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CPT Samuel Lowell



Captain Lowell is an instructor in the Department of Chemistry and Life Science and teaches the general chemistry course. After earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the United States Military Academy in 2014, he commissioned as an Aviation Officer and earned a post-graduate research scholarship to attend Naval Postgraduate School where he earned his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 and completed a thesis in the area of additive manufacturing under the supervision of Professors Jonathan Phillips and Claudia Luhrs. Following flight school, where he earned his qualification as a pilot in the UH-60M helicopter, CPT Lowell served as a Platoon Leader, Liaison Officer, and Assistant S3 Operations Officer with 5-101st Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. While with the 101st, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. CPT Lowell served as the Company Commander of C/2-210th Aviation Regiment at Fort Eustis, Virginia. While in command he supervised over 60 Non-Commissioned Officers and oversaw the administration of Advanced Individual Training to over 600 Initial Entry Training Soldiers per year.

Ongoing Research Projects

Captain Lowell’s research focus is to provide the warfighter with novel innovations to increase lethality and combat effectiveness on the battlefield. His previous research includes electro-mechanical materials for energy storage in a combat environment and the development of complex metal powders with sub-micron grainsize for use in additive manufacturing.

Publications & Presentations

Abstracts & Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

F. John Burpo, Samuel L. Lowell*, Jenny Wang, Mason Remondelli, Enoch Nagelli. “DNA Biotemplated 3-Dimensional Copper Nanowire Composite Films.” American Chemical Society National Meeting. Orlando, FL, March 2019. (Oral)