Professor Mohamed Eddaoudi

Professor Mohamed Eddaoudi

Principal Investigator
Director, Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
Distinguished Professor, Chemical Science​​​

Research Interests


Eddaoudi.jpgDr. Mohamed Eddaoudi is Director, Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center. He is also Professor of Chemical Science in the Chemical and Life Sciences and Engineering Division at KAUST. He assumed his duties in August 2009.

Dr. 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 (MOMs). Dr. 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.  

Google Scholar page for Prof. Eddaoudi


  • Ph.D. and M.Sc., Chemistry, Denis Diderot University (Paris VII), France

  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Ibnou Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


  • Awarded the 2008 and 2005 Chemistry Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of South Florida

  • Recieved the 2007 and 2004 Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award from the University of South Florida

  • In 2007, Dr. Eddaoudi was listed by ISI as one of the top 100 (ranked 68) most cited chemists of the past 10 years

  • In 2006, Dr. Eddaoudi was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award.

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center (AMPMC)
  • Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE)