Bernard Lucas Feringa
University of Groningen
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
International Honorary Member
Professor of Chemistry. Devised the first chiroptical molecular switch and the first light-driven unidirectional rotary molecular motor in studies on functional nanosystems. Developed the first catalytic enantioselective 1,4-addition of organometallic reagents with absolute stereocontrol using a novel class of chiral monodentate phosphoramidite ligands.