overview

Broadly speaking, our research is focused on polymer nanocomposites with transport properties that rival metals and ceramics, while maintaining beneficial polymer mechanical behavior. We are particularly interested in the development of multifunctional surfaces prepared using the layer-by-layer assembly technology. Additionally, we are developing fully organic thermoelectric materials that can efficiently convert waste heat to useful voltage.

selected publications
Academic Articles245
  • Long, C. T., Chen, L., Iverson, E. T., Castaneda, H., & Grunlan, J. C. (2022). Cross-linking and silanization of clay-based multilayer films for improved corrosion protection of steel. Journal of Materials Science. 57(4), 2988-2998.
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  • Magovac, E., Vončina, B., Jordanov, I., Grunlan, J. C., & Bischof, S. (2022). Layer-by-Layer Deposition: A Promising Environmentally Benign Flame-Retardant Treatment for Cotton, Polyester, Polyamide and Blended Textiles. Materials. 15(2), 432-432.
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  • Smith, R. J., Moule, M. G., Leon, P. A., Iverson, E. T., Kolibaba, T. J., Cirillo, J. D., & Grunlan, J. C. (2021). Polyelectrolyte Complex that Minimizes Bacterial Adhesion to Polyester. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. 306(12), 2100579-2100579.
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  • Magovac, E., Vončina, B., Budimir, A., Jordanov, I., Grunlan, J. C., & Bischof, S. (2021). Environmentally Benign Phytic Acid-Based Nanocoating for Multifunctional Flame-Retardant/Antibacterial Cotton. Fibers. 9(11), 69-69.
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  • Humood, M., Asif, A., Guin, T., Polychronopoulou, K., Grunlan, J. C., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2021). Nanoindentation and nanoscratch of sub-micron polymer nanocomposite films on compliant substrate. Thin Solid Films. 736, 138905-138905.
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Chapters2
  • Park, Y. T., & Grunlan, J. C. (2012). Carbon NanotubeBased Multilayers. Multilayer Thin Films. 595-612. Wiley.
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  • Grunlan, J. C., Saunders, D., Akhave, J., Licon, M., Murga, M., Chavira, A., & Mehrabi, A. R. (2003). Combinatorial Study and High-Throughput Screening of Transparent Barrier Films using Chemical Sensors. High-Throughput Analysis. 289-316. Springer US.
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Conference Papers113
  • Grunlan, J. C. (2017). Flame retardant nanocoatings from aqueous polyelectrolyte complexes. 28th Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials, FLAME 2017. 2017-June,
  • Lazar, S. T., Holder, K. M., Huff, M. E., Cosio, M. N., & Grunlan, J. C. (2017). Self-extinguishing flame retardant clay and intumescent multilayer stacked nanocoating on polyurethane. 28th Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials, FLAME 2017. 2017-June,
  • Haile, M., Leistner, M., & Grunlan, J. (2016). Water-soluble polyelectrolyte complexes as environmentally benign flame retardant nanocoatings. Foreign Language Association of Maine Annual Conference, FLAME 2016.
  • Guin, T., & Grunlan, J. (2015). Thick growing multilayer nanobrick wall thin films: Super gas barrier with very few layers. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 250,
  • Leistner, M., Haile, M., Abu-Odeh, A., Rohmer, S., & Grunlan, J. (2015). Water-soluble polyelectrolyte complexes as environmentally benign flame retardant nanocoatings. 26th Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials, Flame 2015.
in the news
patents
Patents21
  • Grunlan, J. C., & Guin, T. C. (2019). Flame retardant nanocoated substrate.
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  • Grunlan, J. C., & Priolo, M. A. (2019). Multilayer barrier film.
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  • Grunlan, J. C., Priolo, M. A., Bergman, B. R., & McHugh, J. J. (2019). Inner liner barrier from multilayer thin film.
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  • Grunlan, J. C., Priolo, M. A., Bergman, B. R., & Mchugh, J. J. (2019). Inner liner barrier from multilayer thin film.
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  • Grunlan, J. C., Leistner, M., & Haile, M. M. (2018). Coating method for forming flame retardant substrate.
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chaired theses and dissertations
Email
jgrunlan@tamu.edu
First Name
Jaime
Last Name
Grunlan
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Mechanical Engineering; 3123 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3123
USA