JCU Events LF Power Memorial Lecture 2019

JCU Events

Mon, 11 Feb 2019

LF Power Memorial Lecture 2019


When: 11 February 19, 4:30pm -- 6:30pm

Where: At James Cook University
Building 142 - The Science Place, Townsville Campus

Guest Speaker Sir Fraser Stoddart

2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University

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Light Refreshments provided

About the Lecture

Associate Professor Leslie Frederick Power (BCom, BSc, PhD) is remembered by his former colleagues and students for his many contributions to James Cook University and for his special interest in student affairs. A broad interest in physical science led him to a first class honours degree in Chemistry at the University of Queensland in 1962. In the same year he became one of the first academic staff to be appointed at the University College of Townsville - later to become James Cook University of North Queensland.

He served on the first council of the University and was Dean of the Faculty of Science. At the time of his death he was acting Head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The L. F. Power Memorial Lecture is an invited lecture in honour of the memory of Les Power.

About the Speaker

The academic career of Sir Fraser Stoddart, who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, can be traced from the Athens of the North to the Windy City beside Lake Michigan with interludes on the edge of the Canadian Shield beside Lake Ontario, in the Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire, on the Plains of Cheshire beside the Wirral, in the Midlands of the Heartland of Albion, and in the City of the Angels beside the Peaceful Sea. Sir Fraser is known for his pursuing chemistry beyond the molecule, which, combined with his interest in templation, has led to the template directed synthesis, based on molecular recognition and self-assembly processes, of a wide range of mechanically interlocked molecules, bistable variants of which have found their way into molecular electronic devices and drug delivery systems. Sir Fraser has authored over 1000 publications and he has given over 1000 invited lectures. He has mentored more than 400 graduate students  and postdoctoral fellows during more than four decades as a professor, scholar and researcher in chemistry. Many of them are now engaged successfully in scholarly pursuits of their own, in academia, in publishing, in industry, in commerce, and in government.

Professor Stoddart was appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a Knight Bachelor in her 2007 New Year’s Honors list for services to chemistry and molecular nanotechnology. In the same year, he won the King Faisal International Prize in Science, the Albert Einstein World Award in Science, the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, and the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry. In 2010, he was the recipient of a Royal Medal, granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and presented to him by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (1994) and a Member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2012) and the National Academy of Sciences (2014). In 2016, he received The Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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