Welcome Letter

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, we warmly invite you to attend the 8th Conference of the Federation of European Zeolite Associations (FEZA 2020), which will be held in Brighton, United Kingdom, on 12-15 July 2020.

Brighton, in the South-East of England, is recognised nationally and internationally as a leading and dynamic conference city, combining a seaside location with a vibrant city atmosphere. Situated only 1 hour from London, and 30 minutes from Gatwick Airport by direct trains, the city promises to be an excellent home for a conference to build upon the success of the previous FEZA meetings.

The conference will be organized by the British Zeolite Association, under the auspices of the Federation of European Zeolite Associations – FEZA, and in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry Porous Materials Interest Group. We anticipate three parallel sessions covering a fascinating array of topics from fundamental science to advanced applications of a range of porous materials including:

Zeolites           Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)  Porous Polymers

Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs)          Porous Carbons            Porous Silicas

Porous Organic Cages            AlPOs and other Zeotypes

Specific Topics of interest include:

  • Development of new synthetic methods and postsynthetic modification,
  • Physical properties of materials and the role of defects
  • Advanced characterization and operando spectroscopies
  • Stimuli responsive behaviour and emerging properties
  • Catalytic properties
  • Gas Adsorption, storage and separation
  • Biomedical applications
  • Ion exchange and other applications
  • Industry discussions
  • Computational prediction, verification and screening

We are particularly keen to attract early career researchers from across the wide spectrum of materials and topics covered, in order to foster discussion and long-lasting collaborations. Bursaries will be available from the BZA, the RSC Porous Materials Interest Group  as well as FEZA to facilitate this aim.


The 3rd Cronstedt Award along with the FEZA PhD prize will be awarded during the conference. Additionally, there will be a number of poster prizes.

We are excited to welcome you to Brighton in July 2020, and look forward to a fantastic conference.

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, FEZA2020

Chair: Paul Wright (University of St Andrews)

Tina Düren (University of Bath), Rob Bell (University College London), Thomas D. Bennett (University of Cambridge), Russell Taylor (Durham University.)

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