News and Upcoming Events

April 28, 2017

The Reticular Chemistry Naming and Numbering Database was created to be useful in identifying, naming, and numbering new crystalline, extended frameworks.

Through this portal, you can request names and number of new structures created in your lab. All you have to do is fill out the Number Request Submission Form and you will be provided a structure name and number for your publication.

April 25, 2017

California Research Alliance by BASF

Many scientific discoveries and patent applications have resulted from more than 25 research projects underway since West Coast universities and BASF established the California Research Alliance (CARA) by BASF in 2014. This multidisciplinary collaboration headed by the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) conducts research on new inorganic and other advanced materials, biosciences and their applications.

April 21, 2017

April 19, 2017

The collaborative research between UC Berkeley and MIT using MOF-801 to harvest fresh water from dry air with only ambient sunlight has received worldwide media coverage, including: Berkeley News, LBL News, MIT Technology Review,

April 13, 2017

March 28, 2017

March 24, 2017

MANAR Ph.D. student Ha Lac Nguyen was voted as one of 10 "Vietnamese Exemplary Young Citizens 2016". As a result, Ha made a trip to Hanoi to have a meeting with and be congratulated by Prime Minister Phuc Xuan Nguyen. Their discussion centered on what Vietnam should do to develop the economy, science, education, and other items of concern in Viet Nam.

March 18, 2017

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February 15, 2017

Times Higher Education

Prof. Yaghi is quoted as saying:

“The history of science innovations taught us that [the] mixing of researchers from various sectors of the global society regardless of their gender, ethnicity, country of origin, race and religion is the most powerful way for different peoples to find common grounds to solve problems together,” argues Omar Yaghi, director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Global Science Institute, which has set up mentoring schemes for young scientists in Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Vietnam."

February 1, 2017

A new research publication authored by KFUPM Research Scientist, Dr. Bassem A. Al-Maythalony, is out in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. This work detailed the interplay between structure and resulting gas separation properties of ZIF-based mixed matrix membranes. Dr. Bassem successfully collaborated with colleagues throughout KFUPM, which truly makes this report a team discovery. Congratulations to the KFUPM team!

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December 15, 2016

December 14, 2016

November 26, 2016

Through a collaboration with the College of Chemistry, we are excited to annouce a new program designed for undergraduate scholars - the Laboratory Research Experience Program. The inaugural session will begin in the summer of 2017. Please note: there are only 28 spots available and they will fill up fast!

Click here for more information about the program.

Through a collaboration with the College of Chemistry, we are excited to annouce a new program designed for high school students - the SciTech Program. The inaugural session will begin in the summer of 2017. Please note: there are only 100 spots available and they will fill up fast!

November 18, 2016

A new research publication co-authored by KFUPM Research Scientist, Dr. Aasif Helal, is out in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. This work detailed the design of a MOF-templated synthesis of Mo2C embeded within mesoporous carbon for electrocatalytic water splitting. Congratulations to the KFUPM team!

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November 15, 2016

It was just announced that Prof. Yaghi was awarded the prestigious TÜBA 2016 Academy Prize in the category of Basic and Engineering Sciences in recognition of his work on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).