Clemson University

Invited Chemistry Seminar: Dr. J. Fraser Stoddart

Fraser Stoddart was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied at the University of Edinburgh where he received his PhD in 1966. He has then been working at Queens' University, Kingston, Ontario in Canada, at the University of Sheffield, ICI Corporate Laboratory and University of Birmingham in Great Britain, and at the University of California Los Angeles and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois in the USA.

Fraser Stoddart has contributed to the development of molecular machines, for example by developing a "rotaxane" in 1991. A ring-shaped molecule was threaded over another molecule that functions like an axle. These molecular machines could be used for new materials, sensors, and energy storage systems.


Monday, April 29, 2019 at 3:00pm

Watt Family Innovation Center, Main auditorium
Sigma Drive, Clemson, SC 29634

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College of Science, Chemistry, College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

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All Audiences

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