Fraser Stoddart Age, Biography & More
|Real Name||James Fraser Stoddart
|Doctoral Advisor||Edmund Langley Hirst
|Awards/Achievements||• In 1993, awarded with International Izatt-Christensen Award in Macrocyclic Chemistry.
• In 1999, awarded with Arthur C Cope Scholar Award by American Chemical Society.
• In 2004, awarded with Nagoya Gold Medal in Organic Chemistry.
• In 2007, awarded with King Faisal International Prize in science.
• In 2007, awarded with Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry.
• In 2007, awarded with Albert Einstein World Award of Science.
• In 2007, awarded with Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (Experimental).
• In 2008, awarded with Davy Medal of the Royal Society of London.
• In 2010, awarded with Royal Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh presented by Duke of Edinburgh.
• In 2014, awarded with Centenary Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
• In 2016, awarded with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
|Physical Stats & More
|Height||in centimeters- 169 cm
in meters- 1.69 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6½”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 137 lbs
|Hair Colour||Light Brown
|Date of Birth||24 May 1942
|Age (as in 2016)||74 Years
|Birth Place||Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Gemini
|Hometown||Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
|School||a local village school in Carrington, Midlothian, Scotland, UK
Stewart's Melville College, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
|College/University||Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
|Educational Qualifications||B.Sc. (1964) and Ph.D. (1966) degrees from Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Postdoctoral Fellow- Queen’s University (Canada)
DSc degree from Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Research Fellow – Sheffield University
|Hobbies||Reading Science Journals
|Girls, Affairs and More
|Wife||Late Norma Stoddart
|Children||Son- Not Known
Daughter- Not Known
Some Lesser Known Facts About Fraser Stoddart
- Does Fraser Stoddart smoke?: Not Known
- Does Fraser Stoddart drink alcohol?: Not Known
- He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and was brought up on Edgelaw Farm.
- He attended a local village school in Edinburgh.
- After completing his academics, he joined Sheffield University as a lecturer of Chemistry.
- In 1978, he was a Science Research Council Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
- He was promoted to Readership at the Sheffield University in 1982.
- He moved to the Chair of Organic Chemistry at the Birmingham University in 1990 and was appointed head of the School of Chemistry there.
- In 1997, he was appointed Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), succeeding Nobel Laureate Donald Cram.
- Stoddart has trained nearly 300 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers during 35 years in his laboratories.
- He is known for using Nanomechanical Systems by using Mechanically-Interlocked Molecular Architectures.
- Stoddart has been credited for making molecular machines attractive to chemists.
- His papers and other presentation materials are easily recognized due to his distinctive cartoon-style of representation which he has developed since late 1980s.
- Fraser holds at least 10 patents and has published more than 1000 publications.
- From January 1997 to August 2007, Institute for Scientific Information ranked him as the 3rd most cited chemist.
- The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) predicted him as the likely winner for the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
- In 2006, Queen Elizabeth II appointed him a Knight Bachelor in the New Year’s Honours.
- His work in the Chemistry has changed the way chemists think about Molecular Switches and Machines.
- His contributions in the field of Chemistry were highly recognized in 2016, when he was awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Bernard L. Feringa 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.
- 8 million Swedish krona, to be shared equally between the three Nobel Laureates.
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