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Gerhard Ertl Lecture: Prof. Dr. Omar M. Yaghi "Reticular Chemistry and Precision Reactions in Infinite 2D and 3D"

Dec 10, 2021 | 04:00 PM
Prof. Dr. Omar Yaghi

Prof. Dr. Omar Yaghi
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University of California, Berkeley/USA

Prof. Omar M. Yaghi, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (USA) and Gerhard Ertl Lecture Awardee will give a live stream lecture providing insights into his research. With his discovery of indefinite two and three-dimensional metalorganic frameworks and covalent organic frameworks, Prof. Yaghi created the basis for the new field of reticular chemistry, which links molecular building blocks by strong bonds into crystalline extended structures. This new chemical space enabled him harnessing precision chemistry and important applications as he has shown for hydrogen storage, carbon oxide capture, and harvesting water from desert air.

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Gerhard Ertl Lecture & Award

The Ertl Lecture Award was established in 2008 by the three Berlin universities (Humboldt University, Technical University and Free University) and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society and is awarded once a year. It commemorates former FHI Director Gerhard Ertl's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which he received in 2007. The prize honours outstanding personalities and researchers in the field of catalysis where Ertl carried out exceptional research for many decades.

The prize, sponsored by BASF, includes a one-week research stay at the participating Berlin institutions and a keynote lecture. The winner is typically announced in Spring, the lecture takes place on December 10th, the anniversary of Ertl's Nobel Prize reception.