T1-S2. Applied mineralogy in Materials Science issues: Geo- and synthetic materials
Roberto Giustetto (email@example.com)
Mariano Marcurio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rafał Panek (email@example.com)
Keynote Speaker: Binoy Sarkar (University of Lancaster, UK) “Composite clay materials for environmental clean-up applications”
This session invites contributions reporting on new and innovative developments and applications in the characterization, manufacturing and processing of mineral-related materials of economical, ecological and/or cultural relevance, in relation to their functional, mechanical, physical/chemical properties and microstructural features (phase assemblage, texture, porosity, etc.).
We therefore envisage lectures and posters on geomaterials and their synthetic counterparts, biological and biomimetic/bioinspired materials, as well as other human-made, non-metallic-inorganic materials dealt with in mineralogical labs, such as classical and technical ceramics, lithic implements, composite materials, etc.
Cross-disciplinary contributions presenting advances in the manufacturing and processing techniques, characterization methods, materials science related theories and simulation are particularly welcome.