Terry C. Lowe

Research Professor, The George S. Ansell Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Terry C. Lowe received his B.S. degree in materials science/mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis, Calif, USA, in 1978 and his Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, Calif, USA, in 1983. His diverse career spans university research and teaching, national laboratory research and management, and executive leadership in the nanotechnology industry. In March 2011 he was recognized in a report by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 100 materials scientists in the world for his technical contributions in the first decade of the 21st century. Dr. Lowe served formerly as the Deputy Director of the Materials Science and Technology Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM, USA, supervising an organization of 500 staff conducting $100 million/year of materials research. Subsequently, he served as Program Director for LANL’s Science and Technology Base programs, overseeing LANL’s $125 million/year institutional investment in research. Dr. Lowe has served on multiple advisory boards on materials science, nanotechnology, and US federal research programs. Most prominently, he led the Nanoscale Science and Technology Subcommittee of the US National Research Council’s (The National Academies) National Materials Advisory Board (2000–2006). In 2000, Dr. Lowe became the CEO of Technanogy LLC, the world’s first and largest nanotechnology incubator. He subsequently cofounded and served as CEO of the nanostructured metals company, Metallicum. In 2008 Lowe sold Metallicum to Manhattan Scientifics, continued to lead Metallicum, and served as Manhattan Scientifics Chief Scientist. Now Lowe focuses on university research, biomaterials development, and higher education. Today Dr. Lowe works as a Professor (visiting) of materials and metallurgical engineering at New Mexico Tech, an Adjunct Professor of materials science and engineering at Clemson University, Executive Advisor to LANL, and Chief Scientist for Metallicum.

Biography Updated on 5 January 2013

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