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Sir Fraser Stoddart Honored by Trinity College Dublin

July 14, 2009 | by Megan Fellman
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Sir Fraser Stoddart, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College Dublin at the university’s commencement ceremony July 10.
Sir Fraser is a pioneer in the fields of chemistry and nanoscience. By introducing an additional type of bond (the mechanical bond) into chemical synthesis, Stoddart became one of the few chemists to have opened up a new field of chemistry during the last 25 years.

He is ranked by the Institute for Scientific Information for the period of the last decade as one of the top five most-cited chemists in the world. Stoddart is a fellow of the Science Division of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the German Academy of Natural Sciences and the Royal Society.

Last year he received the Davy Medal from the Royal Society and was elected an Honorary Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Stoddart was appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a Knight Bachelor in her 2007 New Year’s Honours List for his services to chemistry and molecular nanotechnology. Numerous other awards include the American Chemical Society’s Arthur C. Cope Award, the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry, the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology and the King Faisal International Prize in Science.

Stoddart serves on the international advisory boards of numerous journals, including the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Angewandte Chemie and Chemistry – A European Journal. He has published more than 850 scientific papers and trained more than 300 graduate and postdoctoral students.
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