Omar Yaghi, the laureate of the 2015 Mustafa(pbuh) Prize, has received the Turkish Academy of Sciences Prize, in December 2016.
MSTF Media reports:
Omar Yaghi, a chemist from Jordan, won the Turkish prize in the category of Basic and Engineering Sciences, for his accomplishments in the field of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).
He accepted the award from Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a ceremony held in Turkey’s presidential palace.
The Academy Prizes consist of an Academy Medal and a sum of $30,000 for each laureate. Professor Yaghi was one of the three winners of the Prize.
Omar Yaghi is currently the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.
His extensive work on the MOFs was also appreciated by the Mustafa(pbuh) Prize back in 2015, where he received $500,000 and an appreciation letter in the category of Nano Science and Nanotechnologies.
The Mustafa(pbuh) Prize honors top Muslim scientists from across the world whose works have “profound and positive impact” on human life.
Invented by Yaghi, MOFs consist of molecules that are stitched into large and extended netlike frameworks held together by strong chemical bonds. MOFs have a wide range of applications in clean energy technologies, carbon dioxide capture and hydrogen and methane storage.