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Sir Fraser Stoddart
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Sir Fraser Stoddart at Northwestern University Oct 2016, by Jim Prisching
Born
James Fraser Stoddart

24 May 1942 (1942-05-24) (age 79)
Nationality British
Citizenship United States
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Known for Mechanical Bond in Chemistry
Molecular shuttles and Molecular switches
Artificial Molecular Machines
Template-Directed Synthesis
Chemical Topology
Stereochemistry
Metal-Organic Frameworks
Cyclodextrin Chemistry
Spouse(s)
Norma Agnes Scholan
(m. 1968; her death 2004)
Children Two
Fiona Jane McCubbin
Alison Margaret Stoddart
Awards
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of London (1994)
  • Nagoya Gold Medal in Organic Chemistry (2004)
  • King Faisal International Prize in Science (2007)
  • Albert Einstein World Award of Science (2007)
  • Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (2007)
  • Knight Bachelor (2007)
  • Cope Award of the American Chemical Society (2008)
  • Davy Medal by The Royal Society of London (2008)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2008)
  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences (2014)
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2016)

Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2018)

Fellow of The National Academy of Inventors (2019)
Scientific career
Fields Physical Organic Chemistry
Lock-and-Key Chemistry
Unnatural Product Synthesis
Molecular Nanotechnology
Institutions Queen's University (1967–1969)
University of Sheffield (1970–1990)
ICI Corporate Laboratory, Runcorn (1978–1981)
University of Birmingham (1990–1997)
University of California, Los Angeles (1997–2007)
Northwestern University (2008– )
Tianjin University (2014– )
University of New South Wales (2018– )
Theses
Doctoral advisor
  • Edmund Langley Hirst
  • Douglas M W Anderson
Other academic advisors
  • J K N (Ken) Jones FRS
  • W David Ollis FRS
Notable students
  • David Amabilino
  • Ivan Aprahamian
  • Fabio Arico
  • Dominique Armspach
  • Alyssa Avestro
  • Jonathan Barnes
  • Jason Belitzky
  • Florian Beuerle
  • Paul Bonvallet
  • Adam Braunschweig
  • Christopher Brown
  • Carson Bruns
  • Stuart Cantrill
  • Dennis Cao
  • Chuyang Cheng
  • Sheng-Hsien Chiu
  • Ali Coskun
  • William Dichtel
  • Albert Fahrenbach
  • Lei Fang
  • Amar Flood
  • Ross Forgan
  • Marco Frasconi
  • David Fulton
  • Jeremiah Gassensmith
  • Wayne Hayes
  • Henri-Pierre Jacquot
  • N Jayaraman
  • Jan Jeppesen
  • Steven Joiner
  • Michal Juricek
  • Chenfeng Ke
  • Don Jun Kim
  • Daniele Lanari
  • Steven Langford
  • David Leigh
  • Ken Leung
  • Hao Li
  • Mark Lipke
  • Yi Liu
  • Paul McGonigal
  • Psaras McGrier
  • Maggie Meadows
  • Paula Mendez
  • Cari Meyer
  • Ognjen Miljaníc
  • Al Nelson
  • Brian Northrop
  • Mark Olson
  • Dario Pasini
  • Wally Paxton
  • Cristian Pezzato
  • Douglas Philp
  • Jon Preece
  • Françisco Raymo
  • Celia Ronconi
  • Stuart Rowan
  • Sourav Saha
  • Srini Sampath
  • George Schimizu
  • Severin Schneebli
  • Damien Sluysmans
  • Ron Smaldone
  • Alexander Star
  • Andrew Sue
  • Ali Trabolsi
  • Hsian-Rong Tseng
  • Bruce Turnbull
  • Sébastien Vidal.
  • Scott Vignon
  • Cheng Wang
  • Adam Whalley
  • Leah Witus
  • Jishan Wu
  • Yingwei Yang
  • Yanli Zhao
Influences

Sir James Fraser Stoddart FRS FRSE FRSC (born 24 May 1942) is a British chemist. He is Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry and head of the Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University in the United States. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Ben Feringa and Jean-Pierre Sauvage in 2016 for the design and synthesis of molecular machines. He was born in Edinburgh.

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