Regis Dowd is currently a PhD student at the University of Kansas in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, where his research focuses on electrochemical systems, including fuel cells and energy storage devices.
His educational journey has taken him to both the University of Florida and Old Dominion University. During his time at the University of Florida, Dowd completed a four-term cooperative education position with the Dow Chemical Company, where he led various cross-functional teams in manufacturing process designs as well as research and development projects in the fluid mechanics and mixing group.
Dowd later joined the U.S. Navy, completing its nuclear propulsion training program to become a naval nuclear engineer. Most recently, Dowd completed an eight-month graduate research internship with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, focusing on solid oxide fuel cell research for optimizing a cathode infiltration technique to improve fuel cell performance and durability while lowering production costs.