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Welcome to the Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group Website. We are located in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. We harness molecular recognition and self-assembly processes in template-directed protocols for the synthesis of functionalized and mechanized molecules, prior to their being introduced into integrated nanosystems. The website is oriented towards prospective graduate and postdoctoral students to give them a glimpse of our ongoing research activities as well as ourselves. To learn more about past and present group members, articles published by the group, breaking news and more, we invite you to explore the various sections. To get information on the group leader, please see the Fraser Stoddart section.


A Milestone: Reaching 200 Publications In JACS

A recent research paper—by Postdoctoral Fellow Tae-woo Kwon and co-workers—entitled “Mechanochemical Enhancement of the Structural Stability of Pseudorotaxane Intermediates in the Synthesis of Rotaxanes”...
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Welcome to Four New Group Members – Fall 2022

The Stoddart Group welcomes the arrival of three new Postdoctoral Fellows – Dr. Shuliang Yang, Dr. Surojit Bhunia, Dr. Xueze Zhao – and one...
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An Electric Molecular Motor by Long Zhang Published in Nature

A new type of electric molecular motor has now been introduced into the Molecular Machine family! The collaborative efforts of Postdoctoral Fellow Long Zhang...
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Marco Ovalle and James Seale selected as 2023 Foresight Fellows

One former group member and one current member, Marco Ovalle and Jim Seale, respectively, have been selected to be the 2023 Foresight Fellows in...
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Former Stoddart Postdoc Cristian Pezzato becomes Assistant Professor at the University of Padova

Former Postdoctoral Fellow Cristian Pezzato, who moved to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) as a Junior Group Leader in 2019,...
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