• Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Leland T. Jordan ’29 Chair Professor
Jaime Grunlan

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota — 2001
  • B.S., Chemistry, North Dakota State University — 1997

Research Interests

    • Functional polymer nanocomposites
    • Water-based polymer coatings
    • Polyelectrolyte complexes
    • Flame retardant treatments
    • Polymer-particle interactions
    • Protective polymeric barriers to oxygen, moisture, etc.
    • High dielectric breakdown strength materials
    • Organic thermoelectric materials

Industry Experience

    • Three years at Avery Dennison’s Avery Research Center (ARC) as a Senior Research Engineer
    • Participated in various polymer-focused research and development efforts

Awards & Honors

  • 2021 International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), Fellow
  • 2020 - present Leland T. Jordan ’29 Chair Professorship
  • 2019 National Academy of Inventors Senior Member
  • 2018 Doctor honoris causa, University of South Brittany, France
  • 2018 ASME Fellow
  • 2016 Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Senior Faculty Fellow
  • 2015-2020 Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professorship
  • 2015 Dean of Engineering Excellence Award
  • 2013 E. D. Brockett Professorship
  • 2012 L.E. Scriven Young Investigator Award (sponsored by ISCST)
  • 2011-2014 Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Development Professor I
  • 2010 Carl Dahlquist Award
  • 2009 Dow Young Faculty Award
  • 2007 TEES Select Young Faculty
  • 2007-2012 NSF CAREER
  • 2007-2010 3M Untenured Faculty Grant

Selected Publications

  • C. T. Long,b R. Wang, C. Shoalmire, D. S. Antao, P. J. Shamberger, J. C. Grunlan,a “Efficient heat shielding of steel with multilayer nanocomposite thin film,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2021, 13, 19369.
  • D. L. Stevens,b Adrian Ortiz,c C. Cho,d G. A. Gamaged, Z. Ren, J. C. Grunlan,a “Influence of cation size on the thermoelectric behavior of salt-doped organic nanocomposite thin films,” Applied Physics Letters 2021, 118, 151904 (Editor’s Pick).
  • S. Lazar,b R. Shen, Y. Quan, B. Palen,b Q. Wang, C. J. Ellison, J. C. Grunlan,a “Mixed solvent synthesis of polydopamine nanospheres for sustainable multilayer flame retardant nanocoating,” Polymer Chemistry 2021, 12, 2389.
  • S. Lazar,b T. J. Kolibaba,b J. C. Grunlan,a “Flame retardant surface treatments,” Nature Reviews Materials 2020, 5, 259 (front cover article).
  • S. Qin,b S. Xiang, B. Eberle,c K. Xie, J. C. Grunlan,a “High moisture barrier with synergistic combination of SiOx and polyelectrolyte nanolayers,” Advanced Materials Interfaces 2019, 6, 1900740.