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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.



Founders Award Winner
Founders' Award

The 2016 Founders' Award Winner

Congratulations to Alexander O'Malley from UCL who won this year's Founders' Award for his work on "Sorbate dynamics in zeolite catlysts: computational and neutron diffraction studies"

For more info click here.

Luis Gomez-HortiguelaLuis Gomez-Hortiguela

The winner of the 2014 Barrer Award is Dr Luis Gómez-Hortigüela from the Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica-CSIC, Madrid, Spain. Luis won the award for his outstanding predictive computational studies of templating and reactivity of microporous materials. For more information, click here.