Jay Lowell


Jay Lowell is chief engineer for Boeing’s Disruptive Computing & Networks organization, which is leveraging core technologies in quantum communications, computing and sensing, neuromorphic brain-inspired processing, high-performance computing, and advanced networking to develop computing and communications solutions for advanced commercial and government aerospace applications. Lowell was named to this position in October 2018 and reports to Charles Toups, vice president and general manager of Disruptive Computing & Networks. An internationally recognized expert in systems engineering of electro- magnetic or electro-optic systems, he also is a Boeing Senior Technical Fellow who works across Boeing’s businesses to develop the research-and-development investment strategy for the many electrical and electronic systems in Boeing products. His technical background includes work in remote sensing, precision measurements of time and frequency, inertial measurements, laser/matter interactions, photonics, optical signal processing, medical diagnostic development, and software development. After joining the company in 2012, he worked in Boeing Research & Technology’s Systems, Support and Analytics organization, where he developed research strategies for investigating aircraft electromagnetic effects and supported efforts to model and analyze automated production systems for commercial airplane programs. Previously, he was director of software and systems integration for Intific, a company that produces first- and third-person three-dimensional immersive simulations for military customers. He also was a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he created and directed over 10 research programs that ranged from foundational science to product development. He has served on U.S. Air Force scientific advisory board studies, was an assistant professor of physics at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a research physicist at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. Lowell is a distinguished graduate with honors from the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a Master of Science degree in physics from The Ohio State University. He also has a Doctor of Science degree in atomic physics from the University of Virginia.