Prof. Bernard Lucas Feringa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the design and synthesis of molecular machines in October 2016.

His research interests include stereochemistry, organic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, molecular switches and motors, self-assembly, molecular nanosystems and photopharmacology.

Prof. Feringa, who received two ERC Advanced Grants, is the pioneer of rotary molecular motors. These machines are the size of individual molecules and their integration into entire molecular structures will enable the development of molecular nanomachines, such as nanorobots, with possible applications in cancer therapy and drug administration.

A camera team from the Audiovisual Services of the European Commission filmed Nobel Prize winner Pr. Bernard Feringa in the Netherlands.