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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 a researcher, entrepreneur, and educator with 5+ years of experience in planetary sciences, bioengineering, materials science, nanotechnology, space systems and settlement. During a half-year sabbatical travelling through SE Asia in Summer 2018, Kole founded Frontier Space, a space research organisation and podcast listened to in over 64 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 and leads 15+ research projects to advance the knowledge, education, and settlement of celestial bodies. Kolemann is actively involved and cofounded four research groups: SiO2 Aerogels, Electromagnetic Research Group (EMSR), Space Handstand Research Group, and Space Neurosciences Group.


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, Aerogels, Nanotechnology, Polymers, Plastics, and Soft Materials

Bioinformatics, Bioengineering, Biofeedback, Frequency Resonance & Imprinting

Electromagnetic Fields, Space Tethers/Elevators, Neuroscience

Cyanobacteria, Astrobiology, Agriculture/Soil


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 Architectures: Mars Habitats, doi.org/10.2514/6.2021-4033

  5. Lutz, K.,Mars Settlement Water Life Cycle: H2O Infrastructure, Management, Treatment, and Storage. 2021 AIAA ASCEND, Food, Water, and Chemistry for Space Settlement on Marsdoi.org/10.2514/6.2021-4218

  6. 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

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

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

  9. 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 (To be Published)

  10. Lutz, K, et al. Nanoparticles and Systems to Adsorb CO2, Nitrogen, and Water Vapor on Earth and Mars. 2022 (To be Published)

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