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Sir Prof. Fraser Stoddart

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Sir Prof. Fraser Stoddart was the first to successfully synthesize a mechanically interlocked molecule, known as a catenane, thereby helping to establish the field of mechanical bond chemistry. Stoddart’s research enabled the development of self-assembly processes and template-directed synthesis for the generation of a variety of mechanically interlocked molecules, the movements of which can be controlled. Such molecules have a wide range of applications, including as components of drug-delivery systems, electronic sensors, and motorized devices. Stoddart was recognized for his work with the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Stoddart’s development of molecular machines, existing in energy-rich states, opened the door to what some scientists hailed as the dawn of a molecular industrial revolution, in which molecular machines, fashioned into sensors, energy-storage systems, and motors, would become an integral component of human life. He received numerous awards for his work, including the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (2007), the Royal Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2010), and the Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry (2014). He was an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2008), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2012), and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (2014).

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Sir Prof. Fraser Stoddart, Receiving the Fray International Sustainability Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli at FLOGEN SIPS 2018

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Dr. Florian Kongoli introducing Prof. Fraser Stoddart as a winner of the Fray International Sustainability Award at FLOGEN SIPS 2018

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Prof. Fraser Stoddart delivering his acceptance speech to Dr. Florian Kongoli, during the FLOGEN SIPS 2018 Fray International Sustainability Award ceremony


Dr. Florian Kongoli and Prof. Donna J. Nelson present to Sir Prof. Fraser Stoddart the FLOGEN SIPS 2018 Fray International Sustainability Award


Dr. Florian Kongoli interviews Sir Prof. Fraser Stoddart, 2010 Nobel Laureate and winner of FLOGEN SIPS 2018 Fray International Sustainability Award


Interview with Sir Prof. Fraser Stoddart, Fray International Sustainability Award Recipient, at FLOGEN SIPS 2018 Summit & Exhibition


SIPS 2018 RIO - DAY 3 - GALA EVENING - SIR FRASER STODDART