On May 11, Academician J. Fraser Stoddart, the Nobel Prize laureate in 2016, visited Sichuan University and delivered a wonderful lecture entitled "Molecular Machinery". Prof. Stoddart vividly introduced and presented supramolecular chemistry and other frontier technologies. He shared his experience and perception in over 50 years' chemistry research, and encouraged young students to study diligently and explore bravely.
After the speech, Yan Shijing, Vice President of Sichuan University, met with Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart. The relevant personnel of SCU attended the meeting.
During the meeting, Prof. Yan expressed his gratitude to Mr. J. Fraser Stoddart for his years of support to SCU students. He hoped that Prof. J. Faser Stoddart could visit SCU more frequently and offer more lectures and guidance for the construction of disciplines, personnel training and scientific research of Sichuan University.
SCU attached great importance to international cooperation and exchanges, Mr. J. Fraser Stoddart said, adding that SCU students were passionate about scientific research. I would like to help more Sichuan University students to conduct exchange and further study in first-class universities in the United States, he noted.
Mr. J. Fraser Stoddart is 2016's Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, Academician of the Royal Society in London, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the German Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Also, he is one of the most distinguished scientists in the fields of organic supramolecular chemistry and nanoscience; he had received more than 100 awards in various fields, including International Izatt-Christensen Award in 1994, Cope Scholar Award awarded by American Chemical Society in 1999. In 2007, Queen Elizabeth II personally awarded Knight Bachelor to him. At the same year, he won the Albert Einstein World Award of Science.