News and Upcoming Events

February 13, 2016

The Yaghi group has recently authored an accepted perspective paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (Impact Factor: 12.113) titled, "Covalent Chemistry Beyond Molecules" (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10666) that was financially supported by KACST. Congratulations to KACST and the Yaghi group!

Prof. Ahmad S. Alshammari, Co-Director of the KACST-UC Berkeley Center of Excellence on Nanomaterials for Clean Energy Application, has arrived to the Yaghi Group at Berkeley. Prof. Alshammari will begin work on developing new metal-organic frameworks that function as heterogeneous catalysts for petrochemically relevant processes. If you would like to set up a time to discuss science with him, he can be reached by email (

Welcome back Ahmad!

January 27, 2016

Professor Omar Yaghi has been selected for his extensive research in the field of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in the category of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

October 20, 2015

Ph.D. students Phuong T. K. Nguyen and Huong T. D. Nguyen and former MANAR research assistant Hung Q. Pham are authors on a recently accepted research paper in Inorganic Chemistry (Impact Factor 4.762) entitled "Synthesis and Selective CO2 Capture Properties of a Series of Hexatopic Linker–Based Metal-Organic Frameworks". Congratulations Students!

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October 9, 2015

Ph.D. students Binh T. Nguyen and Ha L. Nguyen and former MANAR Master's student Long H. Ngo, are authors on a recently accepted research paper in Chemical Communications (Impact Factor 6.834) entitled "Azobenzene-Containing Metal-Organic Framework as an Efficient Heterogeneous Catalyst for Direct Amidation of Benzoic Acids: Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds".

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September 9, 2015

Thach N. Tu, Ph.D. student, is first author on a recently accepted research paper in Catalysis Science & Technology (Impact Factor 5.426) entitled "New Topological Co2(BDC)2(DABCO) as Highly Active Heterogeneous Catalyst for Amination of Oxazoles via Oxidative C-H/N-H Couplings". Congratulations! 

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February 3, 2015

The 2015 King Faisal International Prize for Science has been awarded to Berkeley chemistry professor Omar Yaghi. He shares the award with Michael Grätzel of the Swiss Federal Institute of Techology. To learn more about the prize, visit the King Faisal International Prize Website.

August 13, 2014

Ph.D. Student, Nhung Nguyen, published a paper in Angewandte Chemie. The journal has an impact factor of 11.9458. 

July 1, 2014

Prof. Yaghi has been appointed as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). Visit the JACS website to learn more about the journal, it's scope, and the editorial board.