Big Challenges for Tiny Machines


  • Support from the Italian Ministery of Foreign Affairs (DGPCC) is gratefully acknowledged.


This Special Issue on molecular machines and switches is dedicated to Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart on the occasion of his 65th birthday. As well as giving a brief summary of Prof. Stoddart's work, this Guest Editorial provides an overview of the contributions to the issue, selected to give a quick yet authoritative look at the field of molecular machines and switches as it stands now, and its direction for the near future.