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Professor Omar Yaghi, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences, Describe the New Development of Reticular Chemistry

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  Beijing Institute of Technology, Nov 18th, 2019: On the morning of November 14, the hundred Lecture Hall (No. 265) and the Cross Science Forum (No. 17, 2019), sponsored by the Graduate School and hosted by Advanced Research Institute of Multidisciplinary Institute, were held in the 101 lecture hall of the Graduate Teaching Building of Zhongguancun Campus. Omar M. Yaghi, a professor at the University of California, Berkley and academician of the National Academy of Sciences, was invited as the guest speaker. Professor Wang Bo, vice president and a member of the standing Committee of the Party Committee of BIT, presided over the lecture.


  Professor Yaghi first introduced the basic concepts, characteristics, development process and trend of metal organic framework (MOFs) and covalent organic framework (COFs). The synthesis methods of COFs and MOFs are becoming more and more mature, and the applied research is also showing the trend of blooming, so how to create a new era of frame materials through the design of COFs and MOFs? Professor Yaghi further discussed the strategy of preparing COFs and MOFs by designing and constructing elements, regulating bonding process and topological structure design. He also introduced the concept of braiding to the atomic and molecular levels, and the braided COFs prepared has excellent dynamic characteristics and shows great application prospects.


  Then, in-depth study of the related problems such as the metal organic framework material, the covalent organic framework material, the synthesis of the molecular weave, the microstructure, the characterization, the application and so on, Professor Yaghi has not only made a detailed analysis and solution to the related problems, more and more teachers and students have provided valuable opinions on the direction and method of scientific research.


  Finally, Mr. Wang has issued a guest honour certificate to Mr. Omar M. Yaghi at the "Hundred Great Lecture Hall" of BIT.


Introduction to the guest of the report:

  Dr. Omar M. Yaghi, graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1990 and went to Harvard for postdoctoral research in the same year. He was an assistant professor at Arizona State University from 1992 to 1997, taught at the University of Michigan from 1998 to 2005, taught at the University of California, Los Angeles from 2006 to 2011, lectured at James and Neeltje Tretter, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkley, since 2012, and was founding director of the Berkley Institute of Global Science, Kavli Institute of Energy Nanosciences and co-director of the BASF California Research Union, who was named academician of the National Academy of Sciences in 2019.


  He is a leader in the field of chemistry and materials in the world. He is a pioneer and founder in the fields of metal-organic skeleton materials, covalent organic skeleton materials and zeolite imidazolate skeleton materials. At present, more than 280 papers have been published, of which 29 are published in < Nature > < Science >. The number of citations is more than 140000, with an average of more than 500 citations per published article. H-index (up to 144) ranks second among the world chemists. In recent years, Professor Yaghi has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry many times. King Faisal has been nominated for science and technology. The prize (2015), the Spears Memorial Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2017), the Albert Einstein World Science Award (2017), the Wolf Chemistry Award (2018) and the Gregori Aminoff Award of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (2019).

News Source: Advanced Research Institute of Multidisciplinary Institute

Photography: Advanced Research Institute of Multidisciplinary Institute

Editor: News Agency of BIT

Translator: Zhao Shengtao, News Agency of BIT

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