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18 October 2016

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to former Sheffield scientist

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, former University of Sheffield lecturer
Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart

On 5 October 2016 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, former University of Sheffield lecturer.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences presented the Nobel Prize to Professor Sir Fraser who joined the University of Sheffield in 1970 where he was the first Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Research Fellow before going on to become a lecturer and then Associate Professor of Chemistry at the university.

The award came as recognition of the work conducted by Sir Fraser and his Sheffield research group in 1991 and was cited and praised in the Nobel Prize announcement for his significant contribution in the design and synthesis of molecular machines.

The University of Sheffield now has six Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students and its alumni who hold top positions in their field and make significant contributions.

Read full story on the University of Sheffield website.

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