J. Fraser Stoddart of Northwestern University and of our own Applied Nanoscience was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry this morning (along with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Bernard L. Feringa). They won the prize for their work on nanoscale machinery. Specifically, Professor Stoddart developed a nanoscale ring-and-axle machine that led to the development of molecular lifts, molecular muscles, and a molecule-based computer chip.
Professor Stoddart is actually the second SpringerOpen Editor to win a Nobel Prize in recent years for nanoscale work, and we’re thrilled to work with Editors doing such exciting work.
You can learn more about the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry here; and about Applied Nanoscience here.