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Academician of the American Academy of Sciences, Peter J. Stang Visited NWAFU for Academic Exchanges

Author: Authors: Chao Shuang Photos: Yu Yueyuan  Date:2018-10-18     Read:

Recently, at the invitation of College of Chemistry and Pharmacy, NWAFU, Professor Peter J. Stang ---Academician of  the American Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of the University of Utah, made a speech entitled "Abiological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycles and metallacages via Coordination" for more than 100 teachers and students in the conference room 208 of the Division of International Cooperation and Exchange.

In his two-hour report, Professor Stang systematically introduced the "directional bonding" self-assembly method he discovered and developed, and the various two-dimensional polygons, three-dimensional polyhedron supramolecular structures constructed by this method, and introduced these complexes’potential applications in sensing, catalysis, gas storage, drug delivery, anti-tumor formulations and many other fields. Professor Stang's report was inspiring and informative, showing the charm of non-biological self-assembly chemistry to teachers and students. During the discussion, Professor Stang not only exchanged in-depth his ideas of the academic issues the teachers and students were interested in, but also shared his views on scientific research. He emphasized the importance of aiming at the frontier basic research of the discipline, and believed that only the work promoting the development of the discipline to a higher level should be considered excellent.In addition, he said that, “the excellent researchers must have ‘Passion, Patience & Persistence’. I believe anyone who arethoughtful, insightful, fearless of failure and persistent in exploration will surely make great accomplishment. “

Peter J. Stang is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of American Chemical Society (JACS), Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Utah, foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and foreign academician of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He received his bachelor's degree from DePaul University in Chicago in 1963, his Ph.D. in Berkeley from the University of California in 1966, conducting his postdoctoral research at Princeton University from 1967 to 1968, and his teaching at the University of Utah in 1969.  

Translated by: Zhao Rui

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