(Posted November 6, 2000)

Dr. James Fraser Stoddart, Saul Winstein Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of California in Los Angeles, will present "Can a Molecular Computer Be Built?" at 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8 in Alumni Hall of the Brumbaugh Science Center on the Juniata College campus. His discussion will focus on nanotechnology, a recent scientific discovery that utilizes small materials, like chemical molecules, to construct objects in miniature form.

Dr. Stoddart was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in the early 1940?s. He earned his bachelor?s degree, Ph.D., and Dr. S. at Edinburgh University. He then earned his FRS at The Royal Society of London. Dr. Stoddart has received many awards and fellowships including the Hope Prize in Chemistry, the Carbohydrate Chemistry Award of The Chemical Society, and the International Izatt-Christensen Award in macrocyclic chemistry.

From 1991-1994, Dr. Stoddart served as the United Kingdom representative on the NATO Special Programme on supramolecular chemistry. He is currently involved in many activities including editor of RCS Monographs on Supramolecular Chemistry, member of the Editorial Board of Bioorganic Chemistry Reviews, and member of the EPSRC Chemistry Committee.

Admission to this event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.