Omar K. Farha Wins the Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigator in Separation Sciences

February 21, 2017

The Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigator in Separation Sciences has been presented to Omar K. Farha, a research professor of chemistry at Northwestern University, Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abdulaziz University, and president of NuMat Technologies.

The Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigator in Separation Sciences has been presented to Omar K. Farha, a research professor of chemistry at Northwestern University, Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abdulaziz University, and president of NuMat Technologies.

The award was created to recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to the field of separation science by a young chemist or chemical engineer who has earned his or her highest degree within 10 years of the year of the award.

Farha’s current research spans diverse areas of chemistry and materials science ranging from energy to defense-related challenges. Specifically, his research focuses on the rational design of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and porous–organic polymers for separations, storage, sensing, catalysis, and light harvesting. His research accomplishments have been recognized by several awards and honours including the Royal Society of Chemistry “Environment, Sustainability, and Energy Division Early Career” Award and an award established by the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University in his honour: the Omar Farha Award for Research Leadership “awarded for stewardship, cooperation and leadership in the finest pursuit of research in chemistry”.