Omar M. Yaghi

Co-Director, Professor
James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

Omar M. Yaghi earned his B.S. degree from the State University of New York-Albany in 1985 and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1990 under the guidance of Professor Walter G. Klemperer. He was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University (1990-92) under the supervision of Professor Richard H. Holm. He has served on the faculties of Arizona State University (1992-98), University of Michigan (1999-2006), and UCLA (2007-2011). He is currently the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley and a Senior Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the Founding Director of the Berkeley Global Science Institute. He is also the Co-Director of the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute and the California Research Alliance by BASF.