Omar K. Farha
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Current Research Focus:
Prof. Omar K. Farha’s research seeks to solve exciting problems in chemistry and materials science ranging from energy and environment related applications to challenges in national defense by employing atomically precise functional materials. By exploiting the modular nature of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and porous organic polymers (POPs), we work to fundamentally understand the role of three-dimensional architecture in modifying a material’s function for applications in gas storage and separation, catalysis, water remediation and detoxification of chemical warfare agent simulants.
WCAS Perspectives on the Pandemic: "Fundamental research at Weinberg College paves the way for COVID-19 breakthroughs"
August 2020 – Omar Farha is featured in a new article from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences’ (WCAS) Perspectives on the Pandemic. In Fundamental research at Weinberg College paves the way for COVID-19 breakthroughs,” Dr. Farha discusses his work with metal-organic frameworks and their potential applications to create “masks that deactivate viruses on contact.” read more
TLT: "MOFs for storage of methane and hydrogen"
August 2020 – Omar Farha is featured discussing his research in a new article from Tribology & Lubrication Technology (TLT). In the article, “MOFs for storage of methane and hydrogen,” Dr. Farha touches on his work with a new MOF-based material, its unique properties, and its potential applications. read more