Principal Investigator

Jimmy Lawrence

Assistant Professor (Google Scholar, LinkedIn)

M.F. Gautreaux/Albemarle Foundation Professor

Education

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California, Santa Barbara (adviser: Dr. Craig J. Hawker)

PhD, Polymer Science & Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (adviser: Dr. Todd Emrick)

Research Engineer, Research Scientist, Schlumberger

MS, Chemical Engineering, The University of Tokyo (adviser: Dr. Takeo Yamaguchi, now at TiTech)

BS, Chemical Engineering, The University of Tokyo (adviser: Dr. S. Kraines, Dr. H. Komiyama)

Awards

  • Dow Materials Institute Travel Award, 2015, 2016, 2017

  • Schlumberger Innovation Award 2008

  • Outstanding Performance, Schlumberger, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

  • Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho) Full Scholarship, 2003

  • Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho) Full Scholarship, 1999

  • US Patents (11 granted)

 
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Openings
Postdoctoral fellows

We welcome applications from talented postdocs. We seek candidates with backgrounds in the synthesis of small molecules, polymers, and/or nanomaterials. Please email Dr. Lawrence a brief cover letter indicating your research experience and areas of interest, along with a single PDF file that includes your CV and first-authored publications. In the cover letter please indicate your graduation timeline and career plan.

Group Members

Graduate students

  • Jingya Xiao

Undergraduate students

  • Phihan Nguyen

  • Joshua Gorman

  • Lucas C. Condes (REU, U of Oklahoma)

  • Michael Dearman

  • MarieClaire deKeyzer

High school interns

  • Ava Kadi (St. Joseph Academy)

Mentees (previous)

LSU

  • John Gravois

  • Charles Deshotel

  • Ruth Akintoye (LSU Env. Sci)

UCSB

  • Eisuke Goto (Yamagata Univ. (JSPS), Shin-etsu Chemical (Shintech))

  • Akira Watanabe (Asahi Chemical)

  • Dong Sub Kim (Calient Technologies)

  • Sivaprakash Shanmugam (UNSW Sydney, Carnegie-Mellon)

  • Cheng Zhang (U of Queensland, UCSB)

  • Allison Abdilla (McMaster University, UCSB)

  • Mitchell Nothling (U. of Melbourne)

    UMass Amherst

  • Eva Izquierdo (ESPCI Paris Tech)

  • Jeffrey Dewey (Amherst Regional High School, UMass Amherst, U of Chicago)

    Schlumberger

  • Rekha Tulsan (UMass Boston, Bristol-Myers Squibb)

  • Joann Wu (MIT, Kaiser Permanente)

  • Jane Lam (Schlumberger, Harvard Square Eye Care)

  • Rina Baba (U. of Toronto, Schlumberger)

  • Narendra Duhita (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Otsuka Pharmaceutical)

Research opportunities

Postdoctoral fellows

We welcome applications from talented postdocs. We seek candidates with backgrounds in the synthesis of small molecules, polymers, and/or nanomaterials. Please email Dr. Lawrence a brief cover letter indicating your research experience and areas of interest, along with a single PDF file that includes your CV and first-authored publications. In the cover letter please indicate your graduation timeline and career plan.

Graduate students

Prospective graduate students who are interested in joining the group should apply to the PhD program in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or to one of the degree options offered by LSU (http://gradapply.lsu.edu). Dr. Lawrence does not make admission decisions. Once you are admitted into a graduate program, contact Dr. Lawrence to discuss research opportunities. Please visit the following websites for more information about graduate admissions at LSU.

Chemical Engineering Graduate Program, Chemistry Graduate Program

Undergraduate students

If you are interested to carry out undergraduate research with us, please complete the Undergraduate Researcher form below and send it to Dr. Lawrence along with your resume, unofficial transcript, and a brief cover letter summarizing your research interests, semester(s) you would like to work, and hours per week you would like to work. We are most interested in undergraduate researchers who can work for multiple semesters in the lab. Substantial hands-on lab experience will allow for meaningful training, effective mentoring, and major contributions to the team.

If you apply for a position, your information will be distributed to our group members and they will contact you directly if they are interested. Our goal is to match selected undergraduate students with mentors a few weeks before the start of the semester of interest. 

Undergraduate Research Application Form