Jul 28, 2016 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader
We would like to welcome Dr. Kit Hansell Bowen, Jr. as a new HEMI faculty member. An E. Emmet Reid Professor within the Johns Hopkins Department of Chemistry, he also holds a joint appointment at the university’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering.
The professor’s research is primarily focused on clusters and nano-particles with the objective of studying many-body, condensed phase interactions. “Clusters” in chemistry are defined as aggregates of atoms and/or molecules bound together to form some of the smallest, most basic building blocks of matter. According to Dr. Bowen, “a particularly attractive aspect of cluster studies concerns the very wide variety of scientific problems that can be addressed, stretching from the edge of biology, through chemistry and condensed matter physics, to the edge of astrophysics.”
Dr. Bowen earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Mississippi (1970) prior to receiving his Master’s (1973) and Ph.D. (1977) from Harvard University.