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40th Annual Meeting at the 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.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr Julien Haines, Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, Université de Montpellier, France
  • Dr Jeff Kenvin, Micromeritics
  • Prof Raul Lobo, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, USA
  • Dr Alvaro Mayoral, Advanced Microscopy Laboratory, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Prof Mike Tracey, IZA Structure Commission & Department of Physics, Arizona State University, USA


Key Dates:

Abstract submission - 10th February 2017

Notification of acceptance – 3rd March 2017

Early bird registration - 10th March 2017

UK MOF Symposium 10 April 2017

After the success of the 2016 MOF symposium, we will again organise a half day of invited talks and networking opportunity. It will start at 10:00 and finish at 12:30 to be followed by a MOF foucssed afternoon session of the main BZA meeting and the poster presentation on Monday evening. We strongly encourage early stage researchers and PhD students to submit their abstracts to the BZA Annual meeting.

Confirmed speakers for the morning session:

9:50: Welcome

10:00 - 10:20 Martin Attfield, University of Manchester: "Determination of the crystal growth mechanism & growth species of Metal-Organic Frameworks"
10:20 -10:40 Ines Collings, ESRF: "Structural and magnetic behaviour of metal-formate frameworks at high pressure"
10:40 - 11:00 Ross Forgan, University of Glasgow: "Self-Assembly and Functionalisation of Zr Metal-Organic Frameworks"

11:30 - 11:50 Paul Wright, University of St Andrews: "Lewis acidic and bifunctional MOF catalysts"
11:50 - 12:10 Sam Chong, University of Liverpool: "Combining diffraction and prediction to discover porous organic molecules"
12:10 - 12:30 Darren Bradshaw, University of Southampton: "MOF capsules"

Details about the 40th Annual Meeting

More details about the 40th Annual Meeting and the MOF symposium including details about abstract submission, registration, accommodation etc can be found at