Fraser Stoddart
#5472 Overall Influence

Fraser Stoddart

Scottish chemist and Nobel Laureate in 2016 for the design and synthesis of molecular machines

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Stoddart is Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University in the United States. He is also Head of the Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group in the Department of Chemistry. Stoddart received his bachelor’s degree as well as his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh in 1967.

Stoddart’s research focuses on supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology. Nanotechnology has entered popular culture because of its exciting possibilities for the fabrication of products at the molecular level, such as materials or miniature devices. Stoddart has performed core research in development on nanotechnologies, including an important class of nanotech known as nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS).

Stoddart won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016 for the design of molecular machines, work he shared with colleagues Ben Feringa and Jean-Pierre Sauvage. In 2006, he was appointed Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II. He received the Albert Einstein World Award of Science in 2007. Stoddart is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (1994) and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham

University in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

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Northwestern University
Northwestern University

Private research university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, United States

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University of Sheffield
University of Sheffield

University in Sheffield, United Kingdom

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University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles

Public research university in Los Angeles, California, United States

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University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

Public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland

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#146 World Rank #41 USA Rank
Chemistry