Title: Mechanical Engineer, Consultant, Inventor
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
Alvin Lowi Jr., mechanical engineer, consultant, and inventor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering.
Dr. Lowi is a Licensed Mechanical Engineer and thermodynamics expert specializing in creating novel solutions for the energy industry. Inspired by his father, an early electrical engineer, Dr. Lowi attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1951 and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1955. He relocated to Los Angeles in the late 1950s to continue his studies and began his career as a design engineer for Garrett Corporation in 1956 and joining the technical staff of TRW in 1958. In 1961, Dr. Lowi was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy in engineering by the University of California, Los Angeles.
By this time, Dr. Lowi was a member of the technical staff of Aerospace Corporation, where he would remain until 1966, when he became the principal of Alvin Lowi and Associates. Between 1968 and 1976, Dr. Lowi was also the President of Terraqua, Inc. He took over as Vice President of Daeco Fuels and Engineering Co. in 1978, a position he held until 1990, when he became President of Lion Engineering, Inc., a firm that has collaborated on propulsion systems and engine solutions for NASA, among other projects. In addition to his work in industry, Dr. Lowi has been a visiting research professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a senior lecturer for the Free Enterprise Institute. He has contributed extensively to professional journals and holds more than 30 patents for devices catalogued in the book “The Patent Estate of Alvin Lowi, Jr.”
Dr. Lowi sits on the board of directors of the Southern California Tissue Bank and is a research fellow of the Heather Foundation, the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In the coming years, he hopes to turn his attention to helping develop hybrid and electric automobile technology. When not working, Dr. Lowi enjoys studying the philosophy of science, and is a motor sports and jazz enthusiast.
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