Luke joined Klarquist in 2021 as a technical specialist through the firm’s post-doctoral fellowship program. With a Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering and a background in healthcare consulting, Luke is particularly well-suited to advise patent prosecution clients in the chemical field. Additionally, he is well-versed in Python and has developing experience with various programming languages including R, SQL, Bash, and Git/GitHub.
Luke is passionate about mentorship and education in the chemical engineering field. He has served as a student mentor and teaching assistant, as well as a leader in student engineering groups and the Youngstown State University chapters of the national engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi and the National Society of Black Engineers.
Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2021
M.S.E., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2018
B.E., Chemical Engineering, Youngstown State University, summa cum laude, 2016
Vojvodic Lab, University of Pennsylvania | Graduate Fellow/Researcher, 2016 – 2021 | Philadelphia, PA | Thesis: “Designing MXene Catalysts for Clean Energy Chemistries using High-Throughput First-Principles Calculations and Data-Driven Methods”
PBG Healthcare Consulting | Project Manager, 2019 – 2020 | Philadelphia, PA |Supervised teams of graduate students to formalize business and pricing models for start-up biotech company and SaaS start-up firm.
Penn Graduate Student Engineering Group (GSEG) | President, 2019 – 2020 | Philadelphia, PA | Managed social and professional programming for graduate engineering students, including overseeing budget and fund allocation.
University of Pennsylvania | Teaching Assistant, 2017 – 2018 | Philadelphia, PA
Presentations & Publications
Lim, K., …, Johnson, L.R., …, Gogotsi, Y., Vojvodic, A., She, Z.W. 2H-MoS2 on Mo2CTx Nanohybrid for Hydrogen Evolution. ACS Nano 2020, 14, 16140−16155. https://tinyurl.com/y2juvm4c
Johnson, L.R., …, Vojvodic, A. (2020). Sulfur treated Mo and Ti based MXenes as Electrocatalysts for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. (pending) 2020.
Jin, D., Johnson, L.R., …, Meng, X. Computational Screening of 2D Ordered Double Transition Metal Carbides (MXenes) as Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. The Journal of PhysicalChemistry C. 2020, 124, 10584-10592. https://tinyurl.com/y6u62uxm
Johnson, L.R., …, Vojvodic, A. MXene materials for the electrochemical nitrogen reduction–Functionalized or not? ACS Catalysis. 2020, 10, 253-264. https://tinyurl.com/tfy8hw8
Johnson, L.R., Vojvodic, A. Chemistry and Catalysis of MXenes in 2D Metal Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes). (Anasori, B., Gogotsi, Y., Springer, 2019). https://tinyurl.com/y4wpxtov
Handoko, A. D., …, Johnson, L. R., …, Seh, Z. W. Tuning the functionalization of MXenes to control HER activity. ACS Applied Energy Materials. 2017, 1, 173-180. https://tinyurl.com/yasko59w
AIChE Annual Meeting (2020). S-Modified MXenes for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction – a Computational Approach
🞂 Penn CBE Department (2020). High Throughput Computational Screening of 2D Materials for Clean Energy Chemistries
CIFAR BSE Annual Meeting (2018). Predicting Surface Properties and Catalytic Activity of Materials
Penn PICS Symposium (2018). Computational study of 2D MXene materials for Electrochemical NRR (First Place Prize Presentation)
QUEST Presentation at YSU (2016). Design of Commercial Stem Cell Production Facility