Abstract submission is closed as of 31st March, registration is closed as of 1st of June.
The conference science programme will consist of four days of talks and poster sessions, with mid-conference field trips to a range of soil, geological, historical and general interest sites in the local and wider areas. A longer pre-conference field trip to the west coast of Scotland to explore the Tertiary zeolite localities is also planned. In addition, a pre-conference workshop is designed to bring together a range of communities interested in the properties of shales and their clay minerals; and a mid-conference short course on clay polymer interactions is offered as an alternative to the one-day field trips.
|Pre-meeting field trip||Monday 29th June to Saturday 4th of July|
|Workshop||Sunday 5th of July|
|Talks and posters||Monday 6th of July|
|Talks and posters||Tuesday 7th of July|
|Field trips and short course||Wednesday 8th of July|
|Talks and posters||Thursday 9th of July|
|Talks and posters, close||Friday 10th of July|
The programme and abstracts can now be downloaded
POSTERS: Posters must be A0 portrait (841 mm wide x 1189 mm tall) in format.
We also plan an active social programme including an icebreaker reception, student reception, whisky tasting, conference dinner at Our Dymanic Earth, and accompaning persons' trips to Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel and the Royal Yacht Britannia.
You can browse the sessions and symposia here or download a list of them as a PDF file, additionally there will arrangements for a wide range of general sessions at the conference.
The Marilyn and Sturges W. Bailey Distinguished Member Award
James Kirkpatrick: NMR Spectroscopy and Computational Molecular Modeling of Clay Minerals
Pioneer in Clay Science Lecturer
Reinhard Kleeberg: The application of the Rietveld method in X-ray diffraction analysis of clays
Clay Minerals Group – George Brown Lecture I
Sergey Krivovichev: Structural complexity of zeolites: fundamental approach and applications
Mineralogical Society Max Hey Medal
Stuart Mills: The hydrotalcite supergroup: layered minerals with amazing potential for water purification and carbon sequestration
Joint: Jackson Mid-Career Clay Scientist Award, Clay Minerals Group – George Brown Lecture II
Balwant Singh: Imperfect minerals can control soil fertility and geochemistry
Mineralogical Society Hallimond Lecture
Neal Skipper: Neutron scattering studies of clay minerals
Piergiulio Cappelletti: Natural zeolites in pharmaceutical applications
Wen-An Chiou: Microstructure of clay assembly – from clay particles to shale
Jin-Ho Choy: Emerging Nano Convergence Science : Clay based Drug Delivery System
Peter Coveney: Modelling clay-polymer nanocomposites using a multiscale approach
Will Gates: Relevance of testing specifications for bentonite used in hydraulic barriers - can they be improved?
Ed Grew: The roles of chance and necessity in the diversification of minerals: is Earth’s continental crust unique?
Jarrod Hart: Process Selection Heuristics in Mineral Processing
Toshihiro Kogure: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Clay
David Laird: Biochar effects on nutrient leaching in soils
Bruno Lanson: Crystal structures of defective lamellar compounds and their X-ray identification: Insights on mineral reactions and material reactivity
Stefano Leporatti: Halloysite Clay Nanotubes as Novel Carriers for Drug Delivery
M. Liu: Halloysite Nanotubes for Biomedical Application: Opportunities and Challenges
Paul Nadeau: Reconstructing basin burial and thermal history using shale seismic properties, reservoir fluid inclusions, and advanced modal analysis methods in the Arctic Barents Sea
Dan Richter: One Physical System: Sir Arthur Tansley's Ecosystem as Earth's Critical Zone
Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky: Fibrous vs. layered clays in nanocomposites
Giora Rytwo: The “magic” in environmental applications of clay based materials
Thorsten Schaefer: Workshop summary: From microscopic pore structures to transport properties in shales: Which gaps are filled?
Jan Srodon: The background, motivation and history of the Reynolds Cup
Tonguc Uysal: Geochronology and isotope geochemistry of clay minerals to study thermal and fluid flow events
Olivier Vidal: What do chlorites and other phyllosilicates tell us about their conditions of formation?
Cesar Viseras: Safety assessment of clays used in health care products