Founders' Award - Past Winners
2016 Founders' Award Winner
Alexander O'Malley won the 2016 Founders' Award
for his work on "Sorbate dynamics in zeolite catlysts: computational and
neutron diffraction studies". Alexander did his PhD at UCL with Prof Richard Catlow.
2015 Founders' Award Winner
The winner of the 2015 Founders' Award was Dr Matthew Cliffe for his work in the synthesis and characterisation of defective MOF materials. Matt did his PhD in Prof Andrew Goodwin's group in Oxford and is now a Junior Research Fellow in Cambridge. Examples of Matt's excellent work can be found at https://goodwingroup.wordpress.com/category/publications/mjc/
2014 Founders' Award Winner
Congratulations to Matthew Potter, the 2014 winner of the Founders' Award. Matthew won the award for his PhD work on "Understanding synergy in microporous materials for sustainable industrial applications" in Prof Robert Raja's group at the University of Southampton which was sponsored by Honeywell LLC USA. In his work, Matthew successfully merged the industrial and academic areas of his project.
2013 Founders' Award Winner
The winner of the 2013 Founders' Award was John Mowat who did his PhD on "Synthesis, characterisation and adsorption properties of metal-organic frameworks and the structural response to functionalisation and temperature" with Prof Paul Wright at the University of St Andrews.
2012 Founders' Award Winner
Tom Carey has won the 2012 BZA Founders' Award. Tom is doing a PhD under the supervision of Tom Anderson and Joe Hriljac, University of Birmingham, and Chiu Tang and his team at Diamond. He studied the behaviour of zeolites at different temperatures. Tom was presented with his award at the BZA annual conference in Chester, June 2012 by Alan Dyer, one of the founders of the British Zeolite Association.
2011 Founders' Award Winner
The inaugural BZA Founders' Award has been won by James Paterson, who completed his PhD at Southampton University under the supervision of Dr Robert Raja. His thesis is entitled "Exploitation of synergy in oxidation catalysis with bimetallic aluminophosphate catalysts". James was presented with his award at the BZA annual conference in Edinburgh, April 2011.