Solvay applauds Feringa’s winning 2016 Chemistry Nobel Prize

Solvay applauds Feringa’s winning of 2016 Chemistry Nobel Prize

7:17 AM, 6th October 2016
Solvay applauds Feringa’s winning of 2016 Chemistry Nobel Prize
Ben Feringa, one of the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016. He won the ‘Chemistry for Future Solvay Prize’ in November last year for his groundbreaking work on unidirectional molecular motors. (File photo)

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Solvay SA applauds that Dutch scientist Ben Feringa is among the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016, nearly one year after he won the “Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize.”

Ben Feringa, professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, won the Nobel Prize jointly with France’s Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Fraser Stoddart of the UK for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.

Feringa’s groundbreaking work on unidirectional molecular motors, a research field that paves the way to new therapeutic and technological applications with nano robots, earned him the Chemistry for Future Solvay Prize in November last year.

The Solvay prize of €300,000 aims to recognize ?every other year ?a major scientific discovery that lays the foundation of the chemistry of the future while promoting human progress.

“We are thrilled that Ben Feringa is among the winners of the Nobel Prize, the ultimate recognition that so many scientists dream of. This makes us at Solvay particularly proud to have rewarded him the Solvay Prize and contribute to further advance his research,” said Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay. “We are convinced that chemistry, both as a science and as an industry, is crucial in delivering solutions for society and in helping human progress.”

Solvay created the prize in 2013 to celebrate its creation 150 years earlier by Ernest Solvay and to perpetuate his commitment as a dedicated and inspired supporter of scientific research.??

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