Daniel A. Lowy

Daniel A. Lowy


Daniel is an electrochemist focusing on energy conversion, energy storage, and nanotechnologies. Over the years he worked both as a research scientist and university professor. Also, he reviewed over 220 manuscripts for journals published by Elsevier, the Royal Chemical Society, and the American Chemical Society, evaluated grant applications for funding institutions in the United States (NSF, NIH), Canada, and Switzerland. Has acquired considerable editorial and publishing experience with Research & Reviews: Journal of Material Sciences (electronic edition: e-ISSN: 2321-6212, print edition: p-ISSN: 2347-2278) – stating June 2016 and Research in World Economy (ISSN: 1923-3981; E-ISSN: 1923-399X) – starting July 2020.

His extensive publication record comprises 85 papers in ISI journals, 10 book chapters, and 2 chemistry monographs. Additionally, he co-authored 2 awarded U.S. patents, 1 international and 5 Romanian patents.

Daniel’s cumulative impact factor is 324, the total number of ISI citations 2,556 (average citations/paper: 30.4), while his Hirsch index is 23. By the end of November 2020, his most cited article acquired 502 citations, Daniel Lowy’s Web of Science Researcher ID: C-3265-2016


  • Nicolae Teclu Prize of the Romanian Academy of Sciences (1987)
  • Alan Berman Award for best Scientific Publication, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (2003)
  • Honors Diploma for Outstanding Service to Education, Northern Virginia Community College Alumni Federation (2006)
  • Honors Diploma for Outstanding Service to Education, Northern Virginia Community College Alumni Federation (2014)
  • Diploma of Completion Phase II NavAir Project, U.S. Department of Navy (2015)
  • Five Years’ Service Award, FlexEl, LLC (2015) NOVA – Alexandria

Member of:

  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Member of the Public Body (since 1998)
  • New York Academy of Sciences (1999-2000)
  • Electrochemical Society (1994-2000, 2002-2003, 2013-Present)
  • Society for Electroanalytical Society (lifetime member)
  • West Virginia University Alumni Association (lifetime member)
  • The Transylvanian Museum Society (Erdéyi Múzeum Egyesület, EME)
  • EMIL – the PEN Club of Hungarian Writers in Transylvania (Erdélyi Magyar Írók Lígája, founding member)
  • PEN Club – Hungary, member of the supervisory board
  • Lajos Kelemen Society for Monument Protection (K.L. Műemlékvédő Egyesület, founding member)
  • EMT – The Transylvanian Hungarian Technical and Scientific Society (Erdélyi Magyar Műszaki Tudományos Társaság, founding member)

Selected publications:

  1. Stanish, I.; Lowy, D.A.; Chi-Wei Hung; Singh, A. “Vesicle-Based Rechargeable Batteries,” Mater. 2005, 17 (9), 1194-1198. (14 citations). (This paper was presented in nanotechweb.org journal on June 29, 2005 by Liz Kalaugher: Vesicles Roll up for Rechargeable Batteries. <http://nanotechweb.org/articles/news/4/6/15/1>, July 5, 2005)
  2. Lowy, D.A.; Pătrut, A. “Nonobatteries: Decreasing Size Power Sources for Growing Technologies,” Recent Patents on Nanotechnology 2008, 2 (3), 208-219. (1 citation)
  3. Peckerar, M.; Dornajafi, M.; Dilli, Z.; Goldsman, N.; Ngu, Y.; Boerger, B.; Van Wyck, N.; Gravelin, J.; Grenon, B.; Proctor, R. B.; Lowy, D.A. “Fabrication of Flexible Ultracapacitor/Galvanic Cell Hybrids Using Advanced Nanoparticle Coating Technology,” Vac. Sci. Technol. B 2011, 29 (1), Article Number 011008. (2 citations).
  4. Peckerar, M.; Dilli, Z.; Dornajafi, M.; Goldsman, N.; Ngu, Y.; Proctor, R.B.; Krupsaw, B.J; Lowy, D.A. “A Novel High Energy Density Flexible Galvanic Cell,” Energy Environm. Sci. 2011, 4 (5), 1807-1812. (14 citations). This paper was advertised in RSC Chemistry World: Carl Saxton Power sources get flexible. <http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2011/April/07041101.asp> (7/4/2011)
  5. Tender, L.M.; Reimers, C.E.; Lovley, D.R.; Bond, D.R.; Holmes, D.E.; Stecher, H. III, Lowy, D.A., Pilobello, K.; Fertig, S. “Buried Treasure. Microbial Power Generation on the Seafloor,” Nature Biotech. 2002, 20 (8), 821-825. (501 citations)
  6. Lowy, D.A.; Tender, L.M.; Zeikus, J.G.; Park, D.H.; Lovley, D.R. “Harvesting Energy from the Marine Sediment-Water Interface. II. Kinetic Studies on Anode Materials,” Bioelectron. 2006, 21 (11), 2058-2063. (280 citations).
  7. Lowy, D.A.; Tender, L.M. “Harvesting Energy from the Marine Sediment-Water Interface. III. Kinetic Activity of Quinone and Antimony-Based Anode Materials,” Power Sources 2008, 185 (1), 70-75. (52 citations)
  8. Tender, L.M.; Gray, S.A.; Grooveman, E.; Lowy, D.A.; Kauffman, P.; Helhado, J.; Tyce, R.C.; Flynn, D.; Petrecca, R.; Dobarro, J. “The First Demonstration of a Microbial Fuel Cell as a Viable Power Supply: Powering a Meteorological Buoy,” Power Sources 2008, 179 (2), 571-575. (259 citations)
  9. Lowy, D.A. “Tafel Analysis and Techniques for Studying Benthic Microbial Fuel Cells,” In Rabaey, K.; Angenent, L.; Schröder, U.; Keller, J. (Eds.): Bioelectrochemical Systems. From Extracellular Electron Transfer to Biotechnological Application. IWA Publishing, London, 2010, pp. 153-167. (ISBN: 9781843392330).
  10. Jitaru, M.; Lowy, D.A.; Toma, B.C.; Toma, M.; Oniciu, L. “The Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide on Flat Metallic Electrodes,” Appl. Electrochem. 1997, 27, 875-889. (280 citations). Also cited as the first reference of the electrochemical CO2 reduction chapter in Aresta, M. (Ed.) Carbon Dioxide Recovery and Utilization (Dordrecht, etc.: Kluwer Academic Publ., 2003.)
  11. Ohta, Kiyohisa; Kawamoto, Mituhiro; Mizuno, Takayuki; Lowy, D.A. “Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide in Methanol at Ambient Temperature and Pressure,” Appl. Electrochem. 1998, 28, 717-724. (32 citations)
  12. Jitaru M., Lowy D. “Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide,” In Savinell, R., Ota, K., and Kreysa, G. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Applied Electrochemistry: SpringerReference (www.springerreference.com). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014. pp.1-5 (DOI: 10.1007/SpringerReference_303553 2012-09-26 10:11:06 UTC)
  13. Lowy D.A.; Jitaru M. “The Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide,” In KY Chan (Ed.) Electrochemically Enabled Sustainability: Devices, Materials and Mechanisms for Energy Conservation. (Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 2014) pp. 1-50
  14. Lowy, D.A.; Finklea, H.O. “Gold Electrodes with Polyion Multilayers and Electrostatically Bound Redox Couples,” Acta 1997, 42, 1325-1335. (23 citations)
  15. Jhaveri, S.D.; Lowy, D.A.; Foos, E.E.; Snow, A.W.; Ancona, M.G.; Tender, L.M. “Ion-Induced Discrete Charging of Immobilized Water-Soluble Gold Nanoclusters,” Comm. 2002, (14), 1544-1545. (15 citations)
  16. Lowy, D.A.; Jhaveri, S. D.; Foos, E. E.; Tender, L. M.; Ancona, M. G.; Snow, A. W. “Effects of Ion-Pairing on Rate of Electron Transfer between Immobilized Gold Nanoclusters and Soluble Redox Probes,” Comm. 2006, 8 (12), 1821-1824.
  17. Pătrut, A.; von Reden, K.F.; Lowy, D.A.; Alberts, A.H.; Pohlman, J.W.; Wittmann, R.; Gerlach, D.; Xu, L.; Mitchell, C.S. “Radiocarbon Dating of a Very Large African Baobab,” Tree Physiology 2007, 27, 1569-1574.
  18. Patrut, A.; Mayne, D.H.; von Reden, K.F.; Lowy, D.A.; van Pelt, R.; McNichol, A.P.; Roberts, M.L.; Margineanu, D. “Fire History of a Giant African Baobab Evinced by Radiocarbon Dating,” Radiocarbon 2010, 52 (2-3), 717-726.
  19. Patrut, A.; von Reden, K.F.; Mayne, D.H.; Lowy, D.A.; Patrut, R.T. “AMS Radiocarbon Investigation of the African Baobab: Searching for the Oldest Tree,” Instr. & Meth. B 2013, 294, 622-626.
  20. Patrut, A.; Woodborne, S.; Patrut, R.T.; Rakosy, L.; Lowy, D.A.; Hall, G.; von Reden, K.F. “The demise of the largest and oldest African baobabs,” Nature Plants 2018, 4, 423–426.
  21. Patrut, A.; Garg, A.; Woodborne, S.; Patrut, R.T.; Rakosy, L.; Ratiu, I.A.; Lowy, D.A. “Radiocarbon dating of two old African baobabs from India,” Plos One 2020, 15 (1), 1-12. Article # e0227352.

Selected patents:

  1. Stanish, I.; Singh, A.; Lowy, D.A. “Biobased Microbattery,” US 6,994,934 B2 Feb. 7, 2006.
  2. Tender, L.M.; Lowy, D.A. “Apparatus Equipped with Metallic Manganese Anode for Generating Power from Voltage Gradients at the Sediment-Water Interface,” US 7,550,224 B1 (June 23, 2009); WO/2007/094820 August 23, 2007
  3. Dornajafi, M.; Proctor, R.B.; Lowy, D.A.; Dilli, Z.; Peckerar, M.C. “Zinc-Water Battery and System,” U.S. 9,627,694 (April 18, 2017)

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