International Year of Mineralogy: Mineralogy IS the Future

19. September 2022
On the occasion of the International Year of Mineralogy 2022, the Natural History Museum Vienna and the Austrian Mineralogical Society invite you to the panel discussion "Mineralogy IS the Future" on Wednesday, 28 September 2022, at 17:00.
2022 has been declared the international Year of Mineralogy by the International Mineralogical Association. MINERALOGY 2022 is a global initiative designed to highlight the importance of mineralogy in our daily lives and its vital interest for basic researchers.
The event "Mineralogy IS the Future" aims to draw the attention of a wide audience to the importance mineral raw materials hold for society. A public discussion – including a panel of experts – provides an opportunity for networking and is designed to help raise awareness of topics such as raw material security, resource conservation and provision and an environmentally friendly use of raw materials, smart production, the circular economy, new value-adding technologies and products of mineral raw materials:
Programme at Deck 50:
Welcome address
Dr Katrin Vohland
Director General and Scientific Director, NHM Vienna
Welcome message
BM Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Martin Polaschek
Federal Minister for Education, Science and Research
17:15 h
Panel discussion with:
Ao Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hubmann
AG Schule-Lehrer-Fortbildung, Institute for Earth Sciences, University of Graz
Flora Ingegneri, MSc.
Student representative, Earth Sciences
Prof. Dr Ronald Miletich-Pawliczek
Deputy Head of the Department of Mineralogy and Crystallography, University of Vienna
Dr Andreas Kurka
Head of R&D New Materials, Wienerberger AG
DI Dr.mont. Roland Nilica
Head of R&D, Ceram Austria GmbH
Dr Philip Schantl
Head of Mineralogy, RHI Magnesita
Marcus Fasching, M.D.
Managing Director, Ögussa Österreichische Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt GmbH
Dr Petra Gradischnig
Managing Director, Forum mineralische Rohstoffe
Dr Sabine Grupe
Head, Technisches Büro für Geologie, Wiener Gewässer Management GmbH
DI Dr.mont. Susanne Strobl
Geologist, Mineral Resources Policy Department, Federal Ministry of Finance
Univ.-Prof. Mag.rer.nat Dr mont Frank Melcher
Head, Chair of Geology and Economic Geology, Montanuniversität Leoben
Moderated by
Dr Gernot Grömer
Director of the Austrian Space Forum
19:30 - 20:30
Networking over drinks
The panel discussion will take place as a hybrid event.
Please register for participation at the NHM Deck 50 by email to:
(Limited number of participants. A valid ticket to the museum is required; attendance at the panel discussion is free of charge).
A livestream of the event is made available on the Facebook page of the NHM Vienna:
(c) NHM Wien, Alice Schumacher