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Clay Minerals Group – George Brown Lecture

The George Brown Lecture, inaugurated in 2000, is named after the eminent British clay mineralogist, one of the founding members of the Clay Minerals Group. The lecture is given at one of the Group's annual meetings, by a speaker who is invited by the Secretary of CMG, based on advice from the Committee. The lecturer is a clay mineralogist, academic or industrial, recognized as an authority in their particular field, and the lecture is published as a review paper in Clay Minerals.

Previous recipients of the award (links give free access to the full text of the lecture as a pdf)

2017
18th
Peter Vrolijk and David Pevear
(formerly of Exxon)
Fault Dating: Motivations, Early Development, and Impact
2016
17th
Lynda Williams
Arizona State University
Geomimicry: Harnessing the antibacterial action of clays
201516th

Balwant Singh
University of Sydney

Imperfect minerals can control soil fertility and geochemistry
201515th
Sergey Krivovichev
St. Petersburg State University
Structural complexity of zeolites
201314th Jon Phipps
Imerys
Engineering minerals for performance applications – an industrial perspective
2012 13th George Christidis
Technical University of Crete
Smectites and zeolites: genesis in similar geological environments yields unique and intriguing properties
2011 12th Javier Cuadros 
Natural History Museum, London
Crystal chemical adaptability and transformation mechanisms
201111thHendrik Heinz
Akron University
Clay minerals for nanocomposites and biotechnology: surface modification, dynamics, and responses to stimuli
200910thJoe Stucki
University of Illinois
Evolution of the Study of Redox Reactions of Fe in Smectites
20099thPaul Nadeau Earth's energy "Golden Zone": A triumph of mineralogical research
20088thRoger Parfitt
Landcare Research, New Zealand
Allophane and imogolite: their influence in biogeochemistry
20077thDave Bish
University of Illinois
Phase transitions in 1:1 dioctahedral phyllosilicates; the importance of the interlayer region
2005/20066th Alain Manceau
LGIT Grenoble, France
Smectic clays: Nature's own nanoparticles

2004

5th Cliff Johnston
Purdue University, USA
Probing the nano-scale architecture of clay minerals
20034thJeff Wilson
Macaulay Institute
Products, processes and rates of primary mineral weathering
20023rdVictor Drits
Geological Institute Russian Acad. Sci.
Structural and chemical heterogeneity of layer silicates and clay minerals
20012ndPeter Komadel
Slovak Acad. Sci. Bratislava
Chemically modified smectites
20001stAlain Plançon
Université d'Orléans, France
Order-disorder in clay mineral structures