About this Seminar

Registration is required for this Friday, May 3 seminar in Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall. 

This presentation will be about how the precision of manipulating molecules has led to several large classes of porous materials capable of carbon capture and water harvesting from desert air. The use of generative AI and ChatGPT to speed up the cycle of materials discovery and make it available will also be presented.


Omar Yaghi is the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, the Founding Director of the Berkeley Global Science Institute, and an elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences as well as the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Yaghi is best known for his pioneering work in the field of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which are a class of porous materials that have a wide range of applications in areas such as gas storage, separation, and catalysis. He has also made significant contributions to the field of crystal engineering, including the development of new methods for the synthesis and characterization of porous materials. Yaghi's work has earned him numerous awards and honors, including the Wolf Prize in Chemistry and the King Faisal International Prize in Science.

Our final seminar of the academic year is jointly sponsored by BIDMaP and the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute. Please note that this seminar will be held on a Friday rather than Thursday, still 12-1pm, and it will be in the Banatao Auditorium rather than in Cory Hall. The Banatao Auditorium at 310 Sutardja Dai Hall is located on the main level/third floor just past the building entrance on Hearst Avenue.

Seminar Details
Seminar Date
Friday, May 3, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Happening As Scheduled