Ronald Laehn

Chemistry Major

Expected Graduation: May 2021


I am a senior chemistry major and mathematics minor from South Elgin, Illinois. I am pursuing graduate school in physical/analytical chemistry in hopes of becoming a research chemist. I also enjoy playing guitar, cycling, and running.

Contribution to NEXT

I am a physical and analytical chemical researcher for the NEXT lab. I work on the purification and characterization of molten salt through the use of differential scanning calorimetry, gas chromatography mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy and titrimetry.

What you like about NEXT?

I enjoy working and learning alongside professional scientist to research real world problems.


Dow Employee Scholar

Tommy J. McCord Research Scholarship

ACS Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry

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