Nobel laureate inspires Fudan students
Updated: 2017-03-07

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Sir James Fraser Stoddart, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry, shares his academic achievements with students and teachers at Fudan University on Mar 1. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

The Scottish-American chemist Sir James Fraser Stoddart, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, shared his academic achievements with students and teachers at Fudan University on Mar 1.

In a presentation titled "Materials beyond Cyclodextrins: A Double Round of Serendipity", Stoddart shared with the university audience two interesting anecdotes from his research on the function of cyclodextrins, and his process to put the substance into practical application. According to Stoddart, chemistry is always full of surprises which invite and encourage researchers to keep exploring.

The Nobel laureate and National 1000-Talent Expert also visited Fudan's chemistry department, where he exchanged his in-depth views on the supramolecular field. He also showed great interest in Fudan's current research, such as metal-organic frameworks, ion channels and biological imaging.

The professor sincerely shared the experiences of his initially tough years with the students. "The most important qualities in doing research are diligence, persistence and health," he emphasized.

Prof. Stoddart was then granted the Wu Zhengkai Prize, as a commendation for his contribution in promoting the development of chemistry at Fudan.

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Prof. Stoddart visits Fudan University's chemistry department on Mar 1 to share his experiences with students and teachers. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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