It is an honor and a pleasure for us to host such distinguished lecturers during EMC2021:

Prof. Diego Gatta (Earth Sciences Dept. – University of Milan, SIMP, Italy) with lecture: The effect of pressure on open-framework silicates: elastic behaviour and crystal–fluid interaction

Prof. Jan Środoń (Institute of Geological Sciences PAN, Poland) with lecture: Illite and its role in the global cycling of elements

Prof. Dr. Mercedes Suárez with lecture: Smectites: The key to the millionaire overheads in the construction of the third set of looks of the Panama Canal

Prof. Sergey Krivovichev with lecture: At the edge of order: structural mineralogy in the new millenium

Prof. Gordon Brown (D.W. Kirby Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences Department of Geological Sciences School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and Professor Emeritus of Photon Science SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, USA) with lecture: X-ray Spectroscopic, Scattering, and Imaging Studies of Earth Materials and Processes: From the Nanoscale to the Global Scale

Prof. Eiji Ohtani  (Department of Earth Science, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Japan) with lecture: High Pressure Mineral Physics of the Deep Mantle and Core

Prof. Daniel Vollprecht (Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria) with lecture: Waste Mineralogy – spotlights on an interdiscplinary research field