Jodie L. Luktenhaus

Associate Professor - Chemical Engineering

Holder of William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellowship

Contact Information

Phone: (979)-845-2682

Fax: (979)-845-6446


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  • Ph. D. 2007, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S. 2002, Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

Dr. Lutkenhaus's research interests focus on designing organic thin films and nanostructures to enable the development of novel organic energy systems and smart-coatings. Areas of investigation include learning how polymer thin films behave in confinement; fabrication of polymer nanowires and nanotubules; polyelectrolytes and layer-by-layer assembly; designing lithium-ion battery electrode and electrolyte materials; and understanding electrochemical processes within these materials.


  • 2011 – Present           Professor of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • 2009 – 2010                Professor of Chemical Engineering, Yale University
  • 2006                            Graduate Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2003 – 2006                Graduate Teaching Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Jeon, J.-W., Kwon, S. R., Li, F. & Lutkenhaus, J. L. Spray-On Polyaniline/Poly(acrylic acid) Electrodes With Enhanced Electrochemical Stability. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Just Accepted (2015).
  • An, H.2 et al. Highly Flexible Self-Assembled V2O5 Cathodes Enabled by Conducting Diblock Copolymers. Scientific Reports 5, 14166, (2015). (Highlighted in C&EN News October 2, 2015).
  • Yildirim, E., Zhang, Y.,2 Lutkenhaus, J. L.* & Sammalkorpi, M.* Thermal Transitions in Polyelectrolyte Assemblies Occur via a Dehydration Mechanism. ACS Macro Letters 4, 1017-1021, doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00351 (2015).
  • Zhang, Y.,2 Yildirim, E., Antila, H.S., Valenzuela, L.D.,1 Sammalkorpi, M., & Lutkenhaus, J.L.,* The influence of ionic strength and mixing ratio on the colloidal stability of PDAC/PSS polyelectrolyte complexes. Soft Matter Advance Article (2015).
  • Sung, C.,2 Ye, Y.,1 & Lutkenhaus, J.L.,* Reversibly pH-Responsive Nanoporous Layer-by-Layer Microtubes. ACS Macro Letters 4 (4), 353-356 (2015). (A “most read” paper April 2015).
  • Kwon, S.R.,2 Jeon, J.-W.,2 & Lutkenhaus, J.L.,* Sprayable, paintable layer-by-layer polyaniline nanofiber/graphene electrodes. RSC Advances 5 (20), 14994 15001 (2015).
  • Reid, D.K.,2 Alves Freire, M.,1 Yao, H., Sue, H.-J., & Lutkenhaus, J.L.,* The Effect of Surface Chemistry on the Glass Transition of Polycarbonate Inside Cylindrical Nanopores. ACS Macro Letters, 151-154 (2015).
  • Jeon, J.-W.,2 Kwon, S.R.,2 & Lutkenhaus, J.L.,* Polyaniline nanofiber/electrochemically reduced graphene oxide layer-by-layer electrodes for electrochemical energy storage. Journal of Materials Chemistry A (7), 3757-3767 (2015). (A “most read” paper January 2015).
  •  Jeon, J.-W.,2 Zhang, L., Lutkenhaus, J.L., Laskar, D.D., Lemmon, J.P., Choi, D., Nandasiri, M.I., Hashmi, A., Xu, J., Motkuri, R.K., Fernandez, C.A., Liu, J., Tucker, M.P., McGrail, P.B., Yang, B., & Nune, S.K., Controlling Porosity in Lignin-Derived Nanoporous Carbon for Supercapacitor Applications. ChemSusChem 8 (3), 428-432 (2015). (Received Cover, A “most read” paper October 2014).
  • Puhr, J.T., 2 Swerdlow, B.E.,1 Reid, D.K.,2 & Lutkenhaus, J.L.,* The effect of nanoparticle location and shape on thermal transitions observed in hydrated layer-by-layer assemblies. Soft Matter 10 (40), 8107- 8115 (2014).