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9. DTTG Workshop 2021
The DTTG Workshop "Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Clays and Clay Minerals", which is offered every two years, will take place in its 9th edition in 2021 not, as usual, in February, but from 13 - 17 Sep. and this time at the FGK - Research Institute for Inorganic Materials - Glass/Ceramics in Höhr-Grenzhausen near Koblenz.
Further information regarding the corona situation will follow.

MECC 2020
In connection with the pandemic of COVID-19 the Organizing Committee of the 10th Jubilee Conference MECC 2020, after consulting all members of the Central European Clay Groups, decided to postpone the Conference to 2022. The two-year delay has been chosen in order to avoid the coincidence with the International Clay Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 12-16 July 2021.

Due to the fact that therefore this year no general meeting of the DTTG with election of the new board could take place and the statutes do not provide for a postal vote, the statute passage was activated that the term of office of the board is usually two years and the unusual circumstances consequently extend the term of office by another two years. Florian Christ (Uni Bochum) was co-opted as the new representative of the student body on the Board.

The 10th Reynolds Cup 2020 has been completed. The winners were announced at the 57th CMS Annual Meeting in Richland, WA, which was conducted online. First place went to the QMinerals team, repeating their 2016 success! Second place went to the CSIRO team led by Mark Raven (no strangers to them either) and third place to Bruno Lanson and Nathaniel Findling (ISTerre-Univ. Grenoble Alpes/CNRS). The fourth place of the BGR team (Kristian Ufer, Stephan Kaufhold and Reiner Dohrmann) together with two other groups from France and Poland should also be mentioned. Congratulations to the winners.

DTTG is the most successful group of participants with 15 places in the top three and many in the top 10!
2002: first and second place (Reinhard Kleeberg, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Reiner Dohrmann, NLfB, BGR Hannover)
2004: third place (Michael Plötze, ETH Zurich)
2006: third place (Reinhard Kleeberg, TU Bergakademie Freiberg)
2008: second and third place (Reinhard Kleeberg & Kristian Ufer, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Katja Emmerich & Annett Steudel, KIT Karlsruhe).
2010: third place (Reinhard Kleeberg & Kristian Ufer, TU Bergakademie Freiberg).
2012: first place (Michael Plötze, ETH Zurich) and third place (Reinhard Kleeberg, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Robert Möckel, Helmholtz Institut Freiberg).
2014: first place (Reinhard Kleeberg, Ulf Kempe, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Robert Möckel, Helmholtz Institut Freiberg) and shared third place (Kristian Ufer, Stephan Kaufhold, Reiner Dohrmann, BGR Hannover and Jan Dietel, Jasmaria Wojatschke, University of Greifswald).
2016: first place (Rieko Adriaens, Gilles Mertens, QMINERAL & KU Leuven).
2018: third place (Michael Plötze, ETH Zurich)
2020: first place (Rieko Adriaens, Gilles Mertens et al., QMINERAL Heverlee BE).

Details about the Reynolds-Cup itself as well as previous winners can be found here.

The AIPEA General Assembly at the ICC2017 in Granada has elected our long-standing treasurer, Reiner Dohrmann (LBEG Hanover), as the new President 2017-2021. Congratulations and lots of success in the upcoming tasks.
Dohrmann AIPEA President

update: 15 Feb 2021
Web-Moderator M. Ploetze