FEZA School

Registration for FEZA 2021 Virtual is Open!

Date: Thursday 1 and Friday 2 July 2021 

Organisers: Robert Bell (UCL), Xiaolei Fan (Manchester) and Paul Wright (St Andrews) 

Venue: virtual on Zoom (Zoom information to be updated later) 

Registration fee: free for with FEZA Virtual registration 

School Information:

FEZA organises Summer Schools associated with all FEZA conferences. These 2-day Schools help researchers in relevant fields to become familiar with the state-of-the-art in nanoporous solids researchand develop specific technical skills. They also enable them to interact with leading academics and industrialists in the area of porous materials researchto discuss their research and exchange ideas, and to get acquainted with their peers. 

During these challenging timesthe FEZA School will be organised virtually, using Zoom, on the 1st and 2nd July, just prior to the FEZA2021 conference. During the sessions of the FEZA School, our invited speakers will either give live delivery of their talks (about one hour) or present pre-recorded lectures. These will be followed by live online discussion sessions with structured questions (suggested by the speakers) to enable interaction between participants. 

We recommend this FEZA School for anyone who would like to develop their understanding of key aspects of porous materials, such as zeolites and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), including their synthesis, characterisation, modification, modelling and applications, via these carefully selected tutorial lectures.  

Guest Lecturers:

Prof. Mike Anderson

Prof. Karena Chapman

Dr. David Fairen-Jimenez

Prof. Lynne McCusker

Dr. Nicolas Bats

Prof. Paul Cox

Programme: 

Time Topic Presenter and Guest Lectures
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome and House Keeping Dr Xiaolei Fan and Dr Robert Bell
09:10 – 10:10 Synthesis of porous materials: the fundamentals of crystal growth Prof. Mike Anderson (Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK)
10:10 – 10:40 Structured discusseion and Q&A session Prof. Mike Anderson and hosts
10:40 – 11:00 Afternoon tea/break (20 min)
11:00 – 12:00 Crystallography of nanoporous materials Dr. Lynne McCusker (Laboratory of Crystallography, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
12:00 – 12:30 Structured discusseion and Q&A session Dr. Lynne McCusker and hosts
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break (60 min)
13:30 – 14:30 Advanced in situ characterisation of materials by synchrotron X-ray and neutron methods Prof. Karena Chapman (Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University, USA)
14:30 – 15:00 Structured discusseion and Q&A session Prof. Karena Chapman and hosts
15:00 Close of School day 1
Time Topic Presenter and Guest Lectures
09:00 - 09:10 Introducion Dr Xiaolei Fan and Dr Robert Bell
09:10 - 10:10 Translating MOFs to industry: materials discovery and molecular engineering of porous materials Dr David Fairen-Jimenez (Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK)
10:10 – 10:40 Structured discussion and Q&A session Dr David Fairen-Jimenez and hosts
10:40 - 11:00 Tea break (20 min)
11:00 - 12:00 Industrial applications and perspectives of crystalline porous materials Dr Nicolas Bats (Head of Zeolites, Johnson Matthey, UK)
12:00 - 12:30 Structured discussion and Q&A session Dr Nicolas Bats and hosts
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break (60 min)
13:30 - 14:30 Advanced modelling of porous materials and guest-host interactions Prof. Paul Cox (School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, UK)
12:30 - 13:30 Structured discussion and Q&A session Prof. Paul Cox and hosts
15:00 -15:10 Closing remarks (10 min) Dr Xiaolei Fan and Dr Robert Bell

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