Weber receives Inaugural Laursen Scholarship

in Front Page, Research
June 23rd, 2014

LSRS Recipient, Jeremy Weber  (photo courtesy of Steven Hannigan)

LSRS Recipient, Jeremy Weber
(photo courtesy of Steven Hannigan)

Undergraduate student Jeremy Weber, a rising Junior doing research in Prof. Linda Doerrer’s laboratory, is the inaugural 2014 recipient of the Laursen Summer Research Scholarship (LSRS).  Jeremy’s summer research continues his investigations in the Doerrer group into a synthesis of nanoscale, zero-valent iron particles.  His work focuses on hydrothermal and inert atmosphere syntheses to make these reactions easily scalable.  The goal of this project is to take advantage of iron’s high magnetic susceptibility and use these particles as a contrast agent for magnetic imaging.

The scholarship is funded by the Laursen Endowment, which was created to honor Prof. Emeritus Richard Laursen by his former students. The goal of the Laursen Endowment is to advance the training of highly qualified BU chemistry students interested in pursuing scientific careers by providing salary support pursue research during the summer term.