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Materials Science and Engineering

Paul Rowland

Paul Rowland

Lab Specialist III
Materials Science and Engineering
Laboratory Specialist

Phone: 864-656-1149


Educational Background

High School Diploma
35+ years in Industrial Maintenance


  • Trains undergraduates and graduates in the polishing laboratory
  • Experience with electrical upgrades required for existing and new equipment
  • Skilled in installation of industrial equipment
  • Nonwoven production
  • Intimate knowledge of textile machinery
  • Installation and maintenance of complex proprietary testing equipment in all MSE satellite buildings


Laboratory Specialist III, Maintains and operates the complex infrastructure of machinery and general safety practices in MSE. Acts as resource person for the processing and polishing lab in Olin. Assists with physical testing and manufacturing. Provides technical and operational support for external industry partners, undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty


Installation of quad extruder in Olin, Dr. Brown.
New equipment installation and platform construction in Olin, Dr. Brinkman

Industry nonwoven trials in Sirrine, Dr. Stevens

Decommissioning and removal of surplus machinery in Olin, Dr. Stevens

Troubleshooting and repair of glove box at AMRL, Dr. Foulger

Fabrication of small melting furnace at AMRL, Dr. Mefford