King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) recognizes excellence in 5 categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language & Literature, Medicine, and Science, since 1979

Professor Omar Mwannes Yaghi

Winner of the  
2015
KFIP Prize for  
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Topic: Chemistry

Biography

Nationality: USA

Professor Omar Mwannes Yaghi
Professor Omar Mwannes Yaghi, is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Professor Omar Yaghi has made seminal contributions in the field of metal organic frameworks (MOFs). In the last two decades, he developed MOFs through innovative approaches to construct novel materials and explored their applications in various fields, including encapsulation of bio-molecules, and capturing of gases such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen.

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