The University of Nebraska at Kearney has been known for its promotion of undergraduate research, but this year one researcher is even younger than the undergraduate level. Alex Haeberle is a junior at Kearney High School and has been conducting research in the department of chemistry for the past academic year.
Haeberle participated in the UNK Adventures in Chemistry last summer and enjoyed the experience so much he has gone on to continue his research. His research projects have been in the areas of organometallic and organic chemistry, utilizing Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to investigate molecular interactions and molecular structure in solution. Haeberle was a co-author on a poster presentation at the Midwest Regional American Chemical Society Meeting in Lawrence, KS in October. On April 25, he will be giving a presentation at the annual Nebraska Academy of Sciences meeting in Lincoln. Haeberle’s faculty advisor for his research is Dr. Michael Mosher, associate professor of chemistry.
Haeberle’s parents are Drs. John and Yvette Haeberle of Kearney.