Joel Bowman

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Department of Chemistry

Office: Emerson Hall 519

Phone: 404-727-6592


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  • PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1974
  • AB, University of California at Berkeley, 1969
Specific Research Area:
  • Theoretical and Computational
Selected Publications:
  • Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Energy Transfer and Hydrogen-Bond Breaking in the Water Dimer, L. C. Ch’ng, A. K. Samanta, G. Czakó, J. M. Bowman, and H. Reisler, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 15430-15435 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/ja305500x
  • The Water Hexamer: Cage, Prism, or Both. Full Dimensional Quantum Simulations Say Both, Y. Wang, V. Babin, J. M. Bowman, and F. Paesani, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 11116 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/ja304528m
  • Dynamics of the O(3P)+CHD3(vCH = 0,1) Reactions on an accurate ab initio potential energy surface, G. Czakó and J. M. Bowman, Proc. Natl. Acad. Soc. U.S.A., 109, 7997-8001 (2012). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1202307109
  • Roaming reactions: The third way, J. M. Bowman and A. G. Suits, Phys. Today 64, 33-37 (2011). DOI: 10.1063/PT.3.1330
  • Dynamics of the Reaction of Methane with Chlorine Atom on an Accurate Potential Energy Surface, G. Czakó and J. M. Bowman, Science 334, 343-346 (2011). DOI: 10.1126/science.1208514
Awards and Honors
  • Member International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences (2013)
  • Dynamics of Molecular Collision Herschbach Prize for Theory (2013)
  • Fellow of the A.A.A.S. (2005)
  • Visiting Professor, Yale University (2001)
  • Center for Teaching and Curriculum Award for Excellence in Teaching (2002)
  • Visiting Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (1994)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (1990)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (1977-1981)
  • Acting Director, Cherry L. Emerson Center for Scientific Computation at Emory (1991-1992)
  • Chair, Chemistry Department (1990-1993)
  • Visiting Scientist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (July 1990)
  • Visiting Professor, James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago (1983-1984)
  • Faculty Appointee Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory (1978-1991)