5th Annual UKPorMat Conference

In-Person Conference Registration and Abstract Submission are now closed - thank you to everyone who has registered and submitted abstracts! Online-only Registrations will be accepted until June 10th.

The Conference will be held in Glasgow on 13th - 14th June 2022. In order to stay up to date with conference details we recommend following the conference Twitter account @UKPorMat and joining the RSC Porous Materials Interest Group (@RSCPorMat), which you can do here:


Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Thomas Bennett - University of Cambridge

María Giménez López - Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Andrew Goodwin - University of Oxford

Rebecca Greenaway - Imperial College London

Stefan Kaskel - TU Dresden

Veronique Van Speybroeck - Ghent University

The RSC Event page is here.

***** UKPorMat Conference Delegates are offered a £100 discount in registration fees for the Strathclyde Adsorption Summer School, which will be taking place in Glasgow on the days following the conference (15-17th June 2022). See the Registration tab for a link to the Summer School webpage *****


The RSC Porous Materials Interest Group is pleased to announce that it will offer free online registration to UKPorMat - viewing of all presentations streamed live - to students and postdoctoral researchers based in low or middle income countries, as defined by the World Bank (link - https://data.worldbank.org/income-level/low-and-middle-income). To take advantage of this offer, please download the application form and return to the conference organisers by email (see Contact page). If you are based in one of these countries and have already paid for online registration, please return a form for reimbursement. Please note that this offer may be limited by the number of delegates our streaming platform will allow and therefore we ask that applicants limit the number of applications to one per research group if at all possible.

The offer is open to members and non-members of the Royal Society of Chemistry. As a delegate of the 5th Annual UKPorMat Conference, the RSC would like to offer you a complimentary affiliate membership. Through membership, you can participate in our special interest groups, keep up to date with key developments, access specialist career and professional development support and receive discounts on any further events you may wish to attend. Information about how to take up this offer will be made available to registered conference delegates.

With affiliate membership you can access:

  •     Career-enhancing resources and connections

  •     Information on the latest innovation and discoveries

  •     Opportunities to meet and collaborate with like-minded scientists

Please contact us by email or using the contact page form if you have any queries.

FEZA 2021

In 2021, we were delighted to co-organize the virtual Federation of European Zeolite Associations (FEZA 2021) Conference, with the British Zeolite Association (BZA) on the 5-9 July.


Full information can be found at:




The conference included topics spanning all areas of porous materials science, including;


Zeolites, Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Porous Polymers, Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs), Porous Carbons, Porous Silicas, Porous Organic Cages, AlPOs and other Zeotypes

The RSC Porous Materials Interest Group was also pleased to offer bursaries to support student attendance at the meeting. More information about the Interest Group can be found at:


The 4th Annual UKPorMat Meeting was at Cardiff University

1-2 July 2019


Thank you to all delegates for an excellent scientific meeting!
Invited speakers were:

  • Paolo Falcaro, Graz University of Technology, Austria

  • Lee Brammer, Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield

  • Caroline Mellot-Drazniek, Laboratoire de Chimie des Processus Biologiques, Collège de France

  • Camille Petit, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

  • Neil McKeown, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

  • Xiaodong Zou, Stockholm University, Sweden



2019 Conference Programme

The conference programme can be found here.

All talks were held in the School of Chemistry "Large Lecture Theatre", Main Building, Cardiff University

Poster sessions, refreshments and lunches were in the Viriamu Jones Gallery, Main Building, Cardiff University