Who is Fraser Stoddart?
Sir James Fraser Stoddart FRS FRSE FRSC is a Scottish chemist currently at the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University in the United States. He works in the area of supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology. Stoddart has developed highly efficient syntheses of mechanically-interlocked molecular architectures such as molecular Borromean rings, catenanes and rotaxanes utilizing molecular recognition and molecular self-assembly processes. He has demonstrated that these topologies can be employed as molecular switches and as motor-molecules. His group has even applied these structures in the fabrication of nanoelectronic devices and nanoelectromechanical systems. His efforts have been recognized by numerous awards including the 2007 King Faisal International Prize in Science.
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