Fraser Stoddart received his BSc, PhD and DSc degrees in
chemistry from the University of Edinburgh. He is one of the few chemists in
the past 25 years who has created a new field of research in chemistry, that of
the mechanical bond. He invented bistable catenanes and rotaxanes that have
been incorporated as molecular switches into nanoelectronic devices and
employed as motor-molecules for drug delivery applications.
published over 1,100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. In 2007 he was
knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his services to Chemistry and
Molecular Nanotechnology, and he won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.