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Nobel laureates support research projects at Shanghai university
10.24.2017

    Feringa Nobel Prize Scientist Joint Research Center was unveiled on Sunday at East China University of Science and Technology. Focusing on research of advanced materials, the center is named after 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Bernard Feringa.

    Feringa said at the center's opening ceremony that his dream is to help the young to become scientific stars, and in the age of innovation and as a product of the partnership between two strong players, the center is bound to become a world-class research institute with its own characteristics.

    The center's co-founder Tian He, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, is also a personal friend of Feringa. Tian is known for his close collaborations with many other top scientists as well, including the other two co-winners of 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Sir J. Fraser Stoddart.

    For years, the three Nobel laureates have provided great support to Tian and his team's research efforts on molecular machines and have jointly trained a number of young scientists and post-graduates.

    Also, recently another Nobel laureate Karl Barry Sharpless, winner of 2001 Nobel Prize in Biology, has become an honorary professor at ECUST.