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June 27, 2017

Former Yaghi Group Post-Doctoral Fellow and Global Science Scholar, Prof. Alejandro Fracaroli, has established the newest Global Science Node at the Universidad de Cordoba (UNC) in Argentina.

The participating research group, Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanostructured Systems Laboratory (SuNaLab), will focus its efforts on undertaking the challenge of design, synthesis and application of nanostructured materials. The group places a primary emphasis on recruiting emerging scholars (both from Argentina and abroad) in order to mentor the next generation of scientific leaders.

May 19, 2017

May 17, 2017

The Jordan Times

On May 16, 2017, Professor Omar M. Yaghi, James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry and Founding Director of the Berkeley Global Science Institute (BGSI), was received by His Majesty King Abdullah Ibn Al Hussein of Jordan at Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman, Jordan. Professor Yaghi was accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), and Mr. Kyle E.

May 12, 2017

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

March 7, 2017

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February 27, 2017

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