Jodie Lutkenhaus

Associate Professor

William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellowship


Office: 218 CHEN
Phone: 979.845.2682
Fax: 979.845.6446

Research Website

Research Interests

Dr. Lutkenhaus's research interests focus on polymer thin films, coatings, electroactive polymers, polyelectrolytes, and energy storage. Specific applications include stimuli-responsive smart-coatings, corrosion, dielectrics, batteries, and capacitors. Dr. Lutkenhaus specializes in several analytical characterization techniques including differential scanning calorimetry, quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and electrochemistry.

Awards & Honors

  • Finalist, 2015 World Technology Network Awards
  • Montague CTE Scholar Award 2014-2015
  • George Armistead, Jr. ’23 Faculty Excellence Teaching Award 2014, 2015
  • 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award 2014
  • Kaneka Junior Faculty Scholarship 2014
  • AFOSR YIP 2013
  • TEES Select Young Faculty 2012
  • NSF CAREER 2011
  • ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator 2011


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

Selected Publications

An, H., Mike, J., Smith, K.A., Swank, L., Lin, Y.-H., L. Pesek, S., Verduzco, R., & Lutkenhaus, J.L.,Highly Flexible Self-Assembled V2O5 Cathodes Enabled by Conducting Diblock Copolymers. Scientific Reports 5, 14166 (2015).

Yildirim, E., Zhang, Y., Lutkenhaus, J. L. & Sammalkorpi, M. Thermal Transitions in Polyelectrolyte Assemblies Occur via a Dehydration Mechanism. ACS Macro Letters, 1017-1021, doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00351 (2015).

Zhang, Y., Yildirim, E., Antila, H.S., Valenzuela, L.D., Sammalkorpi, M., & Lutkenhaus, J.L., The influence of ionic strength and mixing ratio on the colloidal stability of PDAC/PSS polyelectrolyte complexes. Soft Matter (2015).

Sung, C., Ye, Y., & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Reversibly pH-Responsive Nanoporous Layer-by-Layer Microtubes. ACS Macro Letters 4 (4), 353-356 (2015).

Kwon, S.R., Jeon, J.-W., & Lutkenhaus, J.L., Sprayable, Paintable Layer-by-Layer Polyaniline Nanofiber/Graphene Electrodes. RSC Advances 5 (20), 14994-15001 (2015).