Joel Mark Bowman is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Emory University. He is the author of more than 500 publications, a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences,and a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His research interests are in basic theories of chemical reactivity; his AAAS fellow citation cited him “for distinguished contributions to reduced dimensionality quantum approaches to reaction rates and to the formulation and application of self-consistent field approaches to molecular vibrations.” Several of his recent papers have appeared in the journal Science.
- Bowman, J. M. (2000), "Beyond Platonic Molecules (An Invited "Perspective")", Science, 290 (5492): 724, doi:10.1126/science.290.5492.724.
- Townsend, D.; Lahankar, S. A.; Lee, S. K.; Chambreau, S. D.; Suits, A. G.; Zhang, X.; Rheinecker, J.; Harding, L. B.; Bowman, J. M. (2004), "The roaming atom: Straying from the reaction path in formaldehyde decomposition", Science, 306 (5699): 1158–61, Bibcode:2004Sci...306.1158T, PMID 15498970, doi:10.1126/science.1104386.
- Huang, X.; McCoy, A. B.; Bowman, J. M.; Johnson, L. M.; Savage, C.; Dong, F.; Nesbitt, D. J. (2006), "Quantum deconstruction of the infrared spectrum of CH5+", Science, 311 (5757): 60–3, Bibcode:2006Sci...311...60H, PMID 16400143, doi:10.1126/science.1121166.
- Yin, H. M.; Kable, S. H.; Zhang, X.; Bowman, J. M. (2006), "Signatures of H2CO Photodissociation from two electronic states", Science, 311 (5766): 1443–6, Bibcode:2006Sci...311.1443Y, PMID 16527976, doi:10.1126/science.1123397.
- Selected Academic Highlights (PDF), Emory University, Fall 2005.
- APS Membership listing, Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics, 2008.