| Avelino Corma is recipient of 2016 Spiers Memorial Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry|
Corma was awarded
for the introduction of new concepts for the synthesis of microporous and
mesoporous inorganic materials and their application in heterogeneous catalysis
which have resulted in extensive range of industrial applications.
the IZA to our esteemed colleague!
|31-Oct-16|| The Structure Commission has approved a new Framework Type Code|
|ETL Type material: H-EU-12|
|27-Oct-16|| News from the Structure Commission |
The Database of Zeolite Structures
has been updated and modernized. The database has been migrated from FileMaker
to MySQL and the query language changed from xsl to php. The four
university servers have been replaced with three commercial virtual servers
(vServers) that are located in Europe, Asia and North America to give a better
geographical distribution of service. These three servers will be maintained by
Christian Baerlocher and Lynne McCusker (Zurich), Wei Wan and Xiaodong Zou
(Stockholm) and Christine Kirschhock and her team (Leuven), respectively. The
changes ensure the future of the Database
of Zeolite Structures for the next 20 years.
This year we
are celebrating our 20th year of zeolite structures on the web. For more
information on the history, click here.
On behalf of
the whole zeolite community, we thank all the colleagues involved in the
permanent evolution of this indispensable tool!
|15-Sep-16|| New reports from the Natural Zeolite Commision|
new reports concerning the sedimentary zeolite deposits in Armenia and in Iran
have been put online in the Natural Zeolite Commission website.
|5-Aug-16|| Russell Morris became a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in London|
R. Morris (University of St Andrews) has been elected as a FRS because of his
important work in porous solids, and in particular for his revolutionary
developments in synthesis, such as the ionothermal and ADOR methods, which have
had significant impact across a wide range of chemistry outside his own field.
Morris was also elected for his work in developing new applications of zeolites
and metal-organic frameworks, particularly for the controlled delivery of
therapeutic gases for medicine.
Morris has added his signature to the Charter Book joining other famous
scientists such as Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Charles Darwin, Albert
the IZA to our esteemed colleague!
|News from the IZC-18 in Rio de Janeiro|
|30-Jun-16|| IZA Awards|
The recipients of the 2016 Breck Award are:
Svetlana Mintova and Valentin Valtchev
of the CNRS, Laboratory of Catalysis
and Spectrochemistry, Caen, France
for the understanding the
nucleation in organic-free hydrogel systems leading to rational design of
industrially relevant nanosized zeolites.
The new IZA Ambassador, the recipient of the 2016 IZA Award is:
of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ), Valencia, Spain
for outstanding achievements in the synthesis of zeolites and their
application as catalysts in petrochemical processes and fine chemicals
The IZA Honorary Memberships were given to:
Carmine Colella of the University of Naples, Naples, Italy
for contribution given to the IZA through the constitution of the Natural
Zeolite Commission, the preservation of the related culture, the update of IZA
history and the keeping of IZA archive;
Michael Stöcker of the SINTEF, Oslo, Norway
co-founding the Journal "Microporous and Mesoporous Materials" and
for having supported the culture of zeolite science as Editor-in-Chief of this
Journal for many years.
|29-Jun-16|| IZA Council|
Seven new Council members were elected:
Martin Hartmann (Germany)
Masaiko Matsukata (Japan)
Roberto Millini (Italy)
Heloise Pastore (Brazil)
Fernando Rey (Spain)
Matthias Thommes (USA)
Xiaodong Zou (Sweden)
The new Executive Committee of the IZA Council
Valentin Valtchev, President
Suk Bong Hong, Vice-President
Heloise Pastore, Secretary
Raul Lobo, Treasurer
|28-Jun-16|| International Zeolite Conference (IZC)|
At the IZA Business Meeting, the IZA membership
selected the venue for the 20th IZC in 2022:
The next IZC will be held in 2019 in Perth, Australia
|6-May-16|| Proposals for the organization of the 6th International MOF Meeting|
The MOF commission of
the IZA would like to solicit bids to host the 6th International MOF meeting,
which is scheduled to take place in 2018. The deadline for bids will be August
1st, 2016 and the decision will be made during the 5th International MOF meeting
to be held in September 2016 in Long Beach California, USA. For further
information on what is required for a bid please contact Russell Morris
|11-Apr-16|| Newly Elected Academicians|
The following zeolite scientists were elected as Academicians in 2015:
Prof. M. Tsapatsis – USA National Academy of Engineering
Prof. J. Yu – Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. Z. Liu – Chinese Academy of Engineering
Congratulations from the IZA to our esteemed colleagues!
|| Jule Rabo (1924-2016)
is with great sadness that we must report that Jule Rabo, one of the
pioneers of zeolite science, passed away on March 1, 2016.
Dr. Rabo, one of UOP's leading
scientists, has a long list of accomplishments, but he is best known
for his discovery of the acidic forms of zeolite Y and and for applying
them to petroleum catalysis. The catalysts he discovered have formed
the basis for the production of motor fuels for almost 60 years. He was
a Senior Research Fellow at Union Carbide, later UOP, and continued to
consult for the company for many years after his retirement in 1990.
earned wide recognition for his discoveries, and received numerous
awards, including, in 1993, the Chemical Pioneer Award from the
American Institute of Chemists for pioneering discoveries in zeolite
catalysis. He was a generous teacher who shared his knowledge
enthusiastically with colleagues and students during his career. He
lectured widely on catalysis and surface chemistry at national and
international conferences, at universities, catalysis societies and
industrial research centers all over the world. He earned more than 60
U.S. patents and authored several dozen articles, studies and books.
The zeolite community will continue to enjoy this legacy for many years