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Kolemann Lutz

Co-founder and Chairman, MarsU

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Kolemann Lutz

Washington, D.C.




University of Virginia, Materials Science, Graduate Student, 2022 - Present

Mars University, Cofounder and Chairman, 2020 - Present

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

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

Mr Kolemann Lutz (Kole) is a researcher, entrepreneur, and engineer with 4+ years of experience in planetary sciences, materials science, nanotechnology, space systems/settlement, and bioengineering. Kole has published 35+ articles and research publications to advance the science, education, and expansion of life on Earth, in space Mars, and to other celestial bodies. 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 70 countries. Kole is currently a graduate student at UVA pursuing a Master's in Materials Science with a concentration in applied mathematics, lasers, and electromagnetism.

In yearning for higher education about planet Mars throughout 2020 after his travels, Kole cofounded Mars University (MarsU) and is helping start the first academic programs dedicated to making life multiplanetary. Explore our Mars Studies Program (MSP), a 6-week hands-on, project-based certificate Program in Arizona during June 2022 here:



Kolemann is actively involved and cofounded several research groups such as the Space Electromagnetism Group (SEG) and SiO2 Aerogels In April 2022, Kole and SEG cofounded Magneto Space, a new space startup focused on advancing the R&D to bring Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMFs) to Space, Moon, Mars, and beyond. 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

Planetary Sciences,  In-situ Resource Utilization (ISRU), Space/Mars Settlement Systems
Electromagnetic Fields, Metamaterials, Signal Processing, Frequency Resonance
Laser Thermal Propulsion (LTP), Photonics, Cyanobacteria, Micro/Astrobiology
Cell and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Cytoskeleton, Space Medicine, Fluid Shift
Nanotechnology/Nanocharacterisation, Biomaterials, Polymers, Biotechnology




Current Research and Publications

  1. Lutz, K., Cinelli I., Mason C., Methods and Space Medicine to Adapt the Cell and Cytoskeleton to Micro- and Alternative Gravity, 2022, (AIAA22, To be published)

  2. Lutz, K., Mackenzie, B., et al. Deployment of Infrastructure, Systems, and Habitat from Starship For Uncrewed Mars Mission. 2021 AIAA ASCEND, Space Architectures: Mars Habitats, doi.org/10.2514/6.2021-4033

  3. 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. ResearchGate

  4. K Lutz, A Higgins, T Rector, Advancements, Models, and Materials of Earth-based Laser Array for Laser Thermal Propulsion,  (To be Published, 2022)

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

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

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

  8. 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

  9. Rector T., Trevino T., Lutz, K, et al. Effects of Near Null Magnetic Field and PEMF on Plants and Algae for Life Support on Planetary Bodies. Bio-EM 2022 (To be Published)

  10. Rector T., Trevino T., Lutz, K, et al. Design and Build of HelmHoltz Coils to Generate Hypomagnetic Field for Space Biology Experiments. ICES 2022 (To be Published)

  11. Lutz, K, et al. Planet Seeding Spacecraft, Magnetic Fields, Nanoparticles to Enable  Formation of Stars and Planetary Mass Condensation to Improve Habitability. 2022 (To be Published)

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