Published: July 6, 2018

Chris Bowman in labProfessor Christopher Bowman will receive the 2018 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering.

The Tess Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to coatings science, engineering and technology and is funded by a grant from Dr. and Mrs. Roy W. Tess. The purpose of the award is to encourage interest and progress in coatings science technology and engineering and to recognize significant contributions to the field.

The award includes a plaque and a $3,000 cash prize.

Bowman is internationally recognized for his contributions to our fundamental understanding of photopolymerization systems and reaction engineering of crosslinked polymer systems.

Bowman has made important contributions to both the fundamental understanding of the kinetics, mechanisms, structure, and properties of photo-polymer systems and the creative development of new coating applications for these polymeric materials. He has published more than 350 articles related to polymeric materials and he has been awarded 25 patents, including seven that have been licensed or optioned to eight different industrial companies.
Bowman will receive the Tess Award in August 2018 during the 256th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C.

Bowman earned his BS and PhD in chemical engineering at Purdue University. He began his academic career at the University of Colorado as an assistant professor in 1992 and is currently the James and Catherine Endowed Chair and a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.