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Distinguished Fellowship awarded to Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart

Sir Fraser Stoddart The Council of the Royal Society of NSW is delighted to announce the awarding of a Distinguished Fellowship to Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart FRS DistFRSN FRSE FRSC. The honour Distinguished Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales is a prestigious award, limited to 25 living awardees at any time, that recognises internationally-distinguished contributors to science, art, literature, or philosophy.

Sir Fraser is a Scottish-born chemist who shared the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines”. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (BSc 1964, PhD 1967), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society of London, and since 1997 he has worked in the USA, most recently at Northwestern University. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Sir Fraser has been awarded many prizes and fellowships including the Albert Einstein World Award of Science (2007), the Davy Medal of the Royal Society (2008), and membership of the National Academy of Sciences (USA, 2014).

In 2017, Sir Fraser joined UNSW, Sydney to realise his “New Chemistry” initiative. Visiting each year Fraser gives lectures to faculty and students and collaborates on a range of exciting chemistry projects involving the manipulation of molecules to effect devices such as switches, sensors and motors.

To read further about the achievements of Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, please visit the Distinguished Fellows page of this website.

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