The prime training objective of MINSC is to equip a new generation of workers with highly specialized skills in the inter- and multidisciplinary field of mineral scaling. The workforce in this field needs advanced knowledge in aqueous (geo)chemistry, mineralogy, mineral chemistry and physics and clear insights into engineering challenges that the private sector faces when scale formation affects production and leads to increased cost.
As fellows advance with their individual projects, progress reports will be posted here.
Main training events & conferences:
|Approx. date||Network Event|
|1||December 15-19, 2012||Kick-Off Meeting and CS1: Successfully starting a research project|
|2||June 17-21, 2013||Second MINSC network meeting: RS1 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and kinetics of fluid mineral interactions|
|3||22 August 2013: Goldschmidt||RS1 workshops in Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and kinetics of fluid mineral interactions|
|4||Dec 2013-Feb. 2014||Mid term review plus ER complementary workshop 1: people and project mgmt plus CS2: developing research skills, employablility and an entrepreneurial attitude|
|To be communicated||RS3: Workshop series on State of the Art Analytical Techniques – info to be sent to interested fellows|
|5||May 2014 Leeds?||CS3: Further research skills and networking, public outreach plus annual network meeting|
|6||September 2014 Iceland||Scaling and Corrosion in Industrial Applications: Problems and solutions|
|7||January 2015 Leeds?||ER Complementary workshop 2: Advanced career mgmt plus CS4: Exploring and exploiting career opportunities|
|8||16-21 August 2015: Goldschmidt Prague||Annual network meeting plus final network conference|