Research Interests

Professor Eddaoudi's research activities are mainly aimed at developing new strategies for the design and synthesis of functional solid-state materials from molecular building blocks and advancing the understanding of the structure-property relationship of materials.

His group at KAUST works towards developing of made-to-order MOFs that address some of our most challenging and enduring societal needs, such as:

  • Clean energy alternatives: Advance the field of MOFs toward the construction of made-to-order MOFs that can store an adequate amount of H2 at room temperature and moderate pressures.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Advance the field of MOFs toward the construction of made-to-order and cost-effective MOFs that can sequester large amounts of CO2.

Remediate chemical and biological threats: Construct superior MOFs that can rapidly detect and remediate life-threatening toxic reagents (i.e., chemical and biological warfare agents).


Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • ​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

KAUST Affiliations

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