Sir J. Fraser Stoddart: Nobel Lecture

Haworth 101 Lecture Theatre - School of Chemistry (Y2 on campus map)
Tuesday 1 November 2016 (18:30-19:30)

Grace Surman

Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart

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A lecture from Birmingham alumnus and Nobel Prize Laureate (2016), Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart.

The Nature of the Mechanical Bond : From Molecules to Machines

Professor Stoddart received the award for work done in the 1990s, when he was Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham.

The Nobel Prize was awarded jointly to Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart along with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Bernard L. Feringa, for their work into the design and synthesis of molecular machines. Their work has ‘miniaturised machines and taken chemistry to a new dimension,’ according to Nobel judges at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Sir Fraser, who received an honorary degree from the University of Birmingham in 2005, began his research at the University of Sheffield in the 1980s before joining the University of Birmingham from 1990 until 1997. The Nobel Prize references his work during that period.

The award brings the total number of Nobel Prize winners from the University of Birmingham to eleven, and is the third received in the field of Chemistry.