Terry Lowe wins UC Davis Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal
Research professor in metallurgical and materials engineering honored by alma mater
Terry Lowe, research professor in metallurgical and materials engineering at Colorado School of Mines, was awarded the 2023 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal from the University of California Davis College of Engineering.
Lowe was one of seven UC Davis alumni awarded the medal in 2023. He holds a Bachelor of Science in materials science and mechanical engineering from the university.
Every year, UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes alumni whose professional and personal achievements bring special honor to the college by awarding the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal. Mines President Paul C. Johnson, also an alum of UC Davis, was honored with the medal in 2016.
Lowe’s research spans three areas: development of nanostructured metals and alloys, biomedical materials development and computational modeling of deformation processing. Along with his bachelor’s degree from UC Davis, Lowe holds a master’s degree and a PhD from Stanford University. Prior to Mines, Lowe spent three decades in science leadership roles at U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, including Sandia and Los Alamos.