Omar Yaghi, Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry, co-director of CARA, was announced today as one of a 100 new members, and 25 foreign members, of the National Academy of Sciences. The election is in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
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