Chris Bowman, professor and Patten Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering, joined the ranks of CU’s distinguished professors last fall.
Each year, the recognition goes to faculty who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work, a record of excellence in classroom teaching and supervision of individual learning, and outstanding service to the profession, university, and its affiliates.
Bowman is the world’s leading expert in photo-induced polymerization reactions (think of dental work using polymer paste cured by ultraviolet light).
A CU-Boulder faculty member since 1992, he is the founding director of the Materials Science and Engineering Program, a past department chair, and former associate dean for research in the college. He also is a clinical professor of dentistry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Other CU distinguished professors in engineering are Kristi Anseth, Frank Barnes, Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, and Zoya Popovic.