Joined the faculty in 1988
Postdoctoral, University of Delaware
Postdoctoral, University of Bordeaux
B.A., Johnson State
Read Walter Bowyer's Curriculum Vitae
Courses Routinely Taught:
Intro. General Chemistry (CHEM 110)
The Curious Cook (BIDS 210)
Quantitative Chemical Analysis (CHEM 310)
Instrumental Methods (CHEM 437)
Old Chemistry Meets New Art (FSEM 101)
Current Scholarly Interests:
The Mechanism and Rates of Indium Mediated Allylation
The Effect of Volcanic Eruptions on the Chemistry of Tree Rings
Investigations of Prehistoric Art from a Scientific Perspective
Current Research Students:
Katie Delaney '14
Alexa Hill '14
Gabriella Mylod '14
Tessa Sullivan '14
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications:
(Note: HWS Undergraduate co-authors in bold)
Olson, I.A.; Bacon, W.A.; Baez Sosa, Y.Y.; Delaney, K.M.; Forte, S.A.; Guglielmo, M.A.; Hill, A.N.; Kiesow, K.H.; Langenbacher, R.E.; Xun, Y.; Young, R.O.; Bowyer, W.J. "Measurement of heterogeneous reaction rates: three strategies for controlling mass transport and their application to indium mediated allylations." J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115, 11001-11007.
Bowyer, W.J.; Singaram, B.; Sessler, A.M. "Mechanism of indium-mediated allylation: a review of the evidence for the structure of organoindium intermediates." Tetrahedron. 2011, 67, 7449-7460.
Olson, I.A.; Sessler, A.M.; Connell, J.L.; Giordano, E.; Baez Sosa, Y.; Zavaleta, S.W.; Bowyer, W.J. "Measurement of heterogeneous reaction rates during Indium-mediated allylation." J. Phys. Chem. A 2009, 113(12), 2801-2808.
Bowyer, W.J.; Xu, W.; Demas, J.N. "Determining proton diffusion in polymer films by lifetimes of luminescent complexes measured in the frequency domain." Anal. Chem. 2009, 81(1), 378-384.
Bowyer, W.J.; Beckingham, B.A. "Kinetics and mechanism of the formation of organometallic compounds from organic halides at metal surfaces." Proceedings - Electrochemical Society 2004, 2004-10, 33-36.
Bowyer, W.J.; Xu, W.; Demas, J.N. "Determining oxygen diffusion coefficients in polymer films by lifetimes of luminescent complexes measured in the frequency domain." Anal. Chem. 2004, 76(15), 4374-4378.
Current and Recent External Grants:
NSF-RUI #1007510, $187,700 (2010-2013): "Continuing Studies of the Kinetics and Mechanism of the Reaction of Allyl Halides at Indium Surfaces"
NSF-RUI #0653311, $170,500 (2007-2010): "Fundamental Study of the Kinetics and Mechanism of the Reaction of Allyl Bromides at Indium Surfaces"
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