Mark Lower, Ph.D., P.E., is a program manager at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has worked in operations and energy-related research and development for over 30 years including areas of neutron sciences, battery manufacturing and 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. Lower 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 his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and holds several certifications from American Welding Association and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors in addition to being named an ASME fellow.