Omar K. Farha

Omar K. Farha

Omar K. Farha is an associate professor of chemistry at Northwestern University, distinguished adjunct professor at King Abdulaziz University, president of NuMat Technologies, and associate editor for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. His current research spans diverse areas of chemistry and materials science ranging from energy to defense-related challenges.  Specifically, his research focuses on the rational design of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and porous-organic polymers for sensing, catalysis, storage, separations, and light harvesting. Professor Farha has more than 280 peer-reviewed publications and has been named a “highly cited researcher” by Thomson Reuters in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.