Nobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart has been named one of 38 “Great Immigrants” for 2017 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which celebrates contributions of naturalized U.S. citizens annually on July 4.

Dr. Stoddart is a Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to him, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, and Bernard Feringa for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.

Dr. Stoddart is a strong proponent of open borders, which he says is a major driver of scientific advancement. Indeed, all six 2016 U.S. Nobel laureates were immigrants.

The honorees were recognized with a full-page ad in The New York Times on July 4.