ChE Assistant Teaching Professor Lucas Landherr, working under the pseudonym Dr. Dante Shepherd, has created a series of web comics not only as a creative outlet but also to help students understand...
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- B.S. (Chemical Engineering) Lafayette College, 2005
- Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) Cornell University, 2010
- Dr. R. H. Sioui Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2015
- Omega Chi Epsilon Faculty Member of the Year Award - 2015
- Provost Grant for Advancing Undergraduate Teaching and Learning - Recipient, 2015
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.
Research & Scholarship Interests
Department Research Areas
Honors & Awards
Unit Operations; Conservation Principles; Process Control; Transport; Thermodynamics
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- member of the Societal Impact Operating Council
American Society of Engineering Education
American Chemical Society
• “Feedback Controls.” Shepherd, D. * (w) and Lai, M. (p). Boston, MA: Northeastern University. 2015 [8 1/2" X 11" science comic. 1-8]
• “Uncertainty.” Shepherd, D. * (w) and Kahl, A. (p). Boston, MA: Northeastern University. 2015 [8 1/2" X 11" science comic. 1-6]
• “Data Analysis.” Shepherd, D. * (w) and Sparks, B. (p). Boston, MA: Northeastern University. 2015 [8 1/2" X 11" science comic. 1-5]
• “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.
(*- D. Shepherd is the creative pseudonym for L. Landherr)
Professor Lucas Lanherr has recently launched a Kickstarter project to produce a second collection of his webcomic, Surviving the World, which he has written for eight years under the pseudonym Dante...
Professor Landherr was recently published in the anthology The Hustle Economy: Transforming Your Creativity Into a Career with a short story titled “Respect the Catalysts” under the pseudonym Dante Shepherd.