Ben Feringa

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Ben Feringa
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Ben Feringa in 2017
Bernard Lucas Feringa

(1951-05-18) 18 May 1951 (age 71)
Alma materUniversity of Groningen
Known forMolecular switches/motors, Homogeneous catalysis, stereochemistry, photochemistry
Spouse(s)Betty Feringa
AwardsNobel Prize in Chemistry (2016)
Scientific career
FieldsOrganic Chemistry
Materials Science
InstitutionsUniversity of Groningen, 1984–present
Royal Dutch Shell, 1979–1984
ThesisAsymmetric oxidation of phenols. Atropisomerism and optical activity (1978)
Doctoral advisorHans Wijnberg [nl]

Bernard Lucas "Ben" Feringa (born May 18, 1951 in Barger-Compascuum) is a Dutch chemist, specialized in organic chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology and photochemistry.

Feringa studied at the University of Groningen and is also an academic at the same university.

In 2016, he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for supramolecular chemistry, together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Fraser Stoddart.