2018 Annual Meeting Ambleside, Lake District,  16 - 19 July 2018



By Diliff - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22435241


By Diliff - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22435241

The 41st Annual Meeting of the British Zeolite Association will be held at the University of Cumbria, Ambleside Conference Centre in The Lake District. 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.

The conference will start on Monday 16th July 2018 at 10am and finish on Thursday 19th July 2018 at 1pm.
Keynote Speakers:

  • Giulia Bignami - University of St Andrews, Winner of the 2018 Founders' Award "Exploiting Isotopic Enrichment to Understand Microporous Solids"
  • Sofia Calero, Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Spain
  • David Fairen-Jimenez, University of Cambridge, Winner of the 2017 Barrer Award
  • Freek Kapteijn, TU Delft, NL "Engineering selective and stable MTO catalysts"
  • Tina Nenoff, Sandia National Laboratories, US

Draft programme
You can download the draft programme here.

Important dates:

•         Abstract submission deadline for Oral Presentations- 1st June
•         Abstract submission deadline for Poster Presentations – 11th June 
•         Notification date - 12th June
•         Early bird registration – 22nd June
•         Registration deadline extended – 5th July
•         Conference starts – 16th July (Registration opens 10 am, Lunch 12:00, First talk 13:00)
•         Conference closes – 19th July (1 pm)

For online registration (payment by card) please go to https://tinyurl.com/BZA2018.

Registration includes all refreshments during the meeting, the poster session buffet and drinks reception, and the Conference Dinner.

Please note that the registration fee does not include accommodation, but rooms will be available to book at the meeting venue. To book please go to https://tinyurl.com/BZA2018-accomodation and use booking reference KX12103. Alternatively, there are many B&Bs and hotels available in Ambleside which you can book through the popular booking sites.
Early bird registration until 22nd June 2018
Standard early bird delegate rate: £350
Student early bird rate: £250

Registration from 23rd June 2018
Standard delegate rate: £400
Student rate: £300

Abstract submission

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are welcomed.  Please use the template provided here and email your abstract in pdf format to bza2018@diamond.ac.uk. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Friday the 15th of June.

Getting to Ambleside

Instructions on getting to the Ambleside campus can be found on the University of Cumbria website (https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/student-life/locations/ambleside/#d.en.66805)

The nearest mainline railway station to Ambleside is Oxenholme on the West Coast Mainline. Change here to a local rail service to Windemere and then catch a bus to Ambleside. For international delegates the nearest airport is Manchester. There are regular trains from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme. For anybody flying into London, Trains from London Euston to Glasgow all stop at Oxenholme.

NB. There is currently some disruption on the Northern Rail network which will hopefully be resolved by the time of the conference. For more information please see the Northern Rail website (https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/travel/live-service-disruptions).

UK MOF symposium 9 -10 April 2018, University of Southampton


After the success of the MOF symposia in 2016 and 2017, we are organising a two day symposium in 2018 to bring together the UK research community working on metal-organic frameworks and open framework compounds.  We strongly encourage early stage researchers and PhD students to submit their abstracts for the symposium.

Keynote Speakers:
  • Rob Ameloot, Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Patricia Horcajada, IMDEA Engergy, Spain
  • Stuart James, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast
  • Kim Jelfs, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London
  • Matt Rosseinsky, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool
  • Paul Wright, School of Chemistry, University of ST Andrews

Important dates:

Abstract submission - 12th February 2018
Notification of acceptance – 5th March 2018
Early bird registration - 12th March 2018

More information about MOF symposium can be found at http://www.bza.org/annual-meeting/UK-MOF/