Conferences: 5th Mediterranean Clay Meeting (MCM2016) held on S...

Conferences: 5th Mediterranean Clay Meeting (MCM2016) held on S...: The Clay Science Society of Turkey, in coorperation with Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey has the   honor of hosting the  5 th  Med...

Invited Speakers


University of Colorado-Boulder, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Boulder, CO 80309, USA


Invited Lecture:

Clay/Water Interfacial Models (Kaolinite, Micas, Montmorillonite) to Reproduce Contact Angles and Organic Adsorption

Açıklama: Hendrik Heinz

About the Speaker:

Hendrik Heinz is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado - Boulder. He studied chemistry at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and received his PhD degree from ETH Zurich in 2003. He then carried out postdoctoral work at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, and joined the faculty at the University of Akron, Ohio, from 2006 to 2015 before his present position at the University of Colorado. His research interests include the simulation of biological and nanostructured materials, metals, clay minerals, polymeric materials, and multiscale computational methods. He made contributions to the understanding of molecular recognition at inorganic surfaces, crystal growth, and catalysis on the nanometer scale. His team develops the INTERFACE molecular dynamics platform that enables simulations of inorganic-(bio)organic hybrid materials on the 1 to 1000 nm scale in high accuracy, including compatible force field parameters and surface models for a variety of inorganic compounds. Recent honors include the 2016 SandmeyerAward of the Swiss Chemical Society, a 2014 Guest Professorship at the National Institute for Materials Science (Japan), the 2013 Max Hey Medal of the Mineralogical Society, the 2011 George Brown Lectureship of the Mineralogical Society and a Guest Professorship at ETH Zurich, an NSF Career Award and a 2009 Giovanni Novelli Prize of the Italian Clay Group.


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The R.H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Department of Soil and Water Sciences, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Invited Lecture:

Purification of greywater by a moving bed reactor followed by a filter including a granulated micelle-clay composite

Açıklama: Hendrik Heinz

About the Speaker:

Shlomo Nir is Professor Emeritus and chief scientist of En Gibton, a Company for water purification. 1969 Ph.D-Theoretical Physics. 1970 Fellow, Inst. Life Sciences, HUJ.1970-1980. RPMI, Buffalo NY. Cancer Research Scientist I-IV. 1980 Assoc. Prof. ;Hebrew University; Dept Soil and Water Sciences.1985 Professor. 2003 Professor Emeritus. Developed models for cation adsorption, particle aggregation, membrane fusion, endocytosis, pore formation, flip- flop in membranes, kinetics of filtration for a solution with several pollutants. Published 248 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals and books, 3 books, 5 patents. A guest Editor (with associates) of 2 Special Issues of Applied Clay Sciences. Oct. 1989- Oct.2005 Chairman of Israeli Clay Society.

Researchinterests:1.Environmental studies i.Water purification.ii.Development of herbicide formulations for reduced leaching.iii. Clay - organic  interactions. iv.Cation adsorption and binding. 2.Surface aggregation.3.Leakage and pore formation.Main Recent Projects. Water purification:1. Removal of perchlorate: from laboratory to a pilot and large scales.Planning of filters based on granular micelle-clay composites. 2. Grey Water. A two stage purification which includes biological treatment (by Prof. Jaap Van Rijn) and a filter filled with granulated micelle-clay complex. 3. Removal of microorganisms by clay-composites and regeneration.4. Removal of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and humic acid (HA). 5. Removal of herbicides and pharmaceuticals.6. Modeling of filtration kinetics in a multicomponent system.7. Removal of cyanobacteria and their toxins from water.


Ankara University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Geological Engineering, Ankara 06100 Turkey

Invited Lecture:

Holocene clay sedimentation in the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Açıklama: Hendrik Heinz

About the Speaker:

Dr.Mustafa Ergin is Professor for General and Marine Geology in Ankara University; 1978 M.Sc. University of Göttingen, Mineralogist; 1982 Ph.D. University of Heidelberg, Sedimentology, Environmental Geochemistry; 1983 Wintershall Oil Company Barnstorf, Sedimentary Petrography, Clay Mineralogy; 1983-1984 Continuing Education and Foreign Studies, Clausthal Technical University, Professional Field in the Raw Materials Industry in Developing Countries; 1985-1986 City University of New York, Post-Doc Research Fellow, Deep-Burial Diagenesis; 1986-1996 Assist.,Assoc.Prof. Middle East Technical University, Institute of Marine Sciences, Dept. Marine Geology and Geophysics, Sedimentology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Seismic Stratigraphy, Geotechnics; 1986-1999 Assoc.Prof. Ankara University, General and Marine Geology; 1999-cont. Prof.Dr., Ankara University, General and Marine Geology; 1998- Ankara University, Vice Direct and Direct. of Geological Research Center for Fluvial Lacustrine and Marine Studies, Coastal and Marine Geology. Investigated types and modes of sediment distribution; occurrences of heavy mineral placers on coastal marine beaches around Turkey; clay mineral distribution in marine sediments in relation to late Quaternary climate changes. Published 51 articles in peer reviewed international scientific journals and books,

Research interests: Sedimentary records (incl. clay minerals and seismic stratigraphy) of Late Quaternary climate and sea-level changes. Marine sediment types and modes of distribution and controlling factors. Submarine mass movements. Marine pollution by heavy metals. Heavy mineral marine beach placers. Sediment geochemistry. Main Recent Projects. Weathering products of ophiolitic rocks and their transport into marine basins; Heavy mineral beach placers; Late Quaternary sedimentology, mineralogy, geochemistry, seismic stratigraphy and tectonism in Eastern Mediterranean (incl. Aegean, Marmara and Black Sea’s).


Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire sur l'Organisation Nanométrique et Supramoléculaire, NIMBE, CEA Saclay, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette, France

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Invited Lecture:

Imogolite and imogolite-like tubular nanocrystals. Formation mechanism, properties and applications.

Açıklama: Hendrik Heinz

About the Speaker:

Dr. Antoine THILL is a scientist at the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire sur l’Organisation Nanometrique et Supramoléculaire (LIONS) in the Department of Fundamental Research at the Commissariat de l’Energie Atomique (CEA) in Saclay (Paris-Saclay university). His present field of interest comprises the investigation of the synthesis, structure and dynamics of nanoparticles in complex systems using X-ray based scattering, spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. Lately, he has been particularly involved in several research programs on imogolite and imogolite-like nanomaterials during which he discovered the Double-Walled Germanium based imogolite nanotubes and made progress on the formation mechanism and properties of imogolite-like nanoparticles. He recently start pilot-scale production of such nanotubes. He is the co-editor of a book on nanotubular clay minerals and author of three chapters on imogolite.

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