john johnson

John Johnson is a chemistry major performing research in the lab of KC Russell. His organic synthesis work has focused on preparing supramolecular systems that have interesting properties with applications in sensing and nonlinear optics.

A recent convert to chemistry, Professor Russell indicates that “although there are members who have been in my group longer, none have shown the commitment and potential John has.” He has presented at local and regional scientific meetings and will represent NKU in Professor Russell’s multi-institution research collaboration this summer. He plans on attending graduate school in chemistry following graduation from NKU.

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