Dr. Mohamed Eddaoudi

Dr. Mohamed Eddaoudi is a Distinguished Professor of Chemical Science, and Director of the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Dr. Eddaoudi received his master’s and a doctorate in Chemistry from Denis Diderot University (Paris VII) in Paris, France.  Dr. Eddaoudi is a member of the American Chemical Society. He received the Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award (2004, 2007) and the Chemistry Outstanding Teaching Award (2005, 2008) from the University of South Florida.  He was also awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award (2006) and the Abdul Hameed Shoman Prize for Arab Researchers for his work in Renewable Energy (2019).

Dr. Eddaoudi has given more than 150 invited lectures at conferences and universities since 2002 and was selected among the most Highly Cited Researchers (2014-2019) and the world’s most influential scientific minds (2014) by Thomson Reuters.  His contribution to the field of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) has been highly cited in peer-reviewed journals, as evidenced through his recognition by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the top 100 most cited chemists (2000-2010).

Dr. Eddaoudi develops new strategies for the rational design and construction of functional solid-state materials. Notably, the design and synthesis of functional porous solids for energy and environmental Sustainability, including coordination polymers, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent-organic frameworks (COFs), porous organic polymers (POPs) for Hydrogen storage, methane storage, CO2 capture & storage, energy storage, sensing and catalysis applications.  His work on MOF covers also adsorbents and membranes addressing the energy-intensive gas or vapor separations.