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Scott Rowe

Scott Rowe

Assistant Professor

College of Engineering and Technology

Engineering and Technology

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2439
Office: 114 Belk Building


Scott Rowe is an Assistant Professor in Western Carolina University’s School of Engineering + Technology. He joined WCU in 2021 after studies in concentrated solar power and controls engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. That training was applied to pilot plant construction, which included factory acceptance and facility commissioning, endeavors that enabled the launch and capitalization of new business ventures. Scott seeks to assist operations and engineering development at companies in the Smokey Mountains via avenues that promote student education at Western Carolina University. Transferable skills include molecular biology, automation, process engineering, programming, optimization, separations, reaction kinetics and model predictive control. Scott’s research relates to accessible and inexpensive technology for laboratory education.


  • Ph D, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • MS, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • BS, University of Texas Austin
  • MS, University of California Berkeley
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