Lucas Landherr

faculty photo Assistant Academic Specialist
Department of Chemical Engineering
Office: 457 SN
Phone: 617.373-8646


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

Research Focus/Background:

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.