Professor, marketing exec trade in Evanston

Medium d06eba98e61add57b348c3d257a07216 Erik Luijten bought a one-bath home at 2725 Hartzell St. in Evanston from Christopher and Claudia Lesueur for $515,000 on Sept. 9.

The 1,466-square-foot house in the Central Street neighborhood was built in 1924.

Luijten serves as an associate professor of materials science and engineering as well as an associate professor of physics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He joined the faculty in 2001. Earlier, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, the University of Mainz in Germany and at the University of Maryland Institute for Physical Science and Technology.

He received his M.Sc. in physics from the Utrecht University Institute for Theoretical Physics and his Ph.D. from the Delft University of Technology in 1997.

Mr. Lesueur works for Aspen Marketing Services Inc. as an associate creative director. Previously, he held the same position at Townsend Agency, a direct and promotional marketing services firm that was acquired by Aspen in 2007.

He received his B.A. in history and philosophy from Lawrence University in 1980.

According to, there were 1,127 home sales in Evanston in 2008, with a median sales price of $340,000.

Address: 2725 Hartzell Street
Buyer(s): Erik Luijten
Seller(s): Claudia Lesueur and Christopher T Lesueur
Sale date: Sep. 9, 2009