07 Sep 2007
Einstein Award - The members of the Interdisciplinary Committee of the World Cultural Council announced today, Friday 7 September 2007, that Fraser has been selected as the winner of the ALBERT EINSTEIN World Award of Science 2007. This recognition is for his outstanding and pioneering work in molecular recognition and self-assembly and the introduction of quick and efficient template-directed synthetic routes to mechanically interlocked molecular compounds which have changed the way chemists think about molecular switches and machines. It is a prize that also recognizes the educational impact that Fraser has made, being responsible for putting chemists at the forefront of the burgeoning field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, impacting and inspiring several generations of scientists and taking discoveries from key fundamental observations to important technological advances. The 24th Award Ceremony of the World Cultural Council will take place on Saturday 24 November 2007 in the University Theatre of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico.