MOFs / COFs

COFs and their cousin materials, metal organic frameworks (MOFs), are porous three-dimensional crystals with extraordinarily large internal surface areas that can absorb and store enormous quantities of targeted molecules. Invented by UC Berkeley's Professor Omar Yaghi, COFs and MOFs consist of molecules (organics for COFs and metal-organics for MOFs) that are stitched into large and extended netlike frameworks whose structures are held together by strong chemical bonds. Such frameworks show great promise for, among other applications, carbon sequestration.

Weaving a new story for COFS and MOFs

January 21, 2016

MOF illustrationOmar Yaghi, Yuzhong Liu and Yingbo Zhao led the discovery of how to weave materials at the atomic and molecular level to produce complex organic extended structures.

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Professor Omar M. Yaghi wins 2017 Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry International Award

September 12, 2017

Omar Yaghi with his research group

UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry Professor Omar M. Yaghi has been selected to receive the 2017 Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) International Award.

Yaghi wins Faisal Prize for Science

February 3, 2015

Omar YaghiThe 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.

Yaghi awarded Turkish Academy of Sciences Prize

November 23, 2016

Omar YaghiThe Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) has awarded one of three 2016 Academy Prizes to Berkeley chemistry professor Omar Yaghi.

Yaghi wins World Cultural Council award

May 30, 2017

Omar Yaghi with the Yaghi Research Group Omar Yaghi, the James and Neeltje Tretter Professor in Chemistry, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Albert Einstein World Award of Science from the World Cultural Council.