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Ben Feringa

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Ben Feringa
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Ben Feringa in 2017
Born Bernard Lucas Feringa
(1951-05-18) 18 May 1951 (age 67)
Barger-Compascuum, Netherlands
Residence Groningen, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Alma mater University of Groningen
Known for Molecular switches/motors, Homogeneous catalysis, stereochemistry, photochemistry
Spouse(s) Betty Feringa
Awards Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2016)
Scientific career
Fields Organic Chemistry
Materials Science
Institutions University of Groningen, 1984–present
Royal Dutch Shell, 1979–1984
Thesis Asymmetric oxidation of phenols. Atropisomerism and optical activity (1978)
Doctoral advisor Hans 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.