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The following is a selected list of conferences of interest to BZA members. A full conference diary, including international meetings, is maintained by the IZA on their website.

2nd European Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks and Porous Polymers, Delft, 29 October - 2 November 2017

The 2nd European Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks and Porous Polymers will bring outstanding experts from all over the world together to discuss the most recent progress in porous (coordination) polymers. In the tradition of the MOF conferences, we cordially invite you to this bi-annually held conference series.

Innovative porous materials will find applications in various fields, like adsorption, separation or energy transformation and storage. Tremendous progress in the development in both MOFs and Porous Polymers shifted the focus from a mere academic activity to industrial interest. After the great success achieved by EuroMOF2015, EuroMOF2017 aims at experts from academia and industry advancing the field and discussing novel functional materials and markets.

Topics range from lab-scale synthesis of novel materials to adapted industrial applications, accounting for the various utilization possibilities of MOFs and Porous Polymers. Beyond the development of new techniques to fabricate MOFs and Porous Polymers, the testing of such materials is of critical importance. Considering this diversity, the EuroMOF2017 will bring together scientists and applicants from numerous areas of interest, creating a unique experience.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at an inspiring conference in October 2017 in Delft.

8th International Workshop on Characterization of Porous Materials: From Angstroms to Millimeters

The Workshop will provide an opportunity to review and discuss the state-of-the-art approaches to characterize porous materials of different origin. Lectures by recognized leaders in porous materials science will cover both theoretical principles and methodology of modern experimental techniques. Oral presentations and poster sessions will complement invited and keynote lectures. Proceedings will be published as a Special Volume of Colloids and Surfaces A.


• Molecular Thermodynamics of Fluids in Pores • Adsorption and Capillary Phenomena • Intermolecular Interactions in Porous Confinements • Computer Simulations and Density Functional Theory • Energetic Heterogeneity of Surfaces • Fractal Characterization of Disordered Structures • Adsorption Porosimetry of Micro and Mesoporous Solids • Mercury Porosimetry and Liquid Intrusion Techniques • Thermoporometry and Calorimetry • Chromatographic Characterization of Porous Materials • High Resolution Microscopy and Image Analysis • Scattering Techniques for Pore Structure Analysis • Relations Between Structural, Transport, and Functional Properties

Special sessions will focus on:

• Novel Nanoporous Materials and Adsorption Processes for Industrial Applications • Computational Design and Screening of Novel Adsorbents • Modeling and Characterization of Hierarchical Nanostructured Materials • Adsorption Induced Deformation and Phase Transformations of Porous Frameworks • In-situ Monitoring of Adsorption and Fluid Flow in Porous Structures • Adsorption and Characterization of Geosorbents: Shale, Coal, Soil. • Adsorption of Polymers, Proteins, and Nanoparticles on Porous Substrates

mc2 -Materials, Characterization, and Catalysis Workshop

January 15-17 2018, ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg Campus, Zurich Switzerland

This workshop will bring together the next generation of top scientists in the development of different types of porous materials (zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, organic-inorganic hybrids, carbons, polymers) with a topical focus on catalysis. In particular, this will cover an exciting program of complementary areas covering advanced strategies for their synthesis, characterization, catalytic evaluation, and atomistic simulation.

Thematic sessions will commence with inspiring lectures from prominent mid-career researchers followed by talks from young researchers. In addition, the workshop will also include an evening poster session and short tutorial talks by world experts in materials characterization from the leading company Micromeritics Instuments. The program targets outstanding PhD students and post-doctoral researchers providing a platform through which to cultivate their development by communicating their research and building a network of future contacts.

With its strong tradition in nurturing high-calibre scientists, including 30 Nobel Laureates, ETH Zurich provides the inspiring environment for catalysing ideas and growth. We look forward to welcoming you for what is sure to be a high-quality yet intimate scientific meeting that fosters interaction between all involved.