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


  • Zhao, X., Vashisth, A., Prehn, E., Sun, W., Shah, S.A., Habib, T., Chen, Y., Tan, Z., Lutkenhaus, J.L., Radovic, M., & Green, M.J., Antioxidants Unlock Shelf-Stable Ti3C2Tx (MXene) Nanosheet Dispersions. Matter (2019).
  • Patel, A.,2 & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Structural Energy and Power for Lightweight Vehicles and Powered Body Armor. HDIAC Journal 6 (2), 4-9 (2019).
  • Zhou, T., Boyd, J.G., Loufakis, D.,2 Lutkenhaus, J., & Lagoudas, D.C., Fabrication, characterization and micromechanics modeling of the electrical conductivity of reduced graphene oxide/aramid nanofiber nanocomposites. Smart Materials and Structures (2019).
  • Luo, S.,2 Lutkenhaus, J.L., & Nasrabadi, H., Experimental study of pore size distribution effect on phase transitions of hydrocarbons in nanoporous media. Fluid Phase Equilibria 487, 8-15 (2019).
  • Aderyani, S., Flouda, P.,2 Lutkenhaus, J.L., & Ardebili, H., The effect of nanoscale architecture on ionic diffusion in rGo/aramid nanofiber structural electrodes. Journal of Applied Physics 125 (18), 185106 (2019).
  • Sarang, K.T.,2 Miranda, A., An, H.,2 Oh, E.-S., Verduzco, R., & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Poly(fluorene-altnaphthalene diimide) as n-Type Polymer Electrodes for Energy Storage. ACS Applied Polymer Materials 1 (5), 1155-1164 (2019).
  • Suarez-Martinez, P.B.,2 Piotr; Sammalkorpi, Maria; Lutkenhaus, Jodie, Time-Temperature and Time-Water Superposition Principles Applied to Poly(allylamine) / Poly(acrylic acid) Complexes. Macromolecules 52 (8), 3066-3074 (2019).
  • Patel, A.G.,2 Johnson, L., Arroyave, R., & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Design of Multifunctional Supercapacitor Electrodes using an Informatics Approach. Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 4 (3), 654-663 (2019).
  • Flouda, P.,2 Feng, X., Boyd, J.G., Thomas, E.L., Lagoudas, D.C., & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Interfacial Engineering of Reduced Graphene Oxide for Aramid Nanofiber-Enabled Structural Supercapacitors. Batteries & Supercaps 2 (5), 464-472 (2019).
  • Li, X.A., H.; Strzalka, J.; Lutkenhaus, J.; Verduzco, R. , Self-Doped Conjugated Polymeric Binders Improve the Capacity and Mechanical Properties of V2O5 Cathodes. Polymers 11 (4), 589 (2019).
  • Habib, T., Zhao, X., Shah, S.A., Chen, Y., Sun, W., An, H., Lutkenhaus, J.L., Radovic, M., & Green, M.J., Oxidation stability of Ti3C2Tx MXene nanosheets in solvents and composite films. npj 2D Materials and Applications 3 (1), 8 (2019).
  • Lakhe, P., Prehn, E., Habib, T., Lutkenhaus, J.L., Radovic, M., Mannan, M.S., & Green, M.J., Process Safety Analysis for Ti3C2Tx MXene Synthesis and Processing. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 58 (4), 1570-1579 (2019).
  • An, H.,2 Habib, T., Shah, S.A., Gao, H., Patel, A., Echols, I., Zhao, X., Radovic, M., Green, M.J., & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Water Sorption in MXene/Polyelectrolyte Multilayers for Ultrafast Humidity Sensing. ACS Applied Nano Materials (2019).
  • Wang, S.,2 Li, F.,3 Easley, A.D.,2 & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Real-time insight into the doping mechanism of redox-active organic radical polymers. Nature Materials 18 (1), 69-75 (2019).
  • Ma, W., Li, S., Kou, D., Lutkenhaus, J.L., Zhang, S., & Tang, B., Flexible, self-standing and patternable P(MMA-BA)/TiO2 photonic crystals with tunable and bright structural colors. Dyes and Pigments 160, 740-746 (2019).
  • Ma, W., Zhang, Y.,2 Li, F.3, Kou, D.; Lutkenhaus, J.L., Layer-by-Layer Assembly and Electrochemical Study of Alizarin Red S-Based Thin Films. Polymers 11 (1), 165.
  • Zhou, T., Boyd, J.G., Lutkenhaus, J.L., & Lagoudas, D.C., Micromechanics modeling of the elastic moduli of rGO/ANF nanocomposites. Acta Mechanica 230 (1), 265-280 (2019).
  • Luo, S.,2 Lutkenhaus, J.L., & Nasrabadi, H., Experimental study of pore size distribution effect on phase transitions of hydrocarbons in nanoporous media. Fluid Phase Equilibria 487, 8-15 (2019).
  • De, S.,3 Purcell, C., Murley, J., Flouda, P., Shah, S., Green, M., & Lutkenhaus, J., Spray-On Reduced Graphene Oxide-Poly(vinyl alcohol) Supercapacitors for Flexible Energy and Power. Advanced Materials Interfaces 5 (23), 1801237 (2018).
  • Kou, D., Ma, W., Zhang, S., Lutkenhaus, J.L., & Tang, B., High-Performance and Multifunctional Colorimetric Humidity Sensors Based on Mesoporous Photonic Crystals and Nanogels. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10 (48), 41645-41654 (2018).
  • Batys, P., Zhang, Y.,2 Lutkenhaus, J.L., & Sammalkorpi, M., Hydration and Temperature Response of Water Mobility in Poly(diallyldimethylammonium)–Poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) Complexes. Macromolecules 51 (20), 8268-8277 (2018).
  • An, H.,2 Li, X., Smith, K.A., Zhang, Y., Verduzco, R., & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Regioregularity and Molecular Weight Effects in Redox-Active Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(ethylene oxide) Electrode Binders. ACS Applied Energy Materials 1 (11), 5919-5927 (2018).
  • O’Neal, J.T.,2 Wilcox, K.G.,1 Zhang, Y.,2 George, I.M.,1 & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Comparison of KBr and NaCl effects on the glass transition temperature of hydrated layer-by-layer assemblies. The Journal of Chemical Physics 149 (16), 163317 (2018).
  • Parviz, D., Shah, S.A., Odom, M., Sun, W., Lutkenhaus, J.L., & Green, M.J., Tailored network formation in graphene oxide gels. Langmuir 34 (29), 8550-8559 (2018).
  • Li, F.,3 Wang, S.,2 Zhang, Y.,2 & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Electrochemical Energy Storage in Poly(dithieno[3,2-b:2′,3′-d]pyrrole) Bearing Pendant Nitroxide Radicals. Chemistry of Materials 30 (15), 5169-5174 (2018).
  • Ye, Y.,3 Xiao, H., Reaves, K., McCulloch, B., Mike, J.F., & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Effect of Nanorod Aspect Ratio on Shear Thickening Electrolytes for Safety-Enhanced Batteries. ACS Applied Nano Materials 1 (6), 2774-2784 (2018).
  • Zhang, Y.,2 Batys, P., O’Neal,2 J.T., Li, F., Sammalkorpi, M., & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Molecular Origin of the Glass Transition in Polyelectrolyte Assemblies. ACS Central Science 4 (5), 638-644 (2018).
  • Lutkenhaus, J., A radical advance for conducting polymers. Science 359 (6382), 1334-1335 (2018).
  • An, H.,2 Habib, T., Shah, S., Gao, H., Radovic, M., Green, M.J., & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Surface-agnostic highly stretchable and bendable conductive MXene multilayers. Science Advances 4 (3) (2018).
  • Fávero, V.O., Oliveira, D.A., Lutkenhaus, J.L., & Siqueira, J.R., Layer-by-layer nanostructured supercapacitor electrodes consisting of ZnO nanoparticles and multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Journal of Materials Science 53 (9), 6719-6728 (2018).
  • Kou, D., Zhang, S., Lutkenhaus, J.L., Wang, L., Tang, B., & Ma, W., Porous organic/inorganic hybrid one-dimensional photonic crystals for rapid visual detection of organic solvents. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 6 (11), 2704-2711 (2018).
  • Sato, K., Ichinoi, R., Mizukami, R., Serikawa, T., Sasaki, Y., Lutkenhaus, J.L., Nishide, H., & Oyaizu, K., Diffusion-Cooperative Model for Charge Transport by Redox-Active Nonconjugated Polymers. Journal of the American Chemical Society 140 (3), 1049-1056 (2018).
  • De, S.3 & Lutkenhaus, J., Corrosion Behaviour of Eco-Friendly Airbrushed Reduced Graphene Oxide-Poly(vinyl alcohol) Coatings. Green Chemistry 20 (2), 506-514 (2018).
  • O’Neal, J.T.,2 Dai, E.Y.,1 Zhang, Y.,2 Clark, K.B.,1 Wilcox, K.G.,1 George, I.M.,1 Ramasamy, N.E.,1 Enriquez, D.,1 Batys, P., Sammalkorpi, M., & Lutkenhaus, J.L., QCM-D Investigation of Swelling Behavior of Layer-by-Layer Thin Films upon Exposure to Monovalent Ions. Langmuir 34 (3), 999-1009 (2018).
  • Aggas, J.R., Harrell, W., Lutkenhaus, J., & Guiseppi-Elie, A., Metal-polymer interface influencesapparent electrical properties of nano-structured polyaniline films. Nanoscale 10 (2), 672-682 (2018).
  • Aggas, J.R., Lutkenhaus, J., & Guiseppi-Elie, A., Chemiresistive and Chemicapacitive DevicesFormed via Morphology Control of Electroconductive Bio-nanocomposites. Advanced Electronic Materials 4 (2), 1700495 (2018).
  • Sung, C. & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Effect of assembly condition on the morphologies and temperaturetriggered transformation of layer-by-layer microtubes. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering 35 (1), 263-271 (2018).
  • Suarez-Martinez, P.C.,2 Robinson, J., An, H.,2 Nahas, R.C., Cinoman, D., & Lutkenhaus, J.L.,Polymer-clay nanocomposite coatings as efficient, environment-friendly surface pretreatments for aluminum alloy 2024-T3. Electrochimica Acta 260 (Supplement C), 73-81 (2018).
  • Luo, S.,2 Lutkenhaus, J.L., & Nasrabadi, H., Multiscale Fluid-Phase-Behavior Simulation in Shale Reservoirs Using a Pore-Size-Dependent Equation of State. SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering 21 (04), 806-820 (2018).
  • Luo, S.,2 Lutkenhaus, J.L., & Nasrabadi, H., Use of Differential Scanning Calorimetry to Study Phase Behavior of Hydrocarbon Mixtures in Nano-Scale Porous Media. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 163, 731-738 (2018).