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Lutkenhaus, JIn September Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, associate professor and holder of the William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellowship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, delivered a lecture at the Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium in Bad Neuenahr, Germany.

The symposium was hosted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, The National Academy of Sciences and the Kavli Foundation.

Lutkenhaus presented a lecture titled, “Plastic Power: Organic Polymer Batteries,” in which she discussed the functions and opportunities of energy storage platforms, primarily consisting of polymers. Along with presenting this lecture, Lutkenhaus was also named a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow.

Later in the month, Lutkenhaus received a tremendous honor from the American Chemical Society (ACS). She was named a Women Chemists Committee (WCC) Rising Star. According to the ACS, the WCC Rising Star Award recognizes women scientists “approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.” Along with the award, all of the winners are invited to present at a symposium in their honor.

These are just the two latest in what is growing to be a tremendous number of awards for Lutkenhaus. In late 2016 she received the Van Ness Award from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In March of 2017, she was invited to participate in the World Economic Forum's Young Scientists Program. Also in March, Lutkenhaus and her collaborators’ work was featured on the cover of an issue of Advanced Materials Interfaces