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Bernard L. Feringa Age, Biography & More

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Bio
Real NameBernard Lucas "Ben" Feringa
NicknameBen Feringa
ProfessionSynthetic Organic Chemist
FieldsOrganic Chemistry
Materials Science
Nanotechnology
Photochemistry
ThesisAsymmetric oxidation of phenols.
Atropisomerism and optical activity (1978)
Doctoral AdvisorLate Prof Hans Wijnberg
Awards/Achievements• He has been awarded with the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award.
• He has been awarded with the Nagoya Medal of Organic Chemistry.
• In 1998, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
• In 2004, he was awarded with the Spinoza Prize.
• In 2004, he was elected foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
• In 2008, the Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands knighted him in the Order of the Netherlands Lion.
• In 2012, he was awarded with the Grand Prix Scientifique Cino del Duca.
• In 2013, he was appointed to the Council of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
• On October 5, 2016, he was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
Weightin Kilograms- 68 kg
in Pounds- 150 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Life
Date of BirthMay 18, 1951
Age (as in 2016)65 Years
Birth PlaceBarger-Compascuum, Netherlands
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
NationalityDutch
HometownGroningen, Netherlands
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityUniversity of Groningen, Netherlands
Educational QualificationsPhD from University of Groningen, Netherlands
BS from University of Groningen, Netherlands
ReligionNot Known
EthnicityDutch
HobbiesReading Science Journals
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeBetty Feringa
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ChildrenSon- Not Known
Daughter- Not Known

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Bernard L. Feringa

  • Does Bernard L. Feringa smoke?: Not Known
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  • He was born in Barger-Compascuum, Netherlands and completed his Alma Mater from the University of Groningen, Netherlands.
  • In 1984, he was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Groningen and became a full Professor in the year 1988.
  • His work in Stereochemistry made a significant contributions in Photochemistry which ultimately resulted in the 1st light driven monodirectional molecular rotary motor and later a so-called nanocar (molecular car) driven by electrical impulses.
  • He has published more than 600 research papers and holds 30 patents so far.
  • His most significant contribution to Chemistry is his work on molecular switches and motors which have been based on asymmetric catalysis, stereochemistry and dynamic molecular systems.
  • On October 5, 2016, he was awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Fraser Stoddart and Jean-Pierre Sauvage for their design and production of Molecular Machines. They have developed molecules with controllable movements and these molecules can perform a task when energy is added. nobel-prize-chemistry-2016-winners
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