Fraser Stoddart Age, Biography & More


Real NameJames Fraser Stoddart
NicknameSir Fraser
FieldsSupramolecular chemistry
Doctoral AdvisorEdmund 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
Heightin centimeters- 169 cm
in meters- 1.69 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6½”
Weightin Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 137 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourLight Brown
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 May 1942
Age (as in 2016)74 Years
Birth PlaceEdinburgh, Scotland, UK
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownEdinburgh, Scotland, UK
Schoola local village school in Carrington, Midlothian, Scotland, UK
Stewart's Melville College, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
College/UniversityEdinburgh University, Scotland, UK
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Educational QualificationsB.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
ReligionNot Known
EthnicityWhite British
HobbiesReading Science Journals
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeLate Norma Stoddart
ChildrenSon- 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. nobel-prize-chemistry-2016-winners
  • 8 million Swedish krona, to be shared equally between the three Nobel Laureates.