Dr. Roeland J. M. Nolte

Dr. Roeland J. M. Nolte is Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands and former Director of the Institute for Molecules and Materials of this university. He is a member of several learned societies, including the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, and the Academia Europaea. He currently holds a special University Chair in Molecular Nanotechnology at Radboud University. His research interests span a broad range of topics at the interfaces of Supramolecular Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, and Biomimetic Chemistry, in which he focuses on the design of catalysts and (macro) molecular materials.

His contributions to science have been recognized with numerous award lectureships and several national and international prizes including the Izatt-Christensen Award for Excellence in Macrocyclic Chemistry, the Linstead Career Award in Phthalocyanine Chemistry, the first Royal Netherlands Academy of Science Chair in Chemistry, an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society, and a knighthood in 2003. He has served on the editorial boards of many scientific journals, including the journal Science (AAAS, Washington) and the RSC journal Chemical Communications (as Chairman).  After his retirement he received twice and ERC Advanced grant, the last one focusing on the encoding of information into polymers by molecular machines.