STI/SPFA is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Lower, Ph.D., P.E. as pressure vessel consultant for the association. Lower will work with the association to provide the latest ASME and industry standard information.

Lower is a program manager at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has worked in operations and energy-related R&D for over 30 years including areas of neutron sciences, battery manufacturing, additive manufacturing. He has performed several accident investigations for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and authored several technical papers on pressure safety.

Mark is currently the Vice-Chair of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Standards Committee, and past-Chair of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pressure Safety Committee. He earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He holds several certifications from American Welding Society, the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

“With the addition of Mark as our pressure vessel consultant, STI/SPFA is providing our membership a tremendous resource and we’re in a great position to be the go-to pressure vessel trade association,” commented STI/SPFA Board President Robby Hagemann. “We look forward to Mark adding value with up-to-date information and resources.”

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Published Date

July 2, 2024


Katie Bruce

Malta Dynamics