Ben Zercher graduated with a B.S. in chemistry from Butler University, publishing work on chiral light-emitting ionic liquids during his time there. After graduating in 2016, he worked in the Analytical Regulatory Sciences department at Dow AgroSciences. using mass spectrometry in environmental fate studies, while also working to develop a high-resolution MS-MS database. He joined the Bush lab in the winter of 2017, and is currently involved in the structures for lossless ion manipulations (SLIM) project.
Ben Zercher and Todd Hopkins. “Induction of Circularly Polarized Luminescence from Europium by Amino Acid Based Ionic Liquids.” Inorganic Chemistry.2016, 55 (21), 10899–10906.