Professor Dr Ben Feringa CChem FRSC
Appointed Member, retires 2017
Ben L Feringa obtained his PhD at University of Groningen, Netherlands. He worked as a research scientist at Shell, Netherlands and Shell Biosciences Centre, UK before being appointed lecturer, then full professor at the University of Groningen. In 2008 he was appointed Academy Professor and knighted by Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands.
His research interest includes: stereochemistry, organic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, molecular switches and motors, self-assembly and molecular nanosystems, which have been recognised with a number of awards.
He was founding editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry journal and serves as Chair of Editorial Board, Chemistry World and member of Publications Board.