- University of Michigan, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2018)
- University of Michigan, M.S.E Chemical Engineering (2014)
- Michigan Technological University, B.S. Chemical Engineering (2012)
- Purdue University, Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellow (Dec. 2018 - present)
- University of Michigan, Graduate Student Research Assistant (Sep. 2012 – Dec. 2018)
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Science Undergraduate Laboratory Intern (Jan. – Apr. 2011)
- Bemis Company, Inc., Process Engineering Co-op (May – Dec. 2010)
My research is focused on the first-principles modeling of catalytic and materials properties for energy storage applications. More specifically, my research interests include:
- Combined computational/experimental techniques for developing structure-property relationships for improved electrocatalysts
- High-throughput screening of materials for thermal and electrochemical energy storage
- Understanding the nature of the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer in various battery chemistries
- J.S. Lowe and D.J. Siegel, “Reaction Pathways for Solvent Decomposition on Magnesium Anodes”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122, 10714-10724
- S. Kiyabu, J.S. Lowe, A. Ahmed, and D.J. Siegel, “Computational Screening of Hydration Reactions for Thermal Energy Storage: New Materials and Design Rules,” Chemistry of Materials 2018, 30, 2006-2017.
- J.S. Lowe, J.Y.W. Lai, P. Elvati, and A. Violi, “Towards a predictive model for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon dimerization propensity,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 2015, 35, 1827-1832.
- J.S. Lowe, P. Elvati, and A. Violi, “PAH dimerization as the first step to soot particle inception,” The 8th National Combustion Meeting, Park City, UT, 2013.