The seminar entitled “The Art of Building Small” brought together over 200 professionals, students, and other individuals interested in the field of chemistry and nanotechnology
The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ-CERCA) hosted a keynote lecture by the prestigious Prof. Ben L. Feringa, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016. The seminar took place at the Auditorium Prof. Dr. Kilian Muñiz of ICIQ and brought together over 200 professionals, students, and other individuals interested in the field of chemistry and nanotechnology.
During the lecture, the scientist presented his latest research and shared his knowledge in the field of nanotechnology and molecular chemistry, concretely in the world of molecular switches and motors creating opportunities for smart drugs, adaptive catalysts or responsive materials. The event, sponsored by BASF, provided a unique opportunity to get a close look at his recent discoveries and delve into the fascinating world of molecular machines.
Prof. Ben L. Feringa is renowned for his pioneering contributions in the field of molecular nanotechnology and the creation of molecular machines. His groundbreaking research on molecular motors has had a transformative impact on the field of chemistry and was recognized with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
ICIQ is a global leader in chemical research and has gained international recognition for its scientific excellence. With this event, ICIQ continues its mission to promote high-quality research and foster dialogue and collaboration with esteemed scientists from around the world.
About Prof. Ben L. Feringa
Prof. Feringa is a principal investigator and professor at the University of Groningen (Netherlands). He is a world-leading expert in the fields of organic chemistry, molecular nanotechnology, and asymmetric catalysis. His pioneering work in the design and synthesis of molecular machines has opened up new horizons in the field of nanotechnology and has garnered various accolades and awards, including the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016.