Omar M. Yaghi

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Omar M. Yaghi (Arabic: عمر مونّس ياغي, born February 9, 1965) is a Jordanian-American chemist. He was born in Amman, Jordan. He is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Yaghi is known for creating reticular chemistry, which is a new field of chemistry. It focuses on the stitching of molecular building blocks together by strong bonds to make open frameworks.[1][2][3]

His most well known work is in the design and production of new classes of compounds known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). He studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[4][5]

In 2017, he won the Albert Einstein World Award of Science. In 2018, Yaghi won the Wolf Prize in Chemistry.[6][7]

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  1. " Omar Yaghi wins Albert Einstein World Award of Science ", Chemical & Engineering News, 10 July 2017. Retrieved on 12 March 2018.
  2. " Makoto Fujita and Omar Yaghi win Wolf Prize in Chemistry ", Chemical & Engineering News, 19 February 2018. Retrieved on 12 March 2018.
  3. " Spiers Memorial Lecture - Progress and prospects of reticular chemistry ", Royal Society of Chemistry, 18 August 2017. Retrieved on 12 March 2018.
  4. Omar M. Yaghi's biography
  5. Sezer, Yusuf (November 16, 2016). "TÜBA 2016 Akademi Ödülleri'ni kazananlar açıklandı" (in Turkish). ABC Haber. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  6. " The 2018 Wolf Prize laureates have been announced ", Wolf Foundation, 12 February 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  7. Jerusalem Post - Wolf Prizes 2018