Mohamed Eddaoudi

Distinguished Professor of Chemical Science and Director Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center

Research Interests

Professor Eddaoudi’s research is focused in the field of Metal-Organic Materials. He implemented the single-metal-ion-based molecular building block (MBB) and the supermolecular building blocks (SBB) approaches as means for the design and synthesis of functional metal-organic materials (MOFs). Prof. Eddaoudi has developed new strategies, based on the MBB approach, for the constructions of functional porous solids. Most notably, Zeolite-like Metal-Organic Frameworks (ZMOFs) with tunable extra-large cavities and periodic array of organic and inorganic moieties. Dr. Eddaoudi has introduced ZMOFs as potential tunable platforms for applications pertaining to energy sustainability and environmental security: Hydrogen storage, Carbon dioxide capture, Toxic Industrials Chemicals filters, Sensing applications, Catalysts immobilization, and Controlled drug delivery. 

Selected Publications

  • Recent Progress on Microfine Design of Metal–Organic Frameworks: Structure Regulation and Gas Sorption and Separation. Li, J., Bhatt, P.M., Li, J., Eddaoudi, M., Liu, Y. Advanced Materials, 32(44), (2020).
  • Fluorinated MOF platform for selective removal and sensing of SO 2 from flue gas and air.  Tchalala, M.R., Bhatt, P.M., Chappanda, K.N., Tavares, S.R., Adil, K., Belmabkhout, ...Eddaoudi, M. Nature Communications, 10(1), (2019).
  • A Tailor-Made Interpenetrated MOF with Exceptional Carbon-Capture Performance from Flue Gas.Liang, W., Bhatt, P.M., Shkurenko, A., Adil, K., Mouchaham, G., Aggarwal, ...Y., Eddaoudi, M. Chem, 5(4), 950-963, (2019).
  • Unprecedented Ultralow Detection Limit of Amines using a Thiadiazole-Functionalized Zr(IV)-Based Metal-Organic Framework. Mallick, A., El-Zohry, A.M., Shekhah, O., Yin, J., Jia, J., Aggarwal, H., ...Eddaoudi, M. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(18), 7245-7249, (2019).
  • Mixed matrix formulations with MOF molecular sieving for key energy-intensive separations. Liu, G., Chernikova, V., Liu, Y., Zhang, K., Belmabkhout, Y., Shekhah, O., Zhang, C., Yi, S., Eddaoudi, M., Koros, W.J. Nature Materials, 17(3), 283-289, (2018).
  • Natural gas upgrading using a fluorinated MOF with tuned H2S and CO2 adsorption selectivity.Belmabkhout, Y., Bhatt, P.M., Adil, K., Pillai, R.S., Cadiau, A., Shkurenko, ...Eddaoudi, M. Nature Energy, 3(12), 1059-1066, (2018).
  • Reticular Chemistry in Action: A Hydrolytically Stable MOF Capturing Twice Its Weight in Adsorbed Water. Towsif Abtab, S.M., Alezi, D., Bhatt, P.M., Shkurenko, A., Belmabkhout, Y., Aggarwal, H., ...Eddaoudi, M. Chem, 4(1), 94-105, (2018).


  • ​Ph.D. Chemistry, Denis Diderot University (Paris VII), Paris, France, 1996
  • M.S. Chemistry, Denis Diderot University (Paris VII), Paris, France, 1992
  • B.S. Chemistry, IbnouZohr University, Agadir, Morocco, 1991

Professional Profile

  • 2017 – present: Distinguished Professor, Chemical Science; Director, Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center
  • 2009 – 2017: Professor, Physical Science and Engineering 
  • 2008 – 2010: Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of South Florida, USA
  • 2002 – 2008: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of South Florida, USA
  • 1999 – 2002: Research Associate in Chemistry, University of Michigan, USA
  • 1997 – 1999: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Arizona State University, USA

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)
  • Chemical Science Program