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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

Supra molecular and nano chemistry: Synthesis and self-assembly of electro active pi-systems in solution, monolayers, and thin films.
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.
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 – 2016: >20 MDKK


82 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals (J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem., Nano Letters, Adv. Mater. etc.), 5 patents. According to the ISI Web of Science, >1900 citations (March 2016) have been achieved in the period 1999–present with an h-index of 22 and 3 publications have been cited more than 100 times. See list of publications for details.

Selected recent publication

Thomas Just Sørensen, Dong Shi, Bo W. Laursen, “Tetramethoxy-aminorhodamine (TMARh) – a bichromophore, an improved fluorophore, and a pH-switch”, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2016, 22, 7046

Zhongming Wei, Xintai Wang, Anders Borges, Marco Santella, Tao Li, Jakob Kryger Sørensen, Marco Vanin, Wenping Hu, Yunqi Liu, Jens Ulstrup, Gemma C. Solomon, Qijin Chi, Thomas Bjørnholm, Kasper Nørgaard, and Bo W. Laursen. “Triazatriangulene as Binding Group for Molecular Electronics”, Langmuir, 2014, 30, 14868–14876

Dong Shi, Christian Schwall, George Sfintes, Erling Thyrhaug, Peter Hammershøj, Marite Cárdenas, Jens B. Simonsen, and Bo W. Laursen, “Counterions control whether self-assembly leads to formation of stable and well-defined unilamellar nanotubes or nanoribbons and nanorods”, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2014, 20, 6853-6856

Thomas Just Sørensen, Erling Thyrhaug, Mariusz Szabelski, Rafal Luchowski, Ignacy Gryczynski, Zygmunt Gryczynski, and Bo W. Laursen, “Azadioxatriangulenium: a long fluorescence lifetime fluorophore for large biomolecule binding assay”, Methods Appl. Fluoresc., 2013, 1, 025001 (6pp).

Søren Petersen, Magni Glyvradal, Peter Bøggild, Wenping Hu, Robert Feidenhans´l and Bo W. Laursen, “Graphene Oxide as a Mono Atomic Blocking Layer”, ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 8022–8029.

Tao Li, Jonas Rahlf Hauptmann, Zhongming Wei, Søren Petersen, Nicolas Bovet, Tom Vosch, Jesper Nygård, Wenping Hu, Yunqi Liu, Thomas Bjørnholm, Kasper Nørgaard, and Bo W. Laursen, “Solution-Processed Ultrathin Chemically Derived Graphene Films as Soft Top Contacts for Solid-State Molecular Electronic Junctions”, Advanced Materials, 2012, 24, 1333–1339.


“Substituted acridine and xanthenium or acridine a-like and xanthenium a-like fluorescent dyes”, T.J. Sørensen, B.W. Laursen, M. Santella, PA 2015 70034

“Azatriangulenium salts as pet-quenched fluorescent probes”, B.W. Laursen, M. Rosenberg & T.J. Sørensen. Filed 2013, PA 2013 70616. WO 2015058777 A1

“Sol-gel based matrix”, T.J. Sørensen, M. Rosenberg & B.W. Laursen. Filed 2013, PA 2013 70617. WO/2015/058778

”Reagent for detecting an analyt”, Jens Christian Norrild; Bo Wegge Laursen. (Precisense A/S, Den.). PCT Int. Appl. (2005)

“Triangulenium fluorescent dyes and polymers comprising such dyes”, Bo Wegge Laursen; Roice Michael; Søeren Flygenring Christensen. (Versamatrix A/S, Den.). PCT Int. Appl. (2005)

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