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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.

Save the dates

Annual meeting of the British Zeolite Association 11 - 12 April 2019

The 42nd annual meeting of the British Zeolite Association will take place at the University of Birmingham. 

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.



FEZA Meeting 2020
There will be no annual BZA meeting in 2020, but we are excited to organise the FEZA meeting in July 2020 in Brighton, UK. For more information please visit or

The Barrer Award
The Barrer Award, jointly awarded by the BZA, the RSC Materials Chemistry Division, and Society of Chemical Industry, is open for nominations? 
Deadline for nominations is the 15th of January 2020.





Congratulations to Sofia Marchesini for winning this year's Founders' Award. Sofia did her PhD on "Design of Porous Boron Nitride Materials for Applications in Adsorption" at Imperial College. She has published a number of articles on designing boron nitride structures and has registered a patent for their synthesis. 

For more info about the Founders' Award click here.

And, congratulations to all the winners of the student prizes for the BZA 2019 meeting. 

From left to right: Meera Shah (Durham), best student talk; Megan Thompson (Bath), runner-up; Tina Düren (Bath), BZA Chair; Daniel Smith (Birmingham), poster prize; Alice Oakley (Southampton), poster prize; Tom Chamberlain (Warwick), poster prize