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Faculty Profile

Lucas Landherr

Assistant Academic Specialist, Chemical Engineering
457 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Dr. Lucas Landherr received his Bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in 2005 with an honors thesis studying drag-reducing polymers. He then completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 2010, developing and characterizing thin polymer films and brushes as nanoscale lubricants. While at Cornell, he received a GK-12 NSF Fellowship, with which he designed curriculum and physics experiments for high school classrooms. Most recently, Dr. Landherr completed an NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in 2012, where he conducted research on polymeric interactions with superhydrophobic surfaces.


  • B.S. (Chemical Engineering) Lafayette College, 2005
  • Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) Cornell University, 2010

Research & Scholarship Interests

Development of research-inspired STEM experiments for K-12 classrooms; Integrating inquiry-based learning into all levels of K-12 and undergraduate education.
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Department Research Areas

Teaching Interests

Unit Operations; Conservation Principles; Process Control; Transport; Thermodynamics

Professional Affiliations

Member: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member: American Society of Engineering Education

Selected Publications

• “Interfacial Friction and Adhesion of Polymer Brushes.” Landherr, L.J.T.; Cohen, C.; Agarwal, P.; Archer, L.A. Langmuir 2011, 27, 9387-9395.
• “Effect of Pendent Chains on the Interfacial Properties of Thin Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Networks.” Landherr, L.J.T.; Cohen, C.; Archer, L.A. Langmuir 2011, 27, 5944-5952.
• “Interfacial friction of thin PDMS network films.” Landherr, L.J.T.; Zhang, Q.; Cohen, C.; Archer, L.A. Journal of Polymer Science B, 2008, 46, 1773-1787.

Related News

December 4, 2014

Academic Specialist Dr. Lucas Landherr has been invited to participate at the upcoming Story Collider show on Tuesday, December 9 in Cambridge, MA where people share real stories about science.