CHEM 695
Frontiers in Chemical Research

Lecturer:
Dr. Michael T. Bowers
Professor of Chemistry
University of California at Santa Barbara

Theme:
"Conformations, Energetics and Stepwise Hydration of Macromolecular Systems: Applications in Biochemistry and Materials Science"

Lectures:

Monday, November 11 (5 PM):
"An Introduction to Ion Mobility Based Ion Chromatography, and Selected Examples"

Tuesday, November 12 (5 PM):
"Applications of IC to Biological Molecules Including Hydration Studies"

Wednesday, November 13 (4 PM):
"Application of IC to Synthetic Polymers and Other Organic Materials"

Michael T. Bowers

DEGREES, HONORS and EDITORSHIPS
B.S. Chemistry - 1962, Gonzaga University
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry - 1966, University of Illinois (with W.H. Flygare)

Fellow, American Physical Society (Elected 1987)
Nobel Laureate Signature Award (1989)(N. Kirchner), American Chemical Society
Faculty Research Lecturer, University of California at Santa Barbara (1994)
Guggenheim Fellow (1995)
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Elected 1994)
Field and Frankin Award for Mass Spectrometry, ACS (1996)
Thomson Gold Medal, International Mass Spectrometry Society (1997)
Editor, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (1986 - present)
Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society (1989-present)
Gordon Conference Founder: Structure and Energetics of Gas Phase Ions (1991) and Biological Molecules in the Gas Phase (2001)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
1968-1973 Assistant Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara
1973-1976 Associate Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara
l976-1991 Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara
1991- Professor Abovescale, University of California at Santa Barbara

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Generation, Structure and Reactivity of Semiconductor and Metallic Clusters
Sigma Bond Activation by Transition Metals, Cluster-Assisted Mechanisms
Structures and Energetics of Synthetic Polymers and Biopolymers in the Gas Phase

SELECTED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (305 total)
Carbon Cluster Cations with up to 84 Atoms: Structures, Formation Mechanism and Reactivity, G. von Helden, M-T. Hsu, N. Gotts and M.T. Bowers, J. Phys. Chem. 97, 8182 (1993).
The Gas Phase Conformation of Biological Molecules: Bradykinin, Thomas Wyttenbach, Gert von Helden and Michael T. Bowers, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 118, 8355 (1996).
Gas-Phase Conformations of Synthetic Polymers: Poly (Ethylene Glycol), Poly (Propylene Glycol) and Poly (Tetra-Methyl Glycol), Jennifer Gidden, Thomas Wyttenbach, Anthony T. Jackson, James H. Scrivens and Michael T. Bowers, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 4692 (2000).
Gas Phase Conformations and Folding Energetics of Oligonucleotides: dTG- and dGT-, J. Gidden, J.E. Bushnell and M.T. Bowers, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 123, 5610 (2001).
Design of a New Electrospray Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometer, T. Wyttenbach, P.R. Kemper and M.T. Bowers, Int. J. Mass Spectrom., Special Issue Honoring R. Graham Cooks, 21