Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

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 scienceand the Barrer Award, which is awarded every three years for the meritorious recent pure or applied work in the field of porous inorganic materials.

40 Year Anniversary Meeting 2017

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.

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.




2017 Founders' Award - Deadline 27 Jan 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Founders' Award are now open. The Founders' Award celebrates the best / most promising postgraduate student studying for a degree in the UK and working in the area of microporous or mesoporous materials.

For more info click here.


2017 Barrer Award - Deadline 16 Jan 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Barrer Award are now open. The Barrer Award recognises meritorious recent pure or applied work in the field of porous inorganic materials and is awarded jointly by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Society of Chemical Industry and the British Zeolite Association.

For more information click here.