University of Nottingham lecturer wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry

He helped the development of machines that are a thousand times thinner than a strand of human hair

An honorary professor and lecturer at the University of Nottingham has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, an honorary professor in the school of chemistry, is part of a team have been awarded for developing the world’s tiniest machines.

He took up his position at Nottingham in August 2015 and has been closely involved in the development of Nottingham’s world-leading nanoscale and microscale materials research.

The professor has given a number of lectures at Nottingham over the last decade, inspiring researchers across the university.