Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering
Starting January 2013, Dr. Anthony Lowman has taken over the responsibilities as the new Dean of Engineering. He brings leadership and excitement during these times of unprecendented change in both the engineering profession and Rowan University itself. He will share his vision and plans in the days ahead, and address the future challenges and opportunities for the College of Engineering.
Dr. Lowman holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and was serving as the Vice Provost for Research and Business development and as a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Temple University. During his career, he generated more than $5,000,000 of external funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, and the Whitaker Foundation for his work in biomaterials. He was responsible for the startup of a spinoff company from his lab that was subsequently acquired by Synthes, Inc., a global medical device manufacturer. In 2003, he was recognized by MIT Technology Review magazine as one of the top 100 worldwide innovators under 35.
He has also worked as an Associate Dean for undergraduate studies where he launched new initiatives that improved the freshman to sophomore retention rate for his college from 75% to 92% and established new degree programs and learning communities.