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MacLean Lecture Series 2012
10.05.2012 - 11.05.2012
ABB 102 -
Special Events Category


The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is proud to host the 2012 MacLean Lecture Series, which will take place on May 10th and 11th, with two lectures delivered by Professor (Sir) Fraser Stoddart, who is the Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University.  He is also the Director of the Center for the Chemistry of Integrated Systems at Northwestern.

Professor Stoddart's research encompasses many fields within modern chemistry, including organic, supramolecular, polymer, inorganic, materials, environmental, and theoretical chemistry.  He is one of the few chemists in recent history to have invented a new field within chemistry, which focuses on the study of mechanical bonds within molecules (or molecular interlocking) as opposed to chemical bonds.  He has worked in the areas of molecular recognition, self-assembly, and application of interlocked molecules within NanoElectroMechanical Systems (NEMS).  In the course of this work, he has published over 950 papers, and has an H-index of 94!  Prof. Stoddart has been recognized through numerous awards, including the Royal Society's Davy Medal, the ACS Cope Award, the Albert Einstein World Award of Science, the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry, the Feynman Prize, and many others.  He is also one of few chemists to have been knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is delighted to host two lectures by Sir Fraser Stoddart, as follows:
Lecture 1:  Mingling Art and Science
Date: Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: ABB 102
Lecture 1 will be followed by a reception with light refreshments at 2:30 pm in ABB 273.  All are welcome to attend and meet with Prof. Stoddart.
Lecture 2:  Structure and Mechanism in Radical Mechanostereochemistry
Date: Fricay, May 11th, 2012
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: ABB 102
I am sure that both lectures will be outstanding, and I look forward to seeing everyone in attendance.



ABB 102
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
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