Fraser Stoddart is the star of a new video published on The Scientists’ Channel, a revolutionary new video platform that enables scientists to present their work and innovations online, in a trusted and moderated way.
In a fascinating interview with SelectScience Editor Dr. Lois Manton-O’Byrne ahead of his Wallace H. Coulter Lecture at Pittcon 2019 in Philadelphia, Fraser talks about the many varied projects of his research group, focusing on everything from energy storage to desalination to drug discovery.
Fraser also highlights the two “serendipitous discoveries” that formed the basis of his lecture and which have led to the formation of two exciting start-up companies, declaring “life is still very much in the fast lane!”
He also discusses the importance of chemistry as a transformative force and relives the life-changing experience and joy of winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016 with his two close friends, Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Ben Feringa.
Looking to the future of chemistry, Fraser declares “the sky is the limit” and compares the level of creativity in the field to that found within arts such as music, literature and painting.
Fraser becomes the second Nobel Laureate in Chemistry to grace the pages of The Scientists’ Channel, which already features exclusive video interviews with some of the most influential names from across the world of science, including 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, Dr. Richard Henderson.
Watch Fraser’s full video interview on The Scientists’ Channel