The Porous Materials Group (PMG) is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.
The Porous Materials Group was formed in late 2018, and aims to bring together scientists from all career stages involved in research into porous materials, from metal-organic frameworks and zeolites to porous polymers and organic molecules. The group aims to foster links between academic research and commercial utility in this burgeoning area of science, and enable the development of an active community based around shared interests and knowledge.
The group currently organises the annual UK Porous Materials Conference. As the group develops we hope to provide more opportunities for members to meet, network, and develop their careers in porous materials science.
There is a weekly webinar held, sponsored by Hiden Isochema, typically on Tuesday 9am BST. Please see our Twitter feed, @RSC_PorMAT, for details on speakers and registration and follow us for regular updates.
In 2021, we will organise a parallel session of FEZA2021, to be held in Brighton, July 2021.This has been rescheduled from July 2020 due to COVID-19 and is now an online conference.
Abstract submission will open in late February 2021. The Interest Group is offering bursaries to allow free registration. Please download and fill out the application form, save it as a PDF with your full name in the filename and return it to the Treasurer by email.
How to Join
RSC members can join the Porous Materials Group by updating their details in the “My communities and subscriptions” tab of the online RSC membership area. Please log in and add us to your list of Interest Groups.
Forthcoming events organised by the Porous Materials Group.
Contact the Secretary
For further information on the Porous Materials Group you can contact the Secretary, Dr Andrea Laybourn MRSC.
Support for interest groups
Useful information and resources for all RSC interest groups.
5-9 July 2021 - Virtual online event
UK Porous Materials Conference
Find out more about our annual conference.
FEZA2021 bursary application form
Deadline 24 May 2021
Our committee organizes activities to support our members and wider scientific community.
Professor Ross Forgan FRSC
University of Glasgow
Dr Matthew Addicoat MRSC
Nottingham Trent University
Dr Andrea Laybourn MRSC
University of NottinghamContact the secretary