Announcements 2008 - 2009

3-Nov-2009 Nominations for the 2010 Donald W. Breck Award invited
    The International Zeolite Association invites nominations for the 2010 Donald W. Breck Award. This award is for "the most significant contribution to Molecular Sieve Science and Technology made between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2009" and the winner will be announced on July 8, 2010 at the 16th IZC in Sorrento, Italy.

The award may be given to an individual or to a group.

The nomination should be accompanied by a list of references and a 2 page summary outlining in detail the novel findings and their scientific merit. it must be endorsed by five established zeolite scientists.

Nominations should be sent by March 31, 2010 to the Chair of the Breck Award Committee:
      Thomas F. Degnan, Jr.
Manager, Breakthrough Technology
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
1545 Route 22 East
Annandale, NJ 08801
   
7-Oct-2009 Bids are solicited for the 18th International Zeolite Conference in 2016
    The procedure and time schedule for submitting a bid can be found here.
   
7-Sep-2009 The next International Zeolite Conference (IZC-16)
    will be held jointly with the 7th International Mesostructured Materials Symposium.
    Details can be found at http://www.izc-imms2010.org/
   
9-Jun-09 Robert S. Bowman
    It is with gread sadness that we must report that Professor Robert S. Bowman, a member of the Commission on Natural Zeolites, passed away on June 6, 2009.

Rob was well known for his scientific contributions, particularly on surface-modified zeolites. He was very active in the natural zeolite community, and many of us had the pleasure of attending the wonderful Zeolite '06 meeting in Socorro, New Mexico, that Rob and his colleagues organized. Rob was a long-time professor at New Mexico Tech, where he mentored many students. His smiling face will be sorely missed at next week's special session on natural zeolites at the International Clay Conference, where we will spend a moment to remember him.
 
   
9-Mar-09 The Commission on Natural Zeolites has added two more Datasheets
    Datasheets for Analcime and Laumontite listing their properties and occurrences have been added to the website.
   
4-Mar-09 The Structure Commission has approved five new Framework Type Codes
  (Information on these framework types will soon be added to the Database of Zeolite Structures)
    ITR Type material: ITQ-34  
    JRY Type material: CoAPO-CJ40  
    LTF Type material: LZ-135  
    SFS Type material: SSZ-56  
    UOS Type material: IM-16  
 
26-Feb-09 The Commission on Natural Zeolites has added three more Datasheets
    Datasheets for Ferrierite, Mordenite and Natrolite listing their properties and occurrences have been added to the website.
 
22-Feb-09 Walter M. Meier
    It is with great sadness that we must report that Professor Walter M. Meier passed away on February 13, 2009.

He was one of the driving forces behind the founding of the International Zeolite Association and, together with Jan Uytterhoeven, organized the Third International Zeolite Conference in 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland. At the following IZC in Chicago, he founded the Structure Commission of the IZA, which he then chaired for the next 12 years. He will probably be best remembered though as the co-author (with David Olson) of the first five editions of the Atlas of Zeolite Framework Types. The three-letter codes that we all use as a matter of course today stem from that work.

His fascination with the synthesis and structural characterization of zeolitic materials started with his dissertation research with Prof. Richard M. Barrer at Imperial College in London in the 1950's, developed further during his long tenure as Professor at the ETH in Zurich, and continued well beyond his official retirement in 1992.

The zeolite community has lost one of its outstanding scientists and advocates, but will enjoy Walter Meier's legacy for many years to come.
 
   
13-Feb-09 The Commission on Natural Zeolites has added three more Datasheets
    Datasheets listing the properties and occurrences of Ammonioleucite, Bellbergite and Cowlesite have been added to the website. More will be coming soon.
   
12-Jan-09 The Commission on Natural Zeolites has added the first entry in the Catalogue of Zeolite Deposits
    The Commission on Natural Zeolites has started a Catalogue of Zeolite Deposits on their website. The first entry is a descripton of the Registered Zeolite Deposits in Slovakia
   

   
16-Dec-08 Proceedings of the FEZA Conference Available
    The organizers of the 4th FEZA Conference held in Paris, France in September 2008 still have some copies of the Proceedings (Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 174, 2008) for €125 + shipping.  Contact Jean-Luc Bonardet (jean-luc.bonardet@upmc.fr), if you are interested.
   
19-Oct-08 Koos Jansen awarded the first honorary membership in the IZA
    At a symposium organized in his honor at Delft University, Koos Jansen was awarded the first honorary membership in the International Zeolite Association in addition to honorary membership in the Dutch Zeolite Association.
   
18-Sep-08 The Structure Commission has approved seven new Framework Type Codes
  (Information on these framework types will soon be added to the Database of Zeolite Structures)
    BOF Type material: UCSB-15  
    BSV Type material: UCSB-7  
    IWS Type material: ITQ-26  
    *MRE Type material: ZSM-48  
    SOF Type material: SU-15  
    STW Type material: SU-32  
    -SVR Type material: SSZ-74  
   
9-Apr-08 Eric G. Derouane
  It is with great sadness that we report the death of Professor Eric G Derouane on March 17, 2008 in Faro, Portugal. His contributions on zeolite catalysis and the concepts he introduced have fascinated zeolite scientists for almost four decades and will be sorely missed. More details on his life and achievements are being compiled by his friends and will be soon on the web site.
   
25-Feb-08 Some books still available from the IZC-15 organizers
    From Zeolites to Porous MOF Materials 100 Euro or US$150
      (Proceedings of the 15th International Zeolite Conference)
Studies in Surface Sciences and Catalysis, Vol. 170A&B
+ shipping and handling
    Atlas of Zeolite Framework Types and
Collection of Simulated XRD Powder Patterns for Zeolites
US$25 for the set
+ shipping and handling
    If you are interested, contact Dr. Wenfu Yan at yanw@jlu.edu.cn or izc@jlu.edu.cn.
   
18-Feb-08 Compilation of Extra Framework Sites in Zeolites by W.J. Mortier (1982)
  The Compilation of Extra Framework Sites in Zeolites by W.J. Mortier published in 1982 by Butterworth & Co. has been out of print for many years, but there are still occasional requests for it. Mike Treacy has now scanned a copy of the book (provided by Wilfried Mortier) and created a pdf file. We have been given permission by Elsevier to make this pdf file available on the IZA website. It can be accessed via the Database of Zeolite Structures (click on PDF on the Database entry page) or by clicking on the book title above.
   
29-Jan-08 Natural Tilings for all Framework Types
  have been added to the Structure Commission's Database of Zeolite Structures. For more information, see
    V. A. Blatov, O. Delgado-Friedrichs, M. O'Keeffe & D. M. Proserpio, Acta Crystallogr. A 63, 418-425 (2007)
   
29-Jan-08 The Structure Commission has approved three new Framework Type Codes
  (Information on these framework types can be found in the Database of Zeolite Structures)
    SBN Type material: UCSB-9
Related material: SU-46
 
    SSF Type material: SSZ-65;  
    *STO Type material: SSZ-31 (polymorph I)  
   
3-Jan-08 More book bargains from IZC-15
    Copies of the following books can be obtained from the organizers of the 15th IZC.
      From Zeolites to Porous MOF Materials 100 Euro or US$150
     

 

(Proceedings of the 15th International Zeolite Conference)
Studies in Surface Sciences and Catalysis, Vol. 170A&B
+ shipping and handling
      Introduction to Zeolite Science and Practice, 3rd revised edition SOLD OUT
        Studies in Surface Sciences and Catalysis, Vol. 168  
    If you are interested, contact Dr. Wenfu Yan at yanw@jlu.edu.cn or izc@jlu.edu.cn.
 

 

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