The Bowden group is a highly interdisciplinary research group that works in the overlapping areas of polymer chemistry, medicinal science, surface chemistry, and materials science. We begin each project by designing organic materials at the molecular level and then synthesizing them using a combination of organic chemistry and polymer chemistry. We happily collaborate with a wide variety of people in pharmacy, physics, chemical engineering, and materials science to solve problems that are best addressed by an interdisciplinary approach. Our main focus is to use macromolecular science as a toolbox to solve problems and to develop new synthetic methods.
April 2013: Congrats to Ned and Abhi for winning $2,500 in a business competition! Our company, Vetzuren, is starting to take off.
April 2013: Congrats to Jason for winning first place in the Natural Sciences Section of the poster session featuring undergraduate research!
We are a synthetic polymer group that is also very concerned with synthesizing polymers that have a use. We developed the first synthesis of polysulfenamides, polydiaminosulfides, and polydisulfidediamines for applications in drug delivery, medicine, and electrically conducting polymers. We also developed exciting applications of polydicyclopentadiene to separate organic molecules by filtration.