ChE Teaching Professor Lucas Landherr has been awarded the Provost Advancing Teaching and Learning Grant based on his proposal to develop science comics to improve the undergraduate engineering education.
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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)
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.