Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart

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Sir James Fraser Stoddart is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of PanaceaNano Inc. He is also Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry and head of the Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University in

the United States. Sir Fraser is a highly-recognized scientist worldwide who pioneered research and innovations in the areas of functional nano-materials, mechanically-interlocked molecular architectures, nanoelectronics devices and

nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS). His scientific contributions have led to disruptive new breakthroughs including the synthesis of the molecular machines, smallest machines ever created by humans which led him to the 2016 Nobel Prize.

Sir Fraser has been recognized by many prestigious awards and many world leaders. He was ranked by the Institute of Scientific Information as one of the most cited scientists in the world. More about his personal scientific journey can be found at   

President Obama Welcomes Sir Fraser at The White House (2 December 2016)

Sir Fraser’s scientific breakthroughs in the field of molecular engineering and mechanized functional nanomaterials have the changed the way scientists look at molecular machines.

Sir Fraser’s prestigious memberships and awards:


Awards and honors:

  • 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • 2016 Haworth Memorial Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry

  • 2014 Centenary Prize Winner, Royal Society of Chemistry

  • 2012 Distinguished Citizen Award, Illinois Saint Andrew Society, Chicago, USA

  • 2010 Royal Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh presented by Duke of Edinburgh

  • 2008 Davy Medal of the Royal Society of London

  • 2008 American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Award

  • 2007 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (Experimental)

  • 2007 Albert Einstein World Award of Science

  • 2007 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

  • 2007 King Faisal International Prize in Science

  • 2007 Jabir Ibn Hayyan (Geber) Medal (Saudi Chemical Society)

  • 2005 University of Edinburgh Alumnus of the Year 2005 Award

  • 2004 Nagoya Gold Medal in Organic Chemistry

  • 1999 American Chemical Society Arthur C Cope Scholar Award

  • 1993 International Izatt-Christensen Award in Macrocyclic Chemistry

Sir Fraser today is directing many critical research programs and research collaborations worldwide; he is also supervising and managing the functional nanomaterials research and development programs at PanaceaNano Inc. which holds more than 30 patents that include many of Sir Fraser’s critical innovations and scientific breakthroughs.