AIPEA
INTERNATIONAL

Israel Society for Clay Research

AIPEA
INTERNATIONAL

Israel Society for Clay Research

MISSION

The aims of the Israeli Society for Clay Research are to promote excellent scientific research in the field of clay science and clay-based technology, educate and train young researchers and to maintain a continuous and fruitful collaboration with the international scientific community.

Historical overview

The Israeli Clay Research Society was founded in 1964 following a request to host the international conference in Jerusalem. The main founders were  Prof. Yaakov Bentor, chief of the Geological Survey and chairman of the Department of Geology at the Hebrew University, Prof. Wolf Bodenheimer, of the Israel Geological Survey and Prof. Lisa Heller-Kallai of the Institute of Earth Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. They were later joined by Yoetz Deutsch who was the society’s treasurer for many years. The International clay conference was held two years later, in 1966, in Jerusalem and the proceedings were published in four languages- English, French, German and Russian. Since then the Israeli chapter has been dedicated to advancing the field of clay research in Israel, educating young researchers and maintaining a continuous and fruitful connection with the international scientific community.

The image is of a guide book for the field trip following the conference in 1966

COUNCIL MEMBERS

  • Adi Radian

    Chair

    Assistant Prof. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion

  • Yael Mishael

    Co-Chair and Treasurer

    Associate Prof. and Head of Soil and Water Department, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Announcements

Shana Tova! click here to see our latest newsletter:Clay Newsletter

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Student Micro-Clay Competition

The Israeli Clay Research society is delighted to announce the 2020 Micro-clay Image Competition! To participate, send-in an SEM/TEM image with a detailed description of the protocol and instrument. First place prize is 500 NIS! In addition, the best images will be featured in the upcoming newsletter and on the Israel-AIPEA website.
Any graduate student that has a self-produced SEM/TEM image of clay minerals/oxides/composites is eligible to participate! Images should be sent to aradian@technion.ac.il by August 15th, 2020

CALL FOR SESSIONS FOR UPCOMING ISRAEL CLAY MINERAL WORKSHOP - SPRING 2021

This coming spring we will host a workshop focusing on analytical aspects of clay and organo-clay surface science. Suggestions regarding specific sessions are welcome and should be sent to aradian@technion.ac.il by October 31st, 2020.

AIPEA Fellows

AIPEA Fellowship was established at the Euroclay 2003 in Italy to recognize and reward clay scientists with a life-long activity in promoting clay science and in supporting the clay science community through AIPEA or other bodies.

GET IN CONTACT

Location

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Phone

+972-48292626