Announcements 2012 - 2013

6-Nov-13 The Commission on Metal Organic Frameworks
    was established at the 17th IZC in Moscow with Russell Morris as its chair.
    A website is presently under construction..
   
1-Nov-13 News from the Synthesis Commission
    The Synthesis Commission is in the process of preparing a third edition of the "Verified Syntheses of Zeolitic Materials" book. They invite the zeolite community to propose zeolites of interest for inclusion in this new edition. The deadline for sending such proposals to Svetlana Mintova, the chair of the Synthesis Commission, is December 23, 2013.
   
12-Sep-13 History of the IZA
    If you are looking for some information on the history of the IZA and its conferences, you might want to take a look at the book by Carmine Colella entitled "A short history of the International Zeolite Conference from London 1967 to Beijing 2007". It was published by A. De Frede in Naples in 2010.
   
11-Sep-13 More News from the IZC-17 in Moscow
   
  Copies of the Handbook of Natural Zeolites by William S. Wise, edited by Carmine Colella of the Commission on Natural Zeolites were distributed to the IZC-17 participants.
   
30-Jul-13 News from the IZC-17 in Moscow
   
  Congratulations to
    the recipients of the 2013 Breck Award
      Jürgen Caro and Michael Tsapatsis
      of the Leibnitz Univerisity, Hannover and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, respectively
      for the assembly and processing of zeolite and MOF nanostructures enabling separation membranes
  and
    the new IZA Ambassador, the recipient of the 2013 IZA Award
      Francois Fajula
      of the Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Montpellier
      for achievements in the synthesis and modification of zeolites and porous materials and their application in catalysts in refining and petrochemical processes
       
  At the IZA Business Meeting, the IZA membership selected
    the venue for the 19th IZC in 2019:
      Perth, Australia
    and seven new Council members:
      Suk Bong Hong (South Korea)
Raul Lobo (USA)
Russell Morris (UK)
Michael Tsapatsis (USA)

Valentin Valtchev (France)
Bert Weckhuysen (The Netherlands)
Jihong Yu (China)
       
  The new Executive Committee of the IZA Council is
    Giuseppe Bellussi, President
Paul Wright, Vice-President
Jihong Yut, Secretary
Raul Lobo, Treasurer
   
  The next IZC will be held in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
   
4-Jul-13 The Structure Commission has approved seven new Framework Type Codes
    IFO Type material: ITQ-51
    ITT Type material: ITQ-33
    JSR Type material: JU-64
    OKO Type material: COK-14
    SEW Type material: SSZ-82
    SFW Type material: SSZ-52
    SVV Type material: SSZ-77
  There are now 213 Framework Type Codes.
   
6-May-13 More secure 3D display in the Database of Zeolite Structures
  Christian Baerlocher has implemented a new version of the software for displaying animated framework drawings in the Database of Zeolite Structures. It is based on JSmol, which is an HTML5-only verson of Jmol, and no longer requires that Java (a security risk) be installed on your computer. Furthermore, the animated drawings will now work on mobile devices that support javascript (e.g. iPad, iPhone, Android devices). All of the features of the previous version are still available, but the performance, especially for the surface calculations, is slower. The previous version is still available for users who require the faster performance (just click on the button "use JAVA").
   
6-May-13 More secure 3D display in the Database of Zeolite Structures
  Christian Baerlocher has implemented a new version of the software for displaying animated framework drawings in the Database of Zeolite Structures. It is based on JSmol, which is an HTML5-only verson of Jmol, and no longer requires that Java (a security risk) be installed on your computer. Furthermore, the animated drawings will now work on mobile devices that support javascript (e.g. iPad, iPhone, Android devices). All of the features of the previous version are still available, but the performance, especially for the surface calculations, is slower. The previous version is still available for users who require the faster performance (just click on the button "use JAVA").
   
12-Nov-2012 The IZA Executive Council is soliciting proposals for the 19th IZC in 2019
 

The IZA Executive Council is soliciting proposals for organizing the 19th IZC to be held in 2019. A proposal should contain sufficient detail, including the specific proposed conference location, to permit a reasonable evaluation of its merits, and must contain the name of a person who agrees to become the Conference Organizer, should the proposal be selected by the Membership.

More details can be found here.

   
7-Oct-2012 The Structure Commission has approved five new Framework Type Codes
    BOZ Type material: Be-10
    JOZ Type material: LSJ-10
    JSN Type material: MAPO-CJ69
    JSW Type material: MAPO-CJ62
    PCR Type material: IPC-4
  There are now 206 Framework Type Codes.
   
23-Jul-2012 The website for the 17th IZC in Moscow (July 7-12, 2013)
    is online and the first flyer for the conference is available here
   
25-Jun-2012 Symposium in Honour of Prof. Ramoa Ribeiro
    The Portuguese Zeolite Group of Instituto Superior Técnico is organizing a symposium Catalysis: From the Active Site to the Process in honour of Prof. Fernando Ramoa Ribeiro, who sadly passed away last year.

Prof. Ramoa Ribeiro dedicated his life to teaching and researching in the field of catalysis with zeolites. He had an extensive cooperation with several international laboratories, and this contributed to the development and strengthening of the European catalysis community. The Organizing Committee hopes to attract a large international gathering of his friends and collaborators to pay tribute to this great sceintist and man.
   
5-Jun-2012 IZA Council Member Eduardo Falabella awarded Lavoisier Medal
    Prof. Eduardo Falabella has been awarded the Lavoisier Medal of the Council of Chemistry of Brazil for his outstanding contributions to the chemical industry in this country , and in particular to the use of zeolites in chemical processes.
The prize will be presented in the Forum of Chemistry organized by the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro on June 29.

Congratulations Prof. Falabella!
   
2-Apr-2012 Nominations for the 2013 Donald W. Breck Award invited
    The International Zeolite Association invites nominations for the 2013 Donald W. Breck Award. This award is for "the most significant contribution to Molecular Sieve Science and Technology made between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012" and the winner will be announced on July 11, 2013 at the 17th IZC in Moscow, Russia.

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, 2013 to the Chair of the Breck Award Committee:
      Prof. Avelino Corma
Instituto de Tecnologia Química
UPV-CSIC Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Avda. de los Narajos s/n
E-46022 Valencia
   
14-Mar-2012 The Slovenian Zeolite Association (SiZA)
    founded in 2011, now also has a website at http://si-za.si
   
10-Feb-2012 Workshop in Caen, France to launch new zeolite synthesis activity
    The Laboratory of Catalysis and Spectrochemistry (LCS) in Caen, France is organizing a one-day workshop entitled "Zeolites: Potential and Challenge" for the official launch of the new activities of the laboratory in the area of zeolite synthesis. Click here for more information.
   
10-Jan-2012 Zeolite synthesis research selected by Science editors as one of ten breakthrough areas in 2011
    The advances in the synthesis of tailored zeolitic materials reported in Science in 2011 by groups in South Korea, Spain, China, France, Germany and the USA are seen by the editors as one of the top ten breakthrough areas of the year. In their summary of the research (Science, 334, 1635), they write:
"This year, researchers found new ways to tailor the size of their [zeolite] pores and create thinner, cheaper membranes." and
"This surge of molecular wizardry provides a vivid reminder that the creativity of chemists keeps their field ever young."

The relevant papers are:
      Kyungsu Na, Changbum Jo, Jeongnam Kim, Kanghee Cho, Jinhwan Jung, Yongbeom Seo, Robert J. Messinger, Bradley F. Chmelka, Ryong Ryoo
     "Directing Zeolite Structures into Hierarchically Nanoporous Architectures"
     Science
333, 328-332 (2011).
Jiuxing Jiang, Jose L. Jorda, Jihong Yu, Laurent A. Baumes, Enrico Mugnaioli, Maria J. Diaz-Cabanas, Ute Kolb, Avelino Corma
     "Synthesis and Structure Determination of the Hierarchical Meso-Microporous Zeolite
      ITQ-43"
     Science
333, 1131-1134 (2011).
Kumar Varoon, Xueyi Zhang, Bahman Elyassi, Damien D. Brewer, Melissa Gettel, Sandeep Kumar, J. Alex Lee, Sudeep Maheshwari, Anudha Mittal, Chun-Yi Sung, Matteo Cococcioni, Lorraine F. Francis, Alon V. McCormick, K. Andre Mkhoyan, Michael Tsapatsis
     "Dispersible Exfoliated Zeolite Nanosheets and Their Application as a Selective
     Membrane"
     Science
334, 72-75 (2011).
Eng-Poh Ng, Daniel Chateigner, Thomas Bein, Valentin Valtchev, Svetlana Mintova,      "Capturing Ultrasmall EMT Zeolite from Template-Free Systems"
     Science 335, 70 (2012).
    Congratulations to all of the authors!
 

 

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