At each IZC up to two IZA associates can be
IZA Honorary Members.|
The honorary membership is given in recognition of the services made to the IZA in supporting the organization and/or promoting its activity through remarkable results obtained in zeolite science and technology.
Honorary Members is recognized with a mention on the website of the Association and will be relieved from paying the registration in all subsequent IZCs without paying the conference registration.
The selection of honorary members is made by the IZA Council during one of the first meetings held on the occasion of an IZC. Each member of the IZA Council, after a prior consultation with fellow zeolite scientists and with the IZA Commission Chairmen, may nominate one person bringing arguments in support of its proposal. The list of candidates is voted on by the IZA Council. The vote is repeated each time discarding the candidate with the least number of votes until only two candidates remain. Each of the two final candidates to be elected must receive the consent of the majority of voters. Otherwise, that time, the recognition is not assigned.
The names of the new honorary members are announced by the IZA President during the gala dinner.
Honorary Membership Recipients:
|2016||Carmine Colella, 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, Norway
for 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.