Jaime Grunlan

Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professor

Jaime Grunlan

Office: MEOB 220A
Phone: 979.845.3027
Fax: 979.845.3081
Email: jgrunlan@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

Broadly speaking, our research is focused on polymer nanocomposites with transport properties that rival metals and ceramics, while maintaining beneficial polymer mechanical behavior.  We are particularly interested in the development of multifunctional surfaces prepared using the layer-by-layer assembly technology.  Additionally, we are developing fully organic thermoelectric materials that can efficiently convert waste heat to useful voltage.


Awards & Honors

  • Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Senior Faculty Fellow, 2016
  • Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professorship, 2015 – present
  • Dean of Engineering Excellence Award, 2015
  • E. D. Brockett Professorship, 2013
  • L.E. Scriven Young Investigator Award (sponsored by ISCST), 2012
  • Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Development Professor I, 2011 – 2014
  • Carl Dahlquist Award, 2010
  • Dow Young Faculty Award, 2009
  • TEES Select Young Faculty, 2007
  • NSF CAREER, 2007-2012
  • 3M Untenured Faculty Grant, 2007-2010


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2001
  • B.S., North Dakota State University, 1997

Selected Publications

S. Qin,b Y. Song,b M. E. Floto,c J. C. Grunlan,a “Combined high stretchability and gas barrier in hydrogen-bonded multilayer nanobrick wall thin films,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2017, 9, 7903.

M. Culebras,b C. Cho,d M. Krecker,c R. Smith,b Y. Song,b C. Gomez, A. Contarero, J. C. Grunlan,a “High thermoelectric power factor organic thin films through combination of nanotube multilayer assembly and electrochemical polymerization,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2017, 9, 6306.

D. Hagen,b Y. Song,b L. Saucier,c A. Milhorn,c B. Stevens,b J. C. Grunlan,a “Balancing polyelectrolyte diffusion and clay deposition for high gas barrier,” Green Materials 2016, 4, 98.

C. Cho,d M. Culebras,b K. L. Wallace,c Y. Song,b K. Holder,b J.-H. Hsu, C. Yu, J. C. Grunlan,a “Stable n-type thermoelectric multilayer thin films with high power factor from carbonaceous nanofillers,” Nano Energy 2016, 28, 426.

C. Cho,d K. Wallace,c P. Tzeng,b J.-H. Hsu, C. Yu, J. C. Grunlan,a “Outstanding low temperature thermoelectric power factor from completely organic thin films enabled by multi-dimensional conjugated nanomaterials,” Advanced Energy Materials 2016, 6, 1502168.