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 (www.ku-dyes.com/ )
2015 - Founder and board member of FRS Systems ApS (www.frs-systems.com/ )
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.
Supramolecular and nano chemistry: Synthesis and self-assembly of emissive pi-systems in solution, nanostructures, thin films, and crystals.
Materials science/chemistry: Structures, optical and electronic properties of thin films of molecular materials.
External funding covering the period from 2003 – 2022: >50 MDKK
117 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, >4000 citations (August 2022) have been achieved in the period 1999–present with an h-index of 33. See list of publications for details.