Sir James Fraser Stoddart is the co-founder of H2MOF and one of most influential scientists in the world today in the field of nanotechnology and supramolecular chemistry. He is one of the few chemists of the past 35 years to have created a new field of chemistry — namely, one in which the mechanical bond is a pre-eminent feature of molecular compounds. He has also pioneered the development of the use of molecular recognition and self-assembly processes in template-directed protocols for the syntheses of two-state mechanically interlocked molecules (MIMs), i.e., bistable catenanes and rotaxanes, that have been employed as molecular switches in the fabrication of molecular electronic devices (MEDs) and NanoElectroMechanical Systems (NEMS) and in the development of artificial molecular machines (AMMs). It was for this research that Professor Stoddart was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “The Design and Synthesis of Molecular Machines.”
It was for this research that Professor Stoddart was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “The Design and Synthesis of Molecular Machines.”
Professor Stoddart has received more than 73 global awards, medals and recognitions from world leaders and leading scientific organizations for his discoveries and outstanding scientific contributions. This includes the aforementioned Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016, as well as Knighthood by Her Majesty the late Queen Elizabeth in 2007 and the Albert Einstein World Award of Science in 2007. In 2010 Professor Stoddart was the recipient of a Royal Medal, granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and presented by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
He is currently on the International Advisory Boards of numerous journals, including Chemistry World, ChemPlusChem, and Macromolecular Rapid Communications. A measure of the influence and impact of Stoddart’s work may be drawn from citation statistics. Two of his over 1,250 publications have been cited over 2,000 times. During 50 years, almost 500 PhD. and postdoctoral students have passed through his laboratories and been inspired by his imagination and creativity, and close to 100 have embarked subsequently upon successful independent academic careers.
Global Awards & Recognitions
Professor Stoddart has received more than 73 global awards, medals and recognitions from world leaders and leading scientific organizations for his discoveries and outstanding scientific contributions.
2016 – Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize in Chemistry or the design and synthesis of molecular machines
2010 – Royal Medal
Royal Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, presented by the Duke of Edinburgh
2007 – Albert Einstein Award
Albert Einstein World Award of Science, given by the World Cultural Council
2006 – Appointed Knight Bachelor
Appointed Knight Bachelor by HM Queen Elisabeth II