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

  • 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

Jeon, J.-W., Kwon, S.-R., Lutkenhaus, J.L. Polyaniline Nanofiber/Electrochemically Reduced Graphene Oxide Layer-by-Layer Electrodes for Electrochemical Energy Storage. Accepted to J. Mat. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/C4TA04697H.

Puhr, J.T., Swerdlow, B.E., Reid, D.K., & 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). DOI: 10.1039/C4SM01527D

Reid, D., Ehlinger, B., Shao, L., & Lutkenhaus, J.L. , Crystallization and Orientation of Isotactic Poly(propylene) in Cylindrical Nanopores. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 52 (21), 1412-1419 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/polb.23577

Sung, C., Hearn, K., & Lutkenhaus, J., Thermal transitions in hydrated layer-by-layer assemblies observed using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Soft Matter 10 (34), 6467-6476 (2014). DOI: 10.1039/C4SM01269K

Shao, L., Jeon, J.-W., & Lutkenhaus, J.L. , Polyaniline Nanofiber/Vanadium Pentoxide Sprayed Layer-by-Layer Electrodes for Energy Storage. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2 (35), 14421-14428 (2014). DOI: 10.1039/C4TA02911A