Bo Wegge Laursen

Bo Wegge Laursen


Born March 21st, 1970
Married to Malene de Place
Children: Laura (1995), Karl (1997) and William (2000)

Selected academic experience and positions

2015 - Founder and CEO of KU Dyes ApS ( )
2015 - Founder and board member of FRS Systems ApS ( )
2013 - Director for Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen.
2013 - Professor of chemistry at University of Copenhagen.
2009 - 2013 Associate professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.
2010 - Leader for the Section for Nano Chemistry at Institute of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.
2009 – 2015 Project manager for Chinese Danish Center for Self-assembled molecular electronic nanosystems.
2006 – 2009 Research associate professor, Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry,University of Copenhagen.
2004 – 2006 Research assistant professor, Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.
2003 – 2004 Post Doctoral fellow in the group of Professor J. F. Stoddart at University of California, Los Angeles.
2001 – 2003 Post Doctoral position at the Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.
1998 – 2001 Ph.D. from University of Copenhagen, work carried out at Risø National Laboratory, Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Chemistry.

Current research interests

Dyes and photo physics: Energy transport in molecular materials. Synthesis and photo physical properties of cationic organic dyes. Development and applications of fluorescent labels and sensors.

Supra molecular and nano chemistry: Synthesis and self-assembly of electro active pi-systems in solution, monolayers, and thin films.

Materials science/chemistry: Structures and electronic properties of thin films of molecular materials. Molecular devices: molecule-metal interfaces. Graphene synthesis and applications in molecular electronic devices.

External funding covering the period from 2003 – 2019: >30 MDKK


105 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals (J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem., Nano Letters, Adv. Mater. etc.), 7 patents. According to the ISI Web of Science, >3000 citations (September 2019) have been achieved in the period 1999–present with an h-index of 29. See list of publications for details.

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