The new Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences building of the University of Groningen will be named Feringa Building in honour of the recently awarded Nobel laureate professor Ben Feringa. Jasper Knoester, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, made the announcement at a Faculty reception held on Friday in honour of Feringa.
Prof. Ben Feringa was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on October 5 for his contribution to ‘the design and synthesis of molecular machines’. The prize is shared with Jean-Pierre Sauvage (University of Strasbourg, France) and Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern University, USA).
The Feringa Building will be built on the Zernike Campus Groningen in two phases, between 2017 and 2022. It will replace the outdated Nijenborgh 4 building.
For more information about the Feringa building check the press release of the University of Groningen here.