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)

Laureate of the IMA Medal for Excellence in Mineralogical Research in 2018

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)

Laureate of the IMA Medal for Excellence in Mineralogical Research in 2019

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