Northwestern professor voted into National Academy of Sciences

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Campus Editor

A Northwestern professor was recently voted into the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest scientific honors in the country.

Chemistry Prof. Sir Fraser Stoddart was chosen to be a member of the Academy for his work on mechanical bonds and their impact on nanotechnology. The organization recognizes scientists for their research contributions and achievements.

“My research is an opportunity to take a unique class of functioning molecular nanosystems and put them through their paces in different environments and note how their performance changes on going from one setting to another,” Stoddart said in a press release. “For there to be any genuinely new nanotechnology, there must first be good, sound nanoscience, based on a fundamental understanding of the principles that emerge from enlightening and penetrating experimentation, carried out in an incremental way in a chemical laboratory.”

Stoddart will be inducted into the Academy in April 2015 in Washington, D.C.

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