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Ben Feringa elected member American Philosophical Society

30 May 2024

Prof. Ben Feringa has been elected member of the American Philosophical Society (APS), one of the oldest learned societies in the United States, composed of top scholars in a wide variety of disciplines. The APS was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin. The Society has approximately 1,000 elected members, of whom about 160 are international members.

Prof. Ben Feringa
Prof. Ben Feringa

Ben Feringa (1951) is professor of synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Groningen and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016. He received the prize together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage (France) and Sir James Fraser Stoddart (UK) for their work on the development of molecular machines. Feringa has achieved breakthroughs in various fields of chemistry, including organic synthesis, catalysis, supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology. His research performance is so exceptional that he is generally regarded as one of the world’s most creative and productive chemists. 

The American Philosophical Society is one of the oldest learned societies in the United States. With the goal of “promoting useful knowledge,” the APS honors scholars and scientists, offering intellectual fellowships and elected memberships, and engages their work with semi-annual meetings, publications, lectures, exhibitions, and access to their internationally-recognized research library.

Read the full list of 2024 APS Members on the American Philosophical Society website.

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