physical and chemical properties of clays

Colloidal properties and surface chemistry

Genesis and synthesis

Geology of clays (and associated minerals)

Clays in soils and weathering

Clays and protection of environment

Environmental geotechnics

Clays in industry

Clays in human history

will be presented at the meeting.

The scientific programme will be held in sessions, covering the above mentioned topics, through invited lectures, short oral presentations (20 minutes) and poster presentations. Symposium devoted to Dr. Enver Murad and Mössbauer spectroscopy in clay science will take place during the conference.


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Invited lectures
K. Bahranowski, Ewa M. Serwicka-Bahranowska
Polish Academy  of Sciences,  Krakow

Layered minerals in catalysis

Javier Cuadros

The Natural History Museum, London


Clay minerals in the making

Reiner Dohrmann, K. Rüping, M. Kleber & R. Jahn

Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources - Geological Survey of Lower Saxony,  Hannover


XRD Texture Measurements of Oriented Clay Aggregates – A Quantification Tool

Jana Madejová

Slovak Academy  of Sciences, Bratislava


Near infrared spectroscopy: a powerful method to learn more on modified smectites 

Enver Murad

Bavarian Environment Agency, Marktredwitz


Mössbauer spectroscopy of geological materials

Sabine Petit, E. Joussein & O. Grauby

University of Poitiers


New insight into halloysite physico-chemical properties

Béla Raucsik, A. Raucsik-Varga,

Gy. Szakmány & V. Kovács-Kiss

Pannon University, Veszprém


Clay mineralogy, petrography and geochemistry of Late Paleozoic siliciclastic rocks from the Mecsek-Villány area (SW Hungary): implications for source-area weathering, provenance and diagenesis

Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky
Materials Science Institute of Madrid


Clay-based bionanocomposites

Darko Tibljaš, S. Šćavničar

University of Zagreb


Zeolite deposits in Croatia

Dobroslav Znidarčić
University of Colorado, Boulder


Engineering properties of clays


     The official language of the meeting, written and spoken, will be English.

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