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British Zeolite Association

The British Zeolite Association promotes zeolite and ordered nanoporous materials science in the UK. It does this through its annual research conference, which brings academic and industrial scientists together to discuss the latest developments in the field, as well as by its support for research students, its summer research bursaries for under-graduate students and other educational programmes and the Founders' Award, an annual prize for the best PhD student working in the area of micro- or mesoporous scienceand the Barrer Award, which is awarded every three years for the meritorious recent pure or applied work in the field of porous inorganic materials.

40 Year Anniversary Meeting 2017

University of Central Lancashire 10 - 12 April 2017

The 40th annual meeting of the British Zeolite Association will be held at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. The BZA welcomes contributions from all fields of zeolite, microporous and mesoporous materials science, including synthesis, structure, applications, characterisation, catalysis and computational studies. We also look forward to receiving contributions in the areas of hybrid materials, MOFs and the application of porous solids in chemical, fine-chemical and green & sustainable processes as well as energy applications.

A special session chaired by one of the BZA founders, Prof Alan Dyer, will reflect on the past 40 years of the association.

These pages provide an overview of the various activities of the BZA, together with news and information on upcoming events, general information about zeolites and some useful links.




2017 Founders' Award - And the winner is ...

Congratulation to Matthew Ryder who won this year's Founders' Award for his work on studying mainly mechanical properties of metal-organic frameworks using quantum chemical calculations and neutron scattering experiments carried out at ISIS. Matthew is studying for a DPhil degree in the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.

For more info about the Founders' Award click here.


2017 Barrer Award - Deadline 16 Jan 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Barrer Award are now open. The Barrer Award recognises meritorious recent pure or applied work in the field of porous inorganic materials and is awarded jointly by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Society of Chemical Industry and the British Zeolite Association.

For more information click here.