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Kit H. Bowen, Jr

BowenKitKIT H. BOWEN, JR, the E. Emmet Reid Professor of Chemistry, focuses his research on clusters, which are aggregates of atoms or molecules held together by the same weak attractive forces responsible for the cohesion of solids and liquids. An important goal of modern physical chemistry is the development of a molecular scale picture of condensed phase interactions. Dr. Bowen has used clusters, unique vehicles for studying microscopic aspects of condensed matter, to study many different aspects of chemistry and chemical physics. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a recipient of a Senior Humboldt Research Award, and in 2005 was named Maryland Chemist of the Year.