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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 science and the Barrer Award, which is awarded every three years for the meritorious recent pure or applied work in the field of porous inorganic materials.


The British Zeolite Association is excited to announce that the BZA under the Federation of European Zeolite Association (FEZA) and in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry Porous Materials Interest Group is organising FEZA2021

Important deadline:
Abstract Submission is open until: 08 April 2021


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.


COVID-19 Statement

The FEZA 2021 conference is now virtual, from 5th - 9th July. Further details about the Summer School which will be included in the registration will be available on the conference webpage

We will support a limited number of student bursaries for FEZA2021 covering early bird registration. However, we are not able to support any other travel bursaries or the summer research bursary this year. We apologise for the inconvenience. 


The British Zeolite Association will this year, under the auspices of the Federation of European Zeolite Associations, and in collaboration with the RSC Porous Materials Group, organise the 8th FEZA Conference, from 5 - 9 July 2021. For more information and registration please visit the FEZA2021 website:

This is a major international zeolite conference of 2021 and is the first such to be held in the UK, following exciting previous events in Sofia, Leipzig, Valencia, Prague and Paris, for example. This is a great opportunity to host our scientific friends and colleagues from around the world and provide an ideal venue for a memorable conference.

Key points
  • Outstanding Program of Invited Speakers
  • All aspects of Nanoporous Solids covered
  • Cronstedt, FEZA and BZA Founder Awards and lectures
  • Industry Sessions
  • Dedicated strand on MOFs, porous polymers, covalent organic frameworks, porous organic cages, and porous carbons
  • Hybrid Porous Solids Session
  • Social Events
  • Exhibition Stalls
  • Associated FEZA Pre-conference School with International Teachers (1-2 July 2021) 
  • Abstract Submission: 08 April 2021


The Founders’ Award
The Founders' Award is an annual award for UK based postgraduate student working in the area of micro or mesoporous science. This year it will be awarded at FEZA2021 and will include up to £500 for registration and travel expenses. Deadline for nominations is the 30th of April 2021. For more information please visit 

FEZA2021 Pre-conference School
FEZA is organising a 2-day summer school in which will be held before the conference on the 1st and 2nd of July before the main conference. Attendance will be free for registrants at the FEZA2021 conference. For more information and the preliminary program click here.

Prof. John Meurig Thomas Obituary
We regret to announce the passing of Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas who was a very eminent scientist who contributed enormously to the field of nanoporous materials. 
Prof. Paul Wright and Prof. Michael Anderson have written the attached obituary to remember John.

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