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Farha Tenured and Promoted to Professor

June 3, 2020

Professor Omar Farha has been awarded tenure and promoted to Full Professor. 

Professor Farha received his B.S. and PhD from University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the Chemistry Department in 2007, as a postdoctoral fellow, in Professor Joseph Hupp's Group. From 2009 to 2017, he worked with Hupp Group and was promoted from Research Assistant Professor to Research Professor, and in the latter role, he jointly advised graduate students. Professor 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.

Congratulations, Professor Farha!