Fraser Stoddart

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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.

Stoddart has 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.