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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.

Student Bursaries

Travel and summer bursaries available

The BZA offers travel bursaries to conferences within the remit of the BZA for UK students registered for higher degree (PhD, MPhil/MSc by research). Deadline: 3 months before the start of the confernce.

We also offer up to two summer bursaries for UK undergraduate students conducting research within the remit of the BZA, Deadline 22 April 2016.

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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 Award Winner
Founders' Award

The 2016 Founders' Award Winner

Congratulations to Alexander O'Malley from UCL who won this year's Founders' Award for his work on "Sorbate dynamics in zeolite catlysts: computational and neutron diffraction studies"

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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.