Lee L. Lowery, Jr., PhD, P.E.
Professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Research Engineer, Texas A&M Research Foundation
Research Engineer, Texas Transportation Institute
Eppright University Professor
E-mail to: Lowery@tamu.edu
Hard copy to: Texas A&M University
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Constructed Facilities Division
College Station, TX 77843-3136
- Teaching engineering using multi-media methods
- Structural failure analysis
- Structural design & analysis
- Mechanical device design & analysis
- Design and analysis of offshore & coastal structures
- Instrumentation & experimental testing
- Structural foundations
- Computer programming & engineering applications
- Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, May 27, 1967
- M.E., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, August 25, 1961
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, May 28, 1960
- Professor: Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1977 – present, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M, 1977-1979.
- Research Engineer: Texas A&M Research Foundation,1975 – present, Texas Transportation Institute, 1977- present.
- Associate Professor: Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture, and Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1968-1975.
- Associate Research Engineer: Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University, 1963-1975.
- Assistant Professor: Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University, 1966-1968, Departments of Civil Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1963-1968.
- Research Assistant: Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University 1960-1963
Engineering Consultant to: Adams & Porter Associates; Alaska Department of Highways; Albritton Engineering Corporation; Alcoa, Inc.; Alenco, Inc.; AMIS Information Associates; Aramco Services Corp.; Arco; Atlantic Richfield; B. F. Diamond Construction Co.; Bechtel Power Corp; Benedict, Bowman, Craig & Moos Engineering Consultants; Bilfinger & Berger Bauakteingesellschaft Overseas Dept., Germany; Blauvelt, Inc.; Boeing Computer Service; British Petroleum Development, Ltd., London; Brown & Root; Bureau of Management Information, C E Crest Engineering; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; C. H. Leavell Co.; Chevron Oil; Chevron U.S.A., Inc.; Chicago Bridge & Iron; Combustion Engineering; Commonwealth of Massachusetts Exec Dept of Transportation and Construction; ConMaco, Inc.; Consultrix Engenheiros Consultores, Brazil; Crest Engineering; D’Appolonia Consulting Engineers; Dames & Moore; Det Norske Veritas, Oslo, Norway; Dow Chemical Co.; EBASCO Services, Georgia; ELF-SNPA, Bureau Commun Detudes Marines, France; Engineering Associates, Inc.; Espy Huston & Associates; Esso Production Research; Eustis Engineering; Exxon; Florida Dept of Transportation; Fluor Ocean Services, Inc.; Frank’s Casing, FMC Corporation; Fugro Gulf; Geocon Inc, Calgary, Canada; Geotechnical Engineering/Testing Inc.; Getty Oil Corp; Goldstone Engineering; Golombek Engenheiro Civil, Brazil; Gulf Research & Development; Haley & Aldrich, Inc.; Hardaway Constructors, Inc.; Harris Antenna Corp; Hart-Crowser Associates; Houston Power & Lighting Co.; Hurlen Construction Co.; Industrial Vehicles, International; J. H. Pomeroy & Co.; John Bloom Associates; Kaiser Steel Corp.; Koehring Co.; Law Engineering; Lehigh University; Lewis J. Capozzoli & Associates; Lufkin Prestressed Concrete Co.; MacAuto United Kingdom, Ltd., London; MacDonald Automation; Marathon Oil; Maunsell Consultants Aisa (Hong Kong); McClelland Engrs.; Metex Corp.; Michael Construction, Inc.; Minnesota Department of Transportation; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan; MKT Corporation; Mobile Research and Development; Morrison Kundsen; National Research Council, Division of Highways; National Soil Services; P.S. Sarring & Partners; Peter Kiewit Sons Contractors; Peto MacCallum, Ltd, Canada; Phillips Petroleum; Pileco, Inc.; Pipeline Technologists; Public Service Electric & Gas of New Jersey; Ralph M. Parsons Corp.; Raymond Pile Co.; Rohm & Haas Corp; Ramboll & Hannemann, A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; Santa Fe Engineering and Construction, Co.; Santa Fe International; Sergent Houskins & Beckwith Consultants; Shell United Kingdom Exploration, England; Shell Oil; Shilstone Engineering; Society National des Petroles de Aquitaine, Pau, France; Soil Testing Engineers, Inc.; Spencer Buchanan, Inc.; State of Nebraska Department of Roads; State of California Department of Transportation; Synercom, Inc.; TERA; Testmasters; Texaco, Inc.; Trinity Engineering Testing Corporation; Trunk Line Gas; U. S. Naval Civil Engineering Labs; U. S. Army Corps of Engineers – CSS Georgia Ironclad, ; U. S. National Bureau of Standards; U. S. Steel Corp; U. S. Army Construction Engineering Research Labs; U. S. Department of Transportation; Union Carbide Corp.; Union Metal Manufacturing Co.; United Van Lines; University of Houston; University of Surrey, England; Union Metal Manufacturing Co.; URS/Forrest & Cotton; Walter P. Moore & Associates; Westerhoff & Novak, Inc.; Woodward-Gardner Engineering, Inc.; Woodward-Krazynski, Inc; Woodward-White & Co.; Zef Associates, others.
Typical expert witness cases: Hyatt Regency Walkways Collapse, Missouri City Tower Collapse, Alcoa Superspan Collapse
President, Texas Measurements, Inc., College Station, Texas
Registered Professional Engineer: State of Texas
Past/Present Society Memberships:
- ASEE – American Society of Engineering Education
- Phi Kappa Phi – All-discipline Honor Society
- Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society
- Chi Epsilon – Civil Engineering Honor Society
- Sigma Xi – Scientific Research Honor Society
- National Society of Professional Engineers
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- Deep Foundations Institute (Past – Board of Directors)
- American Society for Quality Control
Honors, Awards, Listings, and Patents:
- Charles W. Crawford Service Award – February 17, 2010
- Distinguished Graduate of Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at TAMU Award – February 1, 2010
- Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award – Individual Student Relationships – May 2, 2006
- ASCE Offshore Technology Conference Hall of Fame Award for OTC Paper 1055 – May 2, 2006 – Copri – Announcement – A&M – Other – Facts about
- 2006 Fish Camp Namesake Photo
- University Professorships for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence
- Eppright University Professorship for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence – 2002-2006
- Zachry Award for Excellence in Teaching – 1989, 1991, 2002
- Texas A&M University Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society for Agriculture – 1991 Award of Merit for Teaching.
- Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Teacher Award – 1992, 1997
- Texas A&M University Outstanding Teacher Award, 1978
- Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
- Who’s Who in Science & Engineering
- Who’s Who in the South & Southwest
- Who’s Who in America
- Who’s Who in the World
- American Men & Women of Science
- National Defense Fellowship, Texas A&M University, 1960-1963
- Patent No. 3,411,591, “Coil Power Spring and Method of Operation“
- Patent No. 8,262,853, “Methods for pretreatment and processing of biomass“
Past/Present Committee Memberships:
- Transportation Research Board – Committee on Motor Vehicle Technology A3B12
- TAMU Mechanics and Materials Committee
- TAMU Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Selection Committee
- Faculty Tenure & Promotion Committee
- Chairman – Excellence in Teaching Committee
- TAMU College of Engineering Master Teacher Panel
- TAMU Teaching Evaluation Committee
- TEES/COE World Wide Web Development Coordination Committee
- “Why Care About Ethics?”, two-part series with Michael J. Rabins and Mark Holtzapple, The McGraw-Hill Chemical Engineering Magazine, August and September 1997
- “Unconventional Methods for Shallow Water Flow Conductor Installation – Model Validation and Improvement”, with Juvkam-Wold and Choe, Final Report to the DeepStar Consortium, DeepStar CRT No. DPIII 3501-D, November 1996.
- “The Need for Systems Engineering Education“, with Charles H. Samson, Jr., Proceedings of the Third Annual International Symposium, National Council on Systems Engineering, Arlington, Va, July 26, 1993.
- “Handbook of Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Volume 2, Chapter 3”, with Samson and Hirsch, J. B. Herbich, Editor, Gulf Publishing Co., 1991.
- “Performance of an Anchored Sheetpile Wall“, Texas Section ASCE, Spring 1991, San Antonio, Tx., with Endley, Dunlap, Snow, Knuckey, and Briaud.
- “Wave Equation Analysis of Vibratory Hammer-Driven Pile”, with Chua and Gardner, Offshore Technology Conference paper OTC 5396, 1987.
- The Archaeological and Engineering Study of the C.S.S. Georgia : Part 1 ; Abstract and Executive Management Summary by Ervan G. Garrison; Lee L. Lowery, Jr., Texas A&M Research Foundation, 1980, WorldCat OCLC #36542730.
- “Wave Equation Analysis of Piling Behavior,” Chapter 8 of Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, McGraw Hill Book Company, with H. M. Coyle & T. J. Hirsch, 1977, pp. 272-296.
- “Practical Applications of Pile Driving Analysis by the Wave Equation”, Proceedings, Coastal and Ocean Engineering Short Course, National Sea Grant Program & the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, College Station, Texas, August 2-13, 1971.
- “Pile Driving Hammers: Evaluation, Selection, and Operation”, Proceedings, Coastal and Ocean Engineering Short Course, the National Sea Grant Program & the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, College Station, Texas, August, 213, 1971.
- “Properties of Pile Driving Cushions”, Proceedings, Coastal and Ocean Engineering Short Course, sponsored by the National Sea Grant Program & the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, College Station, Texas, August 213, 1971.
- “Instrumentation of Pile Foundations”, Proceedings, Coastal and Ocean Engineering Short Course, sponsored by the National Sea Grant Program & the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, College Station, Texas, August 213, 1971.
- “Instrumentation, Performance, and Method of Installation of Piles”, Design & Installation of Pile Foundations. & Cellular Structures., editors., H. Y. Fang & T. D. Dismuke, Envo Publ. Co., Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pa., with T. J. Hirsch, H. M. Coyle & C. H. Samson, Jr., April 1970.
- “Pile Driving Analysis by One-Dimensional Wave Theory – State of the Art”, Proc. 49th Ann. Highway Research Board Meeting, p. 103, Washington, D.C., with T. J. Hirsch, C. H. Samson, Jr., & H. M. Coyle, Jan. 12, 1970.
- “Lightweight Oil Containment System”, Interdisciplinary Report for U.S. Coast Guard, Project No. DOTCG00, 490A, Wilson Industries, Inc., Houston, Texas, L. L. Lowery, Jr., et al., October 1970.
- “User’s Manual for the Computer Program Pile Driving Analysis by the Wave Equation”, TTI Report for the Texas Highway Dept., Research Study No. 256233, September 1970.
- “The Dynamic Response of Projectiles”, Texas A&M Research Foundation Technical Report for Sandia Labs, Project 5961, College Station, Texas, with C. H. Samson, Jr., August 1970
- “Prediction of Static Bearing Capacity from Wave Equation Analysis”, Proceedings of the Second Offshore Technology Conference, Paper No. 1202, Houston, Texas, with H. M. Coyle & R. E. Bartoskewitz, April 1970.
- “Field Instrumentation for Piles”, Proceedings of the Conference on Design & Installation of Pile Foundations & Cellular Structures, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., C. H. with Samson, Jr., T. J. Hirsch & H. M. Coyle, April 1970.
- “Pile Driving Analysis State of the Art”, TTI Research Report No. 3313 (Final), with T. J. Hirsch, T. C. Edwards, H. M. Coyle & C. H. Samson, Jr., 1969.
- “A Comparison of Dynamic Pile Driving Formulas with the Wave Equation”, TTI Research Report No. 3312, with J. R. Finley & T. J. Hirsch, 1969.
- “Selection of Hammer, Pile, and Driving Accessories by the Wave Equation”, presented to the Annual Environmental Engineering Conf. of the ASCE, Chicago, Ill., October 16, 1969.
- “Use of the Wave Equation to Predict Soil Resistance on a Pile during Driving”, presented to the VII International Conf. on Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering, Paper No. 10, Specialty Session 8, Mexico City, August 1969.
- “Increasing the Ability to Drive Long OffShore Piles“, Proc. Ocean Technology Conf. Paper No. 1064, Houston, with T. C. Edwards & J. R. Finley, May 21, 1969
- “Applications of Wave Equation Analysis to OffShore Pile Foundations“, Proc. Ocean Technology Conf. Paper No. 1055, Houston, with C. G. Lyons & C. H. Bender, May 20, 1969.
- “Computer Study of Dynamic Behavior of Piling”, J. Structural Division, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 89, No. ST4, Proceedings Paper 3608, with C. H. Samson & T. J. Hirsch, 1968.
- “Energy Output of Impact Pile Driving Hammers”, TTI Researcher 4(3), with T. J. Hirsch & C. H. Samson, Jr., 1968
- “Analysis of Pile Driver Requirements for OffShore Piles by the Wave Equation”, Proc., ASCE Ocean Engineering Conf., Miami, Fla., December 1968.
- “Information Required for Pile Driving Analysis by the Wave Equation”, Texas A&M Research Foundation Report on Proj. No. 2555, Research Report No. 5553, with T. J. Hirsch, T. C. Edwards & C. H. Samson, Jr., 1968.
- “Parameter Study of Large OffShore Foundation Piling by the Wave Equation”, Texas A&M Research Foundation Report No. 5552 on Project No. 2555, 1968.
- “User’s Manual Pile Driving Analysis by the Wave Equation”, Texas A&M Research Foundation Report No. 5551 on Project No. 2555, with C. G. Lyons, 1968.
- “Energy Output of Pile Driver Hammers”, presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., T. J. Hirsch, C. H. Samson, & T. C. Edwards, 1968.
- “Use of the Wave Equation to Predict Soil Resistance on a Pile during Driving”, TTI Report No. 3310, with T. J. Hirsch, 1967.
- “Tests for Safety of Outriggers of Alenco’s Hydraulic Crane”, Albritton Engineering Corp., Bryan, Texas, 1967.
- “Pile Driving Analysis, Simulation of Hammers, Cushions, Piles and Soil”, TTI Research Report 339, with T. J. Hirsch & C. H. Samson, 1967.
- “The Use of Multimedia in the Teaching of Engineering“, presentation on February 23, 2005.
- “Field Instrumentation of Concrete Structures”, Gulf Coast Regional Meeting of the Society for Experimental Stress Analysis, Houston, Texas, February 8, 1971.
- “The Wave Equation Fundamentals and Uses in Pile Foundation Analysis”, Seminar & Workshop presented to Dames & Moore, Inc., at San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif., September 12, 1969.
- “Use of the Wave Equation for Pile Driving Analysis”, Seminar & Workshop presented to Kaiser Steel at Oakland Calif., September 2, 1969.
- “Use of a Computer Program for Pile Driving Analysis”, A Seminar and Workshop presented to the management of Esso Production Research Co. and its affiliates, Houston, Texas, May 1968.
- “Energy Output of Pile Driver Hammers”, 47th Annual Meeting, Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., T. J. Hirsch, C. H. Samson & T. C. Edwards, Jan. 1968.
- “Driving Stresses in Prestressed Concrete Piles”, Structural Engineering Conf., ASCE, San Francisco, T. J. Hirsch & C. H. Samson, October 1963.
- Aerospace Engineering 320 – Numerical Methods for Engineers
- Architecture 327 – Introductory Structures & Mechanics of Materials
- Architecture 328 – Advanced Structures & Mechanics of Materials
- Civil Engineering 204 – Statics and Strength of Materials (For Industrial Engineering students)
- Civil Engineering 211 – Statics and Dynamics
- Civil Engineering 214 – Statics, Dynamics and Strength of Materials (For Chemical Engineering students)
- Civil Engineering 221 – Engineering Mechanics: Statics
- Civil Engineering 302 – Computer Applications in Engineering and Construction
- Civil Engineering 305 – Mechanics of Materials
- Civil Engineering 345 – Theory of Structures
- Civil Engineering 347 – Structural Design
- Civil Engineering 400 – Design Problems in Civil Engineering
- Civil Engineering 420 – Engineering Economy
- Civil Engineering 421 – Civil Engineering Systems I – Probability and Statistics
- Civil Engineering 422 – Civil Engineering Systems II – System Simulation, Linear Programming, Engineering Economics
- Civil Engineering 444 – Structural Concrete Design
- Civil Engineering 446 – Structural Steel Design
- Civil Engineering 686 – Design and Analysis of Offshore and Coastal Structures
- Engineering 109 – Engineering Problem Solving and Computing
- Engineering 211 – Principles of Engineering I
- Engineering 385 – Problems for Co-op Students
- Engineering 484 – International Engineering Internship
- Mechanical Engineering 211 – Statics and Dynamics (now MEEN 221)
- Systems Engineering 601 – Advanced Systems Engineering