Omar M. Yaghi

Chemist, Person

1965 –

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Who is Omar M. Yaghi?

Dr. Omar M. Yaghi is a Jordanian-American chemist, currently the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley. He and his research laboratories design and produce classes of compounds now known as metal-organic frameworks, zeolitic imidazolate frameworks, and covalent organic frameworks. Among MOFs, there are substances with extremely high surface areas and with very low crystalline densities. He has successfully developed these materials from basic science to applications in clean energy technologies including hydrogen and methane storage, and carbon dioxide capture and storage.

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Born
1965
Amman
Also known as
  • Omar Yaghi
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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