Number of visits


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)


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"

Conference Venue plan

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