Federation of European Zeolite Associations


9th FEZA Conference

Dear Colleagues,

After an inspiring FEZA Conference held in the July 2021 virtually, all eyes are now directed towards Portorose. We are looking forward to welcome you in person at the
9th Conference of the Federation of the European Zeolite Associations
to take place on 2 - 6 July 2023 at Portorož-Portorose, Slovenia

More about conference at FEZA 2023 official web site.

Cronstedt's Award

The FEZA Board announce competition for fourth Cronstedt's Award, which wil be awarded to individual or group of scientist, for contributions to science and technology related to zeolites, ordered mesoporous materials, metal organic frameworks or other porous materials. Rules and more about award can be found at this web pages.

Deadline for submission of documents about candidate is EXTENDED to 15th May 2023.

FEZA "Young Researcher Award"

FEZA proudly announce a NEW "Young Researcher Award", for outstanding contribution to the Science and Technology of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. More about Award and how to submit candidate's documents at this link. Award is sponsored by TotalEnergies.
Awards Application Deadline: 1st May 2023.

The best PhD - prize

The competition for award "The Best Ph.D. prize" is open!
Please send your nominations, according to FEZA rules. More at this link.
The prize winner will present his work as special lecture of 9th FEZA Conference, and have
registration free of charge for attendance.
Deadline for submission of documents for "The Best Ph.D. prize" is extended till 1st May 2023.

Student grants

FEZA Board announce competition for "Student grants" for 9th FEZA Conference (Portorose, Slovenia). Student grants for covering of student fee (350 EUR) will be granted to
6 students More at
this link.
Deadline for submission of the documents for "Student grant" is 20 March 2023.

Recent Research Reports

Submission of RRR is open. The link can be found at official web page.
Deadline for submision of Recent Research Reports is 31 May 2023.

In the Name of FEZA:

The Federation of European Zeolite Associations (FEZA) created in January 1996, consisting of 17 National Zeolite Associations (Bulgaria,
Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Spain, UK) has taken the following decision in strong support of Ukraine and all people suffering from the horrible war:

National Zeolite Associations within the FEZA wholeheartedly approved the measure to suspend Russia from FEZA, and to
promote other activities of the scientific community in support of Ukraine.

Our resolution is taken to support the peace, and in opposition to war and the suffering of the people in Ukraine.

We hope for an immediate stop to this war and a peaceful future for Europe. Let us stand together for a peaceful worldwide community
and for the sake of our future generations.

We do believe that Russian people are also victims of their government and our action is not against them.

The Russian scientists are not responsible for this war but we as a European research community express our opinion now.
The aggression against Ukraine decided by the government of Russia reflects on all of us!

The objectives of FEZA are to improve communication and collaboration between researchers in Europe for the benefit of the public and therefore we decided to:

1. Suspend the membership of Russia from FEZA.

2. Become a promoter for other European initiatives reflecting the opinion of other European scientific communities by:

- official statement on the FEZA website

- state our strong support in papers currently in press

- express our support during meetings, conferences.

3. FEZA solidarity scholarship will be provided to a Ukrainian early career researcher to attend a conference in the field of
porous materials.

Celebration of AIZ

The Italian Zeolite Association (AIZ) celebrated the 30th Anniversary of its foundation (9th of December 1991) during the XV Italian
Congress of Zeolites Science and Technology (AIZ2021), held in Napoli from 9th to 11th of December (www.aizeta.it) jointly with the Celebration
of the Centenary of the birth of Professor Riccardo Sersale, one of the pioneers of the research on zeolites in Italy.
Among the invited speakers of the Celebration Event, which also included an International Symposium on Future Challenges in Zeolites
Science and Technology, also the President of the FEZA, Svetlana Mintova, as well as Martin Hartmann (IZA President) and
Giuseppe Bellussi (Former Eni R&D Senior Vice President).
The meeting, which was attended by many young researchers, was an excellent opportunity to share and discuss recent advances and
future trends in the science and technology of zeolites and related materials, but also to taste traditional Neapolitan cuisine and to
admire the wonderful collections of minerals (including those of zeolites) kept at the Real Museo di Mineralogia of the
University of Naples Federico II.


Meeting of Romanian Zeolite Society

The Romanian Catalysis Society and the Romanian Zeolite Society organized the 13th International Symposium of the Romanian
Catalysis Society (RomCat2022) preceded by the Summer School “Catalysis for a promising future” in Baile Govora Romania,
June 21-24, 2022. The symposium aimed to bring the academic and industrial communities in a debate focusing recent achievements in materials
for catalysis. The topics of the meeting were synthesis of zeolite and related porous catalysts, advanced characterizations,
heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzymatic catalysis, integrating theory and practice. More information could be found on: this link.

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