Deadline for online registration: 18th IZC and Pre Conference School

Dear Participants,

The 18th International Zeolite Conference is approaching!

Due to technical problems experienced by some of the registered participants, the deadline for online registration on the 18th IZC and on pre conference school were both *_postponed to May, 4th_*.

Additionally, the period for submission of *_Recent Research Reports is open until May 14th_*, if you have new and interesting results, submit your RRR and let us know!

See you all in June.
The Organizing Commission
18th International Zeolite Conference Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Deadline of the early bird registration is postponed to April, 4th

Dear Participants,

This message aims at letting you know that the deadline of the early bird registration is postponed to April, 4th. Take the advantage of finallizing your registration in that period.

Another news that we would like to communicate is that the registration for the Pre-Conference School is open until April, 30th. Logistics of the place where the School will take place obliges us to have a very good appraisal of the number of participants by the first week of May.

Should you have any doubts or questions, please do not hesitate to write to us.

See you all in Rio de Janeiro.
The Organizing Commission
18th International Zeolite Conference


Porous materials have accompanied Humankind since ancient times, witnessing every endeavour towards Civilisation. Used in day-to-day utensils, shelter or protection, zeolites, clays and other natural porous solids, formed the basis for pottery, weapons and construction. More recently, they have also been used as adsorbents and catalysts in the ultimate end of producing energy in the form of fuels for heating and transportation. Such concept led us to the 2016´s International Zeolite Conference theme, a recognition of the need to investigate and discuss the opportunities of using porous materials aiming at obtaining sustainable production means, clean environment, continuous supply of healthy water and air, always maintaining the level of comfort and sanity to which we are accustomed.
Our ever better acquaintance with the elegant complexity of zeolites and other porous materials conducts to diversified fields of research and practical uses for such materials. Bearing that philosophy in mind, the main topics in which the theme of the 2016 IZC is subdivided have been chosen. The local Organising Committee is willing to provide the attendees with an exciting conference, wherein cutting edge subjects will be presented and discussed. Needless to say, however, that a good event depends on a triple bottom line: a good venue, an excellent organisation and last, but not least, a massive presence of interested attendees. Hence, we do count on you to make the 2016 International Zeolite Conference an outstanding event.

Join us and come to Rio de Janeiro.

Plenary Speakers

Gabriele Centi

Prof. Gabriele Centi

University of Messina, Italy

Matthias Thommes

Dr. Matthias Thommes

Quantachrome Corporation, USA

Notker Rosch

Prof. Notker Rösch

Technical University of Munich, Germany and Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore

Wilhelm Schwiefer

Prof. Wilhelm Schwieger

University of Erlangen, Germany


Prof. Takashi Tatsumi

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, Japan

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Agustín Martinez

Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Prof. Feng-Shou Xiao

Zhejiang University, China

Prof. Fernando Rey

Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Prof. Filipa Ribeiro

Technical Superior Institute, Portugal

Prof. Georgi Vayssilov

University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Prof. Guido Busca

University of Genoa, Italy

Prof. Jean Pierre Gilson

University of Caen, France and Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China

Dr. Leandro Martins

Julio Mesquita State University, Brazil

Prof. Kenneth Balkus

Univ. of Texas, Dallas, USA

Prof. Russell Morris

University of St. Andrews, UK

Dr. Sonia Cabral de Menezes

Petrobras, Brazil

Guillaume Maurin

University of Montpellier, France