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explain these chemical processes and the resultant material properties requires a major shift in perspective, away from the classical crystalline hydration chemistry of conventional cement chemistry. To date this shift has not been well accepted by practitioners in the field of alkali-activated cements who still tend to explain such reaction chemistry in Portland cement terminology. On the other hand, materials scien- tists working on hightech ceramics and composites understand the importance of the geopolymer terminology and use it with success in numerous scientific projects worldwide. T.D. Dr. Davidovits, many thanks for your time and for this insightful discussion. I hope the scientific community will greatly benefit from your work, thoughts, and suggestions. Interested readers may wish to go through your books and website ( for further details. The author, Dr. Tania Dey, is a research scientist by profession. She earned her PhD in 2002 and since then has worked in the area of colloids, polymers, nanostructures and advanced materials. Her work has been multi-disciplinary with diversified application potential. The author can be reached at: Website: 63