|The individual chosen for the IZA Award is being honored by the International Zeolite Association for long-term commitments and contributions to zeolite science. The recipient will serve as an ambassador for the IZA to the world zeolite community|
IZA Award Recipients:
|2022||Valentin Valtchev, France
for important contributions to the fundamental understanding of zeolite synthesis and post-synthesis modification of industrially-important zeolites.
||Wilhelm Schwieger, Germany
for important contributions to zeolite science and technology resulting in commercial applications of zeolites.
|2016||Avelino Corma, Spain
for outstanding achievements in the synthesis of zeolites and their application as catalysts in petrochemical processes and fine chemicals synthesis.
|2013||Francois Fajula, France|
for achievements in the synthesis and modification of zeolites and porous materials and their application in catalysts in refining and petrochemical processes.
|2010||Lynne B. McCusker, Switzerland
for the seminal contributions she has made together with Christian Baerlocher to the crystallography of zeolites and for her continuous service to the zeolite community.
|2007||Giuseppe Bellussi, Italy
for his seminal contribution to the development of zeolite science and use in industrial catalytic processes.
|2004||Paul Ratnasamy, India
for his seminal contributions to invention and innovation in the field of catalysis by zeolites exemplified by the development of a process for producing alkylbenzenes.
|2001||Lovat V.C. Rees, United Kingdom
for his scientific contributions to the fields of ion exchange, Mössbauer spectroscopy and adsorption-diffusion, and for his dedicated promotion of zeolite science, in particular as editor of Zeolites and as organizer of the Chislehurst meetings.
|1998||Hermann van Bekkum, The Netherlands
for his contributions to and achievements in the application of zeolite catalysts for the selective preparation of organic intermediates and fine chemicals.
|1996||Hellmut Karge, Germany
for his contributions to and achievements in the understanding of zeolite acidity, coke formation on zeolite catalysts, the study of sorption, diffusion and counter-diffusion in zeolites by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and the modification of zeolites via solid-state ion exchange.
|1994||Edith M. Flanigen, USA
for her innumerable and invaluable contributions to the field of zeolite synthesis.