Published on 16 Jan 2020

Nobel Laureate Public Lecture by Professors Ryoji Noyori and Ben Feringa

Organised in conjunction with the Nanyang Research Conference on Synthetic Chemistry and Catalysis, the Nobel Public Lecture was held on 16 January 2020 at the Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre. It was attended by more than 300 attendees. NTU Deputy President and Provost, Prof Ling San, was the Guest-of-Honour. The Japan Embassy and Netherlands Embassy in Singapore also attended the Nobel lecture.

Nobel Laureate Prof Ben Feringa:

My congratulations with the organisation of the fine NRC conference on Synthetic Chemistry & Catalysis. A high level program, I enjoyed every minute and the discussions with colleagues and students. The Nobel public lecture event with Noyori and myself was also a memorable experience for me personally. Thanks for the honours and the great hospitality at NTU and Singapore.

Nobel Laureate Prof Ryoji Noyori:

Although my stay at NTU was very short, I learned much from the conference about the recent advancement of synthesis and catalysis. Furthermore, the motivation of your younger generation was impressive.”

Dr Felix Leon Garcia (Research Fellow, NTU):

"The Synthetic Chemistry and Catalysis conference was a highly enriching experience for students, staff and lecturers. We had the honour to attend the lectures of Nobel laureates Prof Ben Feringa and Prof Ryoji Noyori. The opportunity to listen to two of the greatest scientists of our time, and to interact and talk with them, provides students and staff an extraordinary motivation and drive to keep pushing the border of scientific knowledge."