Prof. Bernard Feringa is 2016 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry

2014/2015 Sackler Distinguished Lecturer, Prof. Bernard Feringa, is 2016 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry

Prof. Bernard Feringa collecting his Nobel award in the Concert Hall in Stockholm, December 10, 2016. Credit: Pi Frisk/Nobel Media.

Prof. Feringa, 2014/2015 Sackler Distinguished Lecturer, was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Jean-Pierre Sauvage, "for the design and synthesis of molecular machines". The professor of Organic Chemistry is regarded as one of the world’s most creative and productive chemists, he has achieved many breakthroughs in various fields of chemistry. His 1999 discovery of the molecular motor -a light-driven rotary molecular motor- is widely recognized as a spectacular scientific breakthrough. The Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) offers its warmest congratulations to its past Sackler Distinguished lecturer in Chemistry Prof. Feringa on receiving this most prestigious award.

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