Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, Ghent
In 2016, Sir James Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern University, US) won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his part in designing a molecular machine. Now he travels around the world to inspire young chemists. On Twitter, @sirfrasersays spreads the word about the beauty of chemistry.
On 20 May 2019 he will give a lecture in Ghent about Science for Sustainable Development.
After his lecture, the winners of the video contest for alumni will present their winning video on how their studies at Ghent University have contributed to achieve one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals.
17:00 Meet and greet with Sir Fraser Stoddart (selfie time!)
18:00 Welcome by Prof. Mieke Van Herreweghe, vice-rector, and introduction of the Nobel Laureate
18.10 Lecture by Sir Fraser Stoddart: ‘Serendipity Stokes Discovery: Disrupting Established Industries’
19.10 Appraisal by Alexander De Croo, minister of Finance and Development Cooperation
19.30 Award of the alumni video contest on Sustainable Development Goals:
- ‘Multidisciplinarity Driving Innovation: Integrating Ecology and Engineering’ by Emile Lemey, alumnus Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering: Environmental Technology
- ‘From Innovation to Impact: Rural Outreach in Smallholder Farming’ by Emanuel Amoakwah, alumnus Master of Science in Physical Land Resources