Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Multifunctional Thin Films
Jaime C. Grunlan
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University
Dr. Jaime Grunlan joined Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in July of 2004, after spending three years at the Avery Research Center in Pasadena, CA as a Senior Research Engineer. He obtained a B.S. in Chemistry, with a Polymers & Coatings emphasis, from North Dakota State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Materials Science and Engineering. While at Avery Dennison, Dr. Grunlan studied a variety of polymeric systems with unique transport, biological, and/or optical behavior. At Minnesota, he studied segregated network composites using polymer emulsions and a variety of conductive nanoparticles. His current research interests lie in both the development of multifunctional thin films (< 1 μm) using layer-by-layer assembly and the study of electrically and/or thermally conductive thick film (> 10 μm) nanocomposites. He won the NSF CAREER and 3M Untenured Faculty awards in 2007 for his work in these areas. In addition to advising students in Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Grunlan holds a joint appointment in Chemical Engineering and serves on the Executive Committee for Texas A&M’s Materials Science and Engineering Program.
Speaking in the symposia on Composite Materials and Polymer Nanotechnology.