About the Author
Ben L. Feringa is the Distinguished Jacobus Van't Hoff Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Groningen, where he is also the director of the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry. His research career spans four decades and covers topics as diverse as materials science, total synthesis, homogeneous catalysis and of course molecular photochemistry with chirality as the core guiding theme in his research career which includes over 500 scientific papers published to date. For his contributions to research he has received numerous awards including the Spinoza award of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific research and the ACS Norrish Award and is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Honorary Foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was appointed recently as an Academy Professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences.