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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.

Mark your diary

Next meeting of the BZA

26 - 31 July 2015


After the success of the 2012 meeting we will return to Chester for a Chiselhurst style meeting with plenty of opportunity for scientific discussions and networking. Further information on the Annual Meeting tab.

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.



Founders' AwardFounders' Award

Nominations for the 2015 Founders' Award are now open.

Deadline: 15 April 2015

For more info click here.

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Luis Gomez-HortiguelaLuis Gomez-Hortiguela

The winner of the 2014 Barrer Award is Dr Luis Gómez-Hortigüela from the Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica-CSIC, Madrid, Spain. Luis won the award for his outstanding predictive computational studies of templating and reactivity of microporous materials. For more information, click here.