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Andrew Gatesman

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Andrew Gatesman, Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory

Associate Research Professor, Assistant Director, Co-Principal Investigator
Wannalancit Mills, Suite 130


Optical properties of materials, millimeter-wave & terahertz frequency optical systems

Research Interest

THz and millimeter-wave optical characterization systems, Tailoring the dielectric properties of materials, Polarimetric rough surface scattering, Frequency selective structures, Electromagnetic absorbing structures

Educational Background

Doctorate, Physics, UMass Lowell
Master of Science, Physics, UMass Lowell
Bachelor of Science, Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology


Andrew Gatesman is currently an Associate Research Professor in the department of Physics and Applied Physics at UMass Lowell. He also serves as the Assistant Director and Co-Principal Investigator at UMass Lowell's Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory (STL) that has a federally funded, multi-year, radar-modeling contract with the US Army. 

Gatesman's key responsibilities include managing the technical direction, contract deliverables, and financial operations of STL’s government funded radar program. Personnel management duties include leading all new hiring actions, handling professional development efforts, conducting employee performance evaluations, etc. Financial responsibilities include approving and tracking all labor and procurement expenditures. Technical responsibilities include directing and overseeing the delivery of all radar signature production tasks, fine scale model fabrication projects, and materials characterization efforts.

He has also served as Principle Investigator on a variety of research efforts with numerous companies and government agencies such as MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Natick Laboratory, Space Missile Defense Command, and Raytheon. 

Other activities have included serving as a research advisor in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students (REU) program, mentoring 40+ undergraduate & graduate students working towards their Bachelors - Doctorate degrees, and teaching (several years) undergraduate physics courses in UMass Lowell's Department of Continuing Education.