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Kolemann Lutz

Co-founder and Chairman, MarsU

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Kolemann Lutz

Washington, D.C.




Mars University, Cofounder and Chairman, 2020-Present

International Space University (ISU), Space Entrepreneurship Program, 2020

Frontier Space, Founder, 2018-Present

University of Mary Washington, B.S. in International Business, 2014-2017

Mr Kolemann Lutz (Kole) is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and explorer with five years of experience in space technology, settlement, and exploration. During a half-year sabbatical travelling through SE Asia in Summer 2018, Mr Lutz founded Frontier Space, a space research organisation and podcast listened to in over 54 countries. 


In seeking education about planet Mars throughout 2020 after his travels, Kole cofounded Mars University (MarsU) and is helping start the first MarsU academic programs. As the MSP 22 Co-Program Director, Kole founded and is helping lead the coordination for the first 2022 Mars Studies Program (MSP). By applying how recent advancements in fields contribute to becoming multiplanetary, Kole published 30+ articles and research publications to advance the knowledge, education, and settlement of celestial bodies. 


As an active Founding member in new space companies, Kolemann is passionate about blending engineering, education, creativity, and advanced research together to support your growth, research, and career. He enjoys spending his time with students and researchers on studies to design life to thrive on Mars, Venus, and the Moon. In his free time, Kole enjoys travelling, reading, scuba diving, and long-distance rides on two wheels. 


Research Areas

​Mars/Space Settlement and Systems, In-situ Resource Utilization (ISRU), Terraforming
Material Science, Nanotechnology, and
Bioinformatics, Bioengineering/Biofeedback, Frequency Resonance & Imprinting

Electromagnetic Fields, Space Tethers/Elevators, Robotics

Water Treatment and Management, Agriculture, Soil Ecosystem


Current Research and Publications

  1. Lutz, K. & Mackenzie, B. Mars University: Education to Lead the Settlement and Exploration of Mars. 2021 International Conference on Environmental Systems 

  2. Lutz, K. & Mackenzie, B. Mars Manufacturing Settlement. 2021 International Conference on Environmental Systems

  3. Lutz, K. & Sabry S. Monitoring Health of Six Analog Astronauts with AO Scan and Medical Data during Lunares Ground-based Pilot Study. SANSA SpaceOps May 2021

  4. Lutz, K., Mackenzie, B., et al. Deployment of Infrastructure, Systems, and Habitat from Starship For Uncrewed Mars Mission. 2021 AIAA ASCEND, Space Architecture (Pending)

  5. Lutz, K., Cadiou H, Trevino T. Electromagnetic Fields to Sustain Life on Earth, in Space, and Planets, IAC 2021, Life Support, habitats and EVA Systems (Pending)

  6. Lutz K., Tompkins, D., et al. Sustainable Nitrogen Cycle for Mars Settlement: Operations Analysis, Agriculture, and Soil Ecosystem. IAC 2021, Human Exploration of Mars

  7. Lutz, K., Pino, P., et al. Silica Aerogel: Architecture, Engineering, and Applications for Space Settlements. 2021 IAC, Space Settlement (Pending)

  8. Lutz, K., Fairhart, A., et al. Mars Settlement Water Life Cycle: H2O Infrastructure, Management, Treatment, and Storage. 2021 AIAA ASCEND, Space Exploration 

  9. Lutz K,  Abhishek D. Nanoparticles and Systems to Adsorb CO2, Nitrogen, and Water Vapor on Earth and Mars. 2021 

  10. Lutz, K., Camelo R., & Sedano B. Power Management and Distribution for Life Support Technology and Systems to Sustain First Mars Colony. IAC 2021, Advanced Space Power Technologies (Pending)