Omar k Farha

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Professor Farha’s research seeks to solve exciting problems in chemistry and materials science ranging from energy and environment related applications to challenges in national defense by employing atomically precise functional materials.  By exploiting the modular nature of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and porous organic polymers (POPs), we work to fundamentally understand the role of three-dimensional architecture in modifying a material’s function for applications in gas storage and separation, catalysis, water remediation and detoxification of chemical warfare agent simulants.

Education/Academic qualification

Chemistry, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

… → 2006

Chemistry, BS, University of California, Los Angeles

… → 2002

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Research Output

A Flexible Interpenetrated Zirconium-Based Metal–Organic Framework with High Affinity toward Ammonia

Zhang, Y., Zhang, X., Chen, Z., Otake, K. I., Peterson, G. W., Chen, Y., Wang, X., Redfern, L. R., Goswami, S., Li, P., Islamoglu, T., Wang, B. & Farha, O. K., Apr 7 2020, In : ChemSusChem. 13, 7, p. 1710-1714 5 p.

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  • Balancing volumetric and gravimetric uptake in highly porous materials for clean energy

    Chen, Z., Li, P., Anderson, R., Wang, X., Zhang, X., Robison, L., Redfern, L. R., Moribe, S., Islamoglu, T., Gómez-Gualdrón, D. A., Yildirim, T., Stoddart, J. F. & Farha, O. K., Apr 17 2020, In : Science. 368, 6488, p. 297-303 7 p.

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  • Computational Predictions and Experimental Validation of Alkane Oxidative Dehydrogenation by Fe2M MOF Nodes

    Barona, M., Ahn, S., Morris, W., Hoover, W., Notestein, J. M., Farha, O. K. & Snurr, R. Q., Jan 17 2020, In : ACS Catalysis. 10, 2, p. 1460-1469 10 p.

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    Demonstrating the Critical Role of Solvation in Supported Ti and Nb Epoxidation Catalysts via Vapor-Phase Kinetics

    Ahn, S., Nauert, S. L., Hicks, K. E., Ardagh, M. A., Schweitzer, N. M., Farha, O. K. & Notestein, J. M., Feb 21 2020, In : ACS Catalysis. 10, 4, p. 2817-2825 9 p.

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  • Designing Porous Materials to Resist Compression: Mechanical Reinforcement of a Zr-MOF with Structural Linkers

    Robison, L., Drout, R. J., Redfern, L. R., Son, F. A., Wasson, M. C., Goswami, S., Chen, Z., Olszewski, A., Idrees, K. B., Islamoglu, T. & Farha, O. K., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Chemistry of Materials.

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