Bio


Professor Bowman studies reacting flows, primarily through experimental means, and the processes by which pollutants are formed and destroyed in flames. In addition, he is interested in the environmental impact of energy use, specifically greenhouse gas emissions from use of fossil fuels.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Chair, Graduate Studies Committee, Mechanical Engineering Department (2013 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Zeldovich Gold Medal, Combustion Institute (1998)
  • Research Prize, Humboldt (1997)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, National Academy of Engineering (2013 - Present)

Professional Education


  • PhD, Princeton, Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences (1966)

Journal Articles


  • Shock Tube Measurements of the Rate Constant for the Reaction Ethanol + OH. journal of physical chemistry. A Stranic, I., Pang, G. A., Hanson, R. K., Golden, D. M., Bowman, C. T. 2014; 118 (5): 822-828

    Abstract

    The overall rate constant for the reaction ethanol + OH → products was determined experimentally from 900 to 1270 K behind reflected shock waves. Ethan(18)ol was utilized for these measurements in order to avoid the recycling of OH radicals following H-atom abstraction at the β-site of ethanol. Similar experiments were also performed with unlabeled ethan(16)ol in order to infer the rate constant that excludes reactivity at the β-site. The two data sets were used to directly infer the branching ratio for the reaction at the β-site. Experimental data in the current study and in previous low-temperature studies for the overall rate constant are best fit by the expression koverall = 5.07 × 10(5) T[K](2.31) exp(608/T[K]) cm(3) mol(-1) s(-1), valid from 300 to 1300 K. Measurements indicate that the branching ratio of the β-site is between 20 and 25% at the conditions studied. Pseudo-first-order reaction conditions were generated using tert-butylhydroperoxide (TBHP) as a fast source of (16)OH with ethanol in excess. (16)OH mole fraction time-histories were measured using narrow-line width laser absorption near 307 nm. Measurements were performed at the linecenter of the R22(5.5) transition in the A-X(0,0) band of (16)OH that does not overlap with any absorption features of (18)OH, thus producing a measurement of the (16)OH mole fraction that is insensitive to the presence of (18)OH.

    View details for DOI 10.1021/jp410853f

    View details for PubMedID 24405356

  • Shock Tube Measurements of the tert-Butanol + OH Reaction Rate and the tert-C4H8OH Radical ß-Scission Branching Ratio Using Isotopic Labeling. journal of physical chemistry. A Stranic, I., Pang, G. A., Hanson, R. K., Golden, D. M., Bowman, C. T. 2013; 117 (23): 4777-4784

    Abstract

    The overall rate constant for the reaction tert-butanol + OH ? products was determined experimentally behind reflected shock waves by using (18)O-substituted tert-butanol (tert-butan(18)ol) and tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) as a fast source of (16)OH. The data were acquired from 900 to 1200 K near 1.1 atm and are best fit by the Arrhenius expression 1.24 × 10(-10)?exp(-2501/T [K]) cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1). The products of the title reaction include the tert-C4H8OH radical that is known to have two major ?-scission decomposition channels, one of which produces OH radicals. Experiments with the isotopically labeled tert-butan(18)ol also lead to an experimental determination of the branching ratio for the ?-scission pathways of the tert-C4H8OH radical by comparing the measured pseudo-first-order decay rate of (16)OH in the presence of excess tert-butan(16)ol with the respective decay rate of (16)OH in the presence of excess tert-butan(18)ol. The two decay rates of (16)OH as a result of reactions with the two forms of tert-butanol differ by approximately a factor of 5 due to the absence of (16)OH-producing pathways in experiments with tert-butan(18)ol. This indicates that 80% of the (16)OH molecules that react with tert-butan(16)ol will reproduce another (16)OH molecule through ?-scission of the resulting tert-C4H8(16)OH radical. (16)OH mole fraction time histories were measured using narrow-line-width laser absorption near 307 nm. Measurements were performed at the line center of the R22(5.5) transition in the A-X(0,0) band of (16)OH, a transition that does not overlap with any absorption features of (18)OH, hence yielding a measurement of (16)OH mole fraction that is insensitive to any production of (18)OH.

    View details for DOI 10.1021/jp402176e

    View details for PubMedID 23683356

  • Experimental Determination of the High-Temperature Rate Constant for the Reaction of OH with sec-Butanol JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A Pang, G. A., Hanson, R. K., Golden, D. M., Bowman, C. T. 2012; 116 (39): 9607-9613

    Abstract

    The overall rate constant for the reaction of OH with sec-butanol [CH(3)CH(OH)CH(2)CH(3)] was determined from measurements of the near-first-order OH decay in shock-heated mixtures of tert-butylhydroperoxide (as a fast source of OH) with sec-butanol in excess. Three kinetic mechanisms from the literature describing sec-butanol combustion were used to examine the sensitivity of the rate constant determination to secondary kinetics. The overall rate constant determined can be described by the Arrhenius expression 6.97 × 10(-11) exp(-1550/T[K]) cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1), valid over the temperature range of 888-1178 K. Uncertainty bounds of ±30% were found to adequately account for the uncertainty in secondary kinetics. To our knowledge, the current data represent the first efforts toward an experimentally determined rate constant for the overall reaction of OH with sec-butanol at combustion-relevant temperatures. A rate constant predicted using a structure-activity relationship from the literature was compared to the current data and previous rate constant measurements for the title reaction at atmospheric-relevant temperatures. The structure-activity relationship was found to be unable to correctly predict the measured rate constant at all temperatures where experimental data exist. We found that the three-parameter fit of 4.95 × 10(-20)T(2.66) exp(+1123/T[K]) cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1) better describes the overall rate constant for the reaction of OH with sec-butanol from 263 to 1178 K.

    View details for DOI 10.1021/jp306977e

    View details for Web of Science ID 000309375300002

    View details for PubMedID 22946741

  • High-Temperature Rate Constant Determination for the Reaction of OH with iso-Butanol JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A Pang, G. A., Hanson, R. K., Golden, D. M., Bowman, C. T. 2012; 116 (19): 4720-4725

    Abstract

    This work presents the first direct experimental study of the rate constant for the reaction of OH with iso-butanol (2-methyl-1-propanol) at temperatures from 907 to 1147 K at near-atmospheric pressures. OH time-histories were measured behind reflected shock waves using a narrow-linewidth laser absorption method during reactions of dilute mixtures of tert-butylhydroperoxide (as a fast source of OH) with iso-butanol in excess. The title reaction's overall rate constant (OH + iso-butanol ?(k(overall)) all products) minus the rate constant for the ?-radical-producing channel (OH + iso-butanol ?(k(?)) 1-hydroxy-2-methyl-prop-2-yl radical + H(2)O) was determined from the pseudo-first-order rate of OH decay. A two-parameter Arrhenius fit of the experimentally determined rate constant in the current temperature range yields the expression (k(overall) - k(?)) = 1.84 × 10(-10) exp(-2350/T[K]) cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1). A recommendation for the overall rate constant, including k(?), is made, and comparisons of the results to rate constant recommendations from the literature are discussed.

    View details for DOI 10.1021/jp302719j

    View details for Web of Science ID 000304073200005

    View details for PubMedID 22515280

  • Rate Constant Measurements for the Overall Reaction of OH+1-Butanol -> Products from 900 to 1200 K JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A Pang, G. A., Hanson, R. K., Golden, D. M., Bowman, C. T. 2012; 116 (10): 2475-2483

    Abstract

    The rate constant for the overall reaction OH + 1-butanol ? products was determined in the temperature range 900 to 1200 K from measurements of OH concentration time histories in reflected shock wave experiments of tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) as a fast source of OH radicals with 1-butanol in excess. Narrow-linewidth laser absorption was employed for the quantitative OH concentration measurement. A detailed kinetic mechanism was constructed that includes updated rate constants for 1-butanol and TBHP kinetics that influence the near-first-order OH concentration decay under the present experimental conditions, and this mechanism was used to facilitate the rate constant determination. The current work improves upon previous experimental studies of the title rate constant by utilizing a rigorously generated kinetic model to describe secondary reactions. Additionally, the current work extends the temperature range of experimental data in the literature for the title reaction under combustion-relevant conditions, presenting the first measurements from 900 to 1000 K. Over the entire temperature range studied, the overall rate constant can be expressed in Arrhenius form as 3.24 × 10(-10) exp(-2505/T [K]) cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1). The influence of secondary reactions on the overall OH decay rate is discussed, and a detailed uncertainty analysis is performed yielding an overall uncertainty in the measured rate constant of ±20% at 1197 K and ±23% at 925 K. The results are compared with previous experimental and theoretical studies on the rate constant for the title reaction and reasonable agreement is found when the earlier experimental data were reinterpreted.

    View details for DOI 10.1021/jp211885p

    View details for Web of Science ID 000301509400010

    View details for PubMedID 22352920

  • High-Temperature Measurements of the Rate Constants for Reactions of OH with a Series of Large Normal Alkanes: n-Pentane, n-Heptane, and n-Nonane ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PHYSIKALISCHE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS Pang, G. A., Hanson, R. K., Golden, D. M., Bowman, C. T. 2011; 225 (11-12): 1157-1178
  • Vitiated ethane oxidation in a high-pressure flow reactor COMBUSTION AND FLAME Walters, K. M., Bowman, C. T. 2009; 156 (10): 1886-1897
  • High-temperature shock tube study of the reactions CH3+OH -> products and CH3OH+Ar -> products INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Vasudevan, V., Cook, R. D., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T., Golden, D. M. 2008; 40 (8): 488-495

    View details for DOI 10.1002/kin.20334

    View details for Web of Science ID 000257769400004

  • High temperature shock tube study of the reactions CH3+OH®products and CH3OH+Ar®products Int. J. Chem. Kinetics Vasudevan, V., Cook, R., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T., Golden, D., M. 2008; 40: 488-495
  • Shock tube study of the reaction of CH with N-2: Overall rate and branching ratio JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A Vasudevan, V., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T., Golden, D. M., Davidson, D. F. 2007; 111 (46): 11818-11830

    Abstract

    We have studied the reaction between CH and N2, (1) CH + N2 --> products, in shock tube experiments using CH and NCN laser absorption. CH was monitored by continuous-wave, narrow-line-width laser absorption at 431.1 nm. The overall rate coefficient of the CH + N2 reaction was measured between 1943 and 3543 K, in the 0.9-1.4 atm pressure range, using a CH perturbation approach. CH profiles recorded upon shock-heating dilute mixtures of ethane in argon and acetic anhydride in argon were perturbed by the addition of nitrogen. The perturbation in the CH concentration was principally due to the reaction between CH and N2. Rate coefficients for the overall reaction were inferred by kinetically modeling the perturbed CH profiles. A least-squares, two-parameter fit of the current overall rate coefficient measurements was k1 = 6.03 x 1012 exp(-11150/T [K]) (cm3 mol-1 s-1). The uncertainty in k1 was estimated to be approximately +/-25% and approximately +/-35% at approximately 3350 and approximately 2100 K, respectively. At high temperatures, there are two possible product channels for the reaction between CH and N2, (1a) CH + N2 --> HCN + N and (1b) CH + N2 --> H + NCN. The large difference in the rates of the reverse reactions enabled inference of the branching ratio of reaction 1, k1b/(k1b + k1a), in the 2228-2905 K temperature range by CH laser absorption in experiments in a nitrogen bath. The current CH measurements are consistent with a branching ratio of 1 and establish NCN and H as the primary products of the CH + N2 reaction. A detailed and systematic uncertainty analysis, taking into account experimental and mechanism-induced contributions, yields a conservative lower bound of 0.70 for the branching ratio. NCN was also detected by continuous-wave, narrow-line-width laser absorption at 329.13 nm. The measured NCN time histories were used to infer the rate coefficient of the reaction between H and NCN, H + NCN --> HCN + N, and to estimate an absorption coefficient for the NCN radical.

    View details for DOI 10.1021/jp075638c

    View details for Web of Science ID 000250967800012

    View details for PubMedID 17958405

  • Effects of pressure on performance of mesoscale burner arrays for gas-turbine applications JOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER Bardos, A., Walters, K. M., Boutross, M. G., Lee, S., Edwards, C. F., Bowman, C. T. 2007; 23 (4): 884-886

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.26255

    View details for Web of Science ID 000248073000032

  • High-temperature shock tube measurements of methyl radical decomposition JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A Vasudevan, V., Hanson, R. K., Golden, D. M., Bowman, C. T., Davidson, D. F. 2007; 111 (19): 4062-4072

    Abstract

    We have studied the two-channel thermal decomposition of methyl radicals in argon, involving the reactions CH3 + Ar --> CH + H2 + Ar (1a) and CH3 + Ar --> CH2 + H + Ar (1b), in shock tube experiments over the 2253-3527 K temperature range, at pressures between 0.7 and 4.2 atm. CH was monitored by continuous-wave, narrow-line-width laser absorption at 431.1311 nm. The collision-broadening coefficient for CH in argon, 2gamma(CH-Ar), was measured via repeated single-frequency experiments in the ethane pyrolysis system behind reflected shock waves. The measured 2gamma(CH-Ar) value and updated spectroscopic and molecular parameters were used to calculate the CH absorption coefficient at 431.1311 nm (23194.80 cm(-1)), which was then used to convert raw traces of fractional transmission to quantitative CH concentration time histories in the methyl decomposition experiments. The rate coefficient of reaction 1a was measured by monitoring CH radicals generated upon shock-heating highly dilute mixtures of ethane, C2H6, or methyl iodide, CH3I, in an argon bath. A detailed chemical kinetic mechanism was used to model the measured CH time histories. Within experimental uncertainty and scatter, no pressure dependence could be discerned in the rate coefficient of reaction 1a in the 0.7-4.2 atm pressure range. A least-squares, two-parameter fit of the current measurements, applicable between 2706 and 3527 K, gives k(1a) (cm(3) mol(-1) s(-1)) = 3.09 x 1015 exp[-40700/T (K)]. The rate coefficient of reaction 1b was determined by shock-heating dilute mixtures of C2H6 or CH3I and excess O2 in argon. During the course of reaction, OH radicals were monitored using the well-characterized R(1)(5) line of the OH A-X (0,0) band at 306.6871 nm (32606.52 cm(-1)). H atoms generated via reaction 1b rapidly react with O2, which is present in excess, forming OH. The OH traces are primarily sensitive to reaction 1b, reaction 9 (H + O2 --> OH + O) and reaction 10 (CH3 + O2 --> products), where the rate coefficients of reactions 9 and 10 are relatively well-established. No pressure dependence could be discerned for reaction 1b between 1.1 and 3.9 atm. A two-parameter, least-squares fit of the current data, valid over the 2253-2975 K temperature range, yields the rate expression k(1b) (cm(3) mol(-1) s(-1)) = 2.24 x 10(15) exp[-41600/T (K)]. Theoretical calculations carried out using a master equation/RRKM analysis fit the measurements reasonably well.

    View details for DOI 10.1021/jp0677187

    View details for Web of Science ID 000246341200040

    View details for PubMedID 17388279

  • High-temperature measurements of the rates of the reactions CH2O+Ar -> Products and CH2O+O-2 -> Products PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMBUSTION INSTITUTE Vasudevan, V., Davidson, D. F., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T., Golden, D. M. 2007; 31: 175-183
  • Mesoscale burner Arrays for gas-turbine reheat applications JOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER Lee, S., Svrcek, M., Edwards, C. F., Bowman, C. T. 2006; 22 (2): 417-424
  • Experimental study of confined, swirling, nonpremixed gas flame for validation of simulations JOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER Tribbett, E. J., Sipperley, C. M., Huh, J. Y., Edwards, C. F., Bowman, C. T. 2006; 22 (1): 158-168
  • Evaluated kinetic data for combustion modeling: Supplement II JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL REFERENCE DATA Baulch, D. L., Bowman, C. T., Cobos, C. J., Cox, R. A., Just, T., Kerr, J. A., Pilling, M. J., Stocker, D., Troe, J., Tsang, W., Walker, R. W., Warnatz, J. 2005; 34 (3): 757-1397

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.1748524

    View details for Web of Science ID 000231310600001

  • A shock tube study of the reaction NH2+CH4 -> NH3+CH3 and comparison with transition state theory INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Song, S. H., Golden, D. M., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T., Senosiain, J. P., Musgrave, C. B., Friedrichs, G. 2003; 35 (7): 304-309

    View details for DOI 10.1002/kin.10131

    View details for Web of Science ID 000183601300004

  • A shock tube study of the product branching ratio of the NH2+NO reaction at high temperatures JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A Song, S. H., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T., GOLDEN, D. M. 2002; 106 (40): 9233-9235

    View details for DOI 10.1021/jp020943d

    View details for Web of Science ID 000178506700012

  • A shock tube study of benzylamine decomposition: Overall rate coefficient and heat of formation of the benzyl radical JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A Song, S., GOLDEN, D. M., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 2002; 106 (25): 6094-6098

    View details for DOI 10.1021/jp0200851

    View details for Web of Science ID 000176356400017

  • Shock tube determination of the overall rate of NH2+NO -> products in the Thermal De-NOx temperature window INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Song, S., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T., GOLDEN, D. M. 2001; 33 (11): 715-721
  • Flow reactor study of the effect of pressure on the thermal De-NOx process COMBUSTION AND FLAME Schmidt, C. C., Bowman, C. T. 2001; 127 (1-2): 1958-1970
  • Gas-phase reaction mechanisms for nitrogen oxide formation and removal in combustion POLLUTANTS FROM COMBUSTION - FORMATION AND IMPACT ON ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY Bowman, C. T. 2000; 547: 123-144
  • A shock tube study of the product branching ratio for the reaction NH2+NO using frequency-modulation detection of NH2 JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A Votsmeier, M., Song, S., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1999; 103 (11): 1566-1571
  • CH-radical concentration measurements in fuel-rich CH4/O-2/Ar and CH4/O-2/NO/Ar mixtures behind shock waves COMBUSTION AND FLAME Woiki, D., Votsmeier, M., Davidson, D. F., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1998; 113 (4): 624-626
  • An experimental investigation of the effects of compressibility on a turbulent reacting mixing layer JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Miller, M. F., Bowman, C. T., Mungal, M. G. 1998; 356: 25-64
  • Measurement of the rate coefficient of the reaction CH+O-2->products in the temperature range 2200 to 2600 K INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Rohrig, M., Petersen, E. L., Davidson, D. F., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1997; 29 (10): 781-789
  • Argon broadening of the R(48), R(50) and R(52) lines of CO2 in the (00 degrees 1)<-(00 degrees 0) band JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY & RADIATIVE TRANSFER Wooldridge, M. S., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1997; 57 (3): 425-434
  • A shock tube study of CO+OH->CO2+H and HNCO+OH->products via simultaneous laser adsorption measurements of OH and CO2 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Wooldridge, M. S., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1996; 28 (5): 361-372
  • On-line adaptive optimal combustor control IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY PADMANABHAN, K. T., Bowman, C. T., Powell, J. D. 1996; 4 (3): 217-229
  • A shock tube study of reactions of CN with HCN, OH, and H-2 using CN and OH laser absorption INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS WOOLDRIDGE, S. T., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1996; 28 (4): 245-258
  • A SHOCK-TUBE STUDY OF METHYL-METHYL REACTIONS BETWEEN 1200 AND 2400 K INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Davidson, D. F., DIROSA, M. D., Chang, E. J., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1995; 27 (12): 1179-1196
  • SIMULTANEOUS LASER-ABSORPTION MEASUREMENTS OF CN AND OH IN A SHOCK-TUBE STUDY OF HCN+OH-]PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS WOOLDRIDGE, S. T., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1995; 27 (11): 1075-1087
  • MEASUREMENTS OF ARGON COLLISION BROADENING IN THE CN B-2-SIGMA(+)[-X(2)SIGMA(+)(0,0) SPECTRUM JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY & RADIATIVE TRANSFER WOOLDRIDGE, S. T., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1995; 53 (5): 481-492
  • Revised Values for the Rate Coefficients of Ethane and Methane Decomposition Int. J. Chem. Kinetics Davidson, D., F., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1995; 27: 305-308
  • A Shock Tube Study of Methyl-Methyl Reactions between 1200 and 2400K Int. J. Chem. Kinetics Davidson, D., F., DiRosa, M., D., Chang, E., J., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1995; 27: 1179-1196
  • A Shock Tube Study of Nitric Acid Decomposition Shock Waves (Springer-Verlag) Wooldridge, M., S., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1995: 83-88
  • CO2* chemiluminescence in premixed flames COMBUSTION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Samaniego, J. M., Egolfopoulos, F. N., Bowman, C. T. 1995; 109 (1-6): 183-203
  • A SHOCK-TUBE STUDY OF THE OH+OH-]H2O+O REACTION INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Wooldridge, M. S., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1994; 26 (4): 389-401
  • A Shock Tube Study of the OH+OH®H2O+O Reaction. Int. J. Chem. Kinetics Wooldridge, M., S., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1994; 26: 389-401
  • A STUDY OF ETHANE DECOMPOSITION IN A SHOCK-TUBE USING LASER-ABSORPTION OF CH3 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Davidson, D. F., DIROSA, M. D., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1993; 25 (11): 969-982
  • DEVELOPMENT OF A CW LASER-ABSORPTION DIAGNOSTIC FOR MEASUREMENT OF CN IN SHOCK-TUBE EXPERIMENTS JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY & RADIATIVE TRANSFER WOOLDRIDGE, S. T., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1993; 50 (1): 19-34
  • A SHOCK-TUBE STUDY OF REACTIONS OF ATOMIC OXYGEN WITH ISOCYANIC ACID INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Mertens, J. D., Chang, A. Y., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1992; 24 (3): 279-295
  • A Shock Tube Study of the Reactions of Atomic Oxygen with Isocyanic Acid Int. J. Chem. Kinetics Mertens, J., D., Chang, A., Y., Hanson, R., K. 1992; 24: 279-295
  • A SHOCK-TUBE STUDY OF H + HNCO -] NH2 + CO INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Mertens, J. D., KOHSEHOINGHAUS, K., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1991; 23 (8): 655-668
  • A SHOCK-TUBE STUDY OF REACTIONS OF C ATOMS AND CH WITH NO INCLUDING PRODUCT CHANNEL MEASUREMENTS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Dean, A. J., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1991; 95 (8): 3180-3189
  • KINETIC MODELING OF THE REDUCTION OF NITRIC-OXIDE IN COMBUSTION PRODUCTS BY ISOCYANIC ACID INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Miller, J. A., Bowman, C. T. 1991; 23 (4): 289-313
  • A SHOCK-TUBE STUDY OF THE REACTIONS OF NH WITH NO, O2, AND O INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Mertens, J. D., Chang, A. Y., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1991; 23 (2): 173-196
  • A Shock Tube Study of H+HNCO®NH2+CO Int. J. Chem. Kinetics Mertens, J., D., Kohse-Höinghaus, K., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1991; 23: 655-668
  • A Shock Tube Study of the Reactions of NH with NO, O2, and O Int. J. Chem. Kinetics Mertens, J., D., Chang, A., Y., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1991; 23: 173-196
  • A Shock Tube Study of Reactions of C Atoms and CH with NO Including Product Channel Measurements J. Phys. Chem. Dean, A., J., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1991; 95: 3180-3189
  • COMBUSTOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT THROUGH DIRECT SHEAR-LAYER EXCITATION COMBUSTION AND FLAME McManus, K. R., Vandsburger, U., Bowman, C. T. 1990; 82 (1): 75-92
  • SHOCK-TUBE STUDY OF THE REACTION H + O2-]OH + O USING OH LASER-ABSORPTION JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Masten, D. A., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1990; 94 (18): 7119-7128
  • Shock Tube Study of the Reaction H+O2®OH+O Using Laser Absorption J. Phys. Chem. Masten, D., A., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1990; 94: 7119-7128
  • REACTION-KINETICS OF NH IN THE SHOCK-TUBE PYROLYSIS OF HNCO INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Mertens, J. D., Chang, A. Y., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1989; 21 (11): 1049-1067
  • MECHANISM AND MODELING OF NITROGEN CHEMISTRY IN COMBUSTION PROGRESS IN ENERGY AND COMBUSTION SCIENCE Miller, J. A., Bowman, C. T. 1989; 15 (4): 287-338
  • THE STRUCTURE OF A CHEMICALLY REACTING PLANE MIXING LAYER JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Masutani, S. M., Bowman, C. T. 1986; 172: 93-?
  • CHEMICAL-KINETICS MODELS FOR COMPLEX REACTING FLOWS BERICHTE DER BUNSEN-GESELLSCHAFT-PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS Bowman, C. T. 1986; 90 (11): 934-940
  • SHOCK-TUBE STUDY OF THE THERMAL-DECOMPOSITION OF CYANOGEN JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS Szekely, A., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1984; 80 (10): 4982-4985
  • HIGH-TEMPERATURE DETERMINATION OF THE RATE COEFFICIENT FOR THE REACTION H2O+CN-]HCN+OH INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Szekely, A., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1984; 16 (12): 1609-1621
  • High Temperature Determination of the Rate Coefficient for the Reaction H2O+CN®HCN+OH Int. J. Chem. Kinetics Szekely, A., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1984; 16: 1609-1621
  • Shock Tube Study of the Thermal Decomposition of Cyanogen J. Chem. Phys. Szekely, A., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1984; 80: 4982-4985
  • A Three-Zone Model for Coal Particle Swelling Combustion Science and Technology Melia, P., F., Bowman, C., T. 1983; 31: 195-201
  • HIGH-TEMPERATURE DETERMINATION OF THE RATE COEFFICIENT FOR THE REACTION H2+CN-]H+HCN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS Szekely, A., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. 1983; 15 (9): 915-923
  • Shock Tube Determination of the Rate Coefficient for the Reaction CN+HCN®C2N2+H Int. J. Chem. Kinetics Szekely, A., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1983; 15: 1237-1241
  • Shock Tube Study of the Thermal Decomposition of Hydrogen Cyanide Shock Tubes and Waves (The StateUniversity of New York) Szekely, A., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1982: 617-621
  • SHOCK-TUBE MEASUREMENTS OF RATE COEFFICIENTS OF ELEMENTARY GAS REACTIONS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Bowman, C. T., Hanson, R. K. 1979; 83 (6): 757-763
  • Shock Tube Measurements of Rate Coefficients of Elementary Reactions J. Phys. Chem. Bowman, C., T., Hanson, R., K. 1979; 83: 757-763
  • Probe Measurements in Flames Experimental Diagnostics in Gas-Phase Combustion, AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Bowman, C., T. 1977; 53: 3-24
  • Kinetics of Pollutant Formation and Destruction in Combustion Progress in Energy and Combustion Science Bowman, C., T. 1975; 1: 33-45
  • A Shock Tube Investigation of the High-Temperature Oxidation of Methanol Combustion and Flame Bowman, C., T. 1975; 25: 343-354
  • Molecular Beam Sampling of H2CO and NO in One-Atmosphere Methane-Air Flames Combustion and Flame Seery, D., J., Bowman, C., T. 1975; 25: 397-398
  • Investigation of Nitric Oxide Formation Kinetics in Combustion Processes: The Hydrogen-Oxygen-Nitrogen Reaction Combustion Science and Technology Bowman, C., T. 1971; 3: 37-45
  • An Experimental and Analytical Study of Methane Oxidation behind Shock Waves Combustion and Flame Seery, D., J., Bowman, C., T. 1970; 14: 37-48
  • An Experimental and Analytical Investigation of the High-Temperature Oxidation Mechanisms of Hydrocarbon Fuels Combustion Science and Technology Bowman, C., T. 1970; 2: 161-172
  • Vibrational Relaxation of HCl behind Shock Waves J. Chem. Phys. Bowman, C., T., Seery, D., J. 1969; 50: 1904-1905
  • Dissociation of HCl behind Shock Waves J. Chem. Phys. Seery, D., J., Bowman, C., T. 1968; 48: 4314-4317
  • Chemiluminescence in the High-Temperature Oxidation of Methane Combustion and Flame Bowman, C., T., Seery, D., J. 1968; 12: 611-614
  • Combustion Instability in Gas Rockets AIAA J. Bowman, C., T., Glassman, I., Crocco, L. 1965; 3: 1981-1982

Books and Book Chapters


  • Mechanisms and Modeling of Gas-Phase Aftertreatment Methods for NO Removal from Combustion Products Physical and Chemical Aspects of Combustion Bowman, C., T. edited by Dryer, F., L., Sawyer, R., F. Gordon and Breach. 1997: 29-68
  • Chemistry of Gaseous Pollutant Formation and Destruction Fossil Fuel Combustion: A Source Book Bowman, C., T. edited by Bartok, W., Sarofim, A., F. John Wiley. 1991: 215-260
  • Alternative Hydrocarbon Fuels: Combustion and Chemical Kinetics AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics edited by Bowman, C., T., Birkeland, J. AIAA, New York. 1978; 62
  • Probe Measurements in Flames Experimental Diagnostics in Gas-Phase Combustion Systems edited by Zinn, B., T., Bowman, C., T., Hartley, D., L. AIAA, New York. 1977: 1

Conference Proceedings


  • CFD simulation of a confined axisymmetric laminar methane-air diffusion flame Fletcher, D., F., Bowman, C., T., Haynes, B., S. 2013
  • High-temperature measurements of the rates of the reactions CH2O+M ®products and CH2O+O2® products Vasudevan, V., Davidson, D., F., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T., Golden, D., M. 2007
  • The reaction of CH3+O-2: experimental determination of the rate coefficients for the product channels at high temperatures Herbon, J. T., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T., GOLDEN, D. M. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2005: 955-963
  • A shock tube study of the enthalpy of formation of OH Herbon, J. T., Hanson, R. K., GOLDEN, D. M., Bowman, C. T. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2002: 1201-1208
  • A shock tube study of the NH2+NO2 reaction Song, S., GOLDEN, D. M., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2002: 2163-2170
  • Shock Tube Determination of the Overall Rate of NH2 + NO ® Products at High Temperatures Song, S., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T., Golden, D., M. 2001
  • Experimental study and modeling of the reaction H+O-2+M -> HO2+M (M = Ar, N-2, H2O) at elevated pressures and temperatures between 1050 and 1250 K Bates, R. W., GOLDEN, D. M., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T. ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY. 2001: 2337-2342
  • Shock tube determination of the overall rate of NH2+NO -> products at high temperatures Song, S., Hanson, R. K., Bowman, C. T., GOLDEN, D. M. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2000: 2403-2409
  • High-Pressure Methane Oxidation Behind Reflected Shock Waves Petersen, E., L., Röhrig, M., Davidson, D., F., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1996
  • Real Time Adaptive Feedback Control of Combustion Instability Kemal, A., Bowman, C., T. 1996
  • Measurement of the Rate Coefficient of H + O2 + M ® HO2 + M for M = Ar and N2 at High Pressures Davidson, D., F., Petersen, E., L., Röhrig, M., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1996
  • AN ADAPTIVE OPTIMAL COMBUSTION CONTROL STRATEGY PADMANABHAN, K. T., Bowman, C. T., Powell, J. D. ELSEVIER SCIENCE PUBL CO INC. 1995: 101-110
  • Active adaptive control of combustion Kemal, A., Bowman, C. T. I E E E. 1995: 667-672
  • On-line Combustor Performance Optimization Padmanabhan, K., T., Bowman, C., T., Powell, J., D. 1995
  • A Shock Tube Study of the Reaction of CN and NCO with NO2 Wooldridge, S., T., Mertens, J., D., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1994
  • A Shock Tube Study of the CO+OH®CO2+H Reaction Wooldridge, M., S., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1994
  • A Shock Tube Study of Methane Decomposition Using Laser Absorption by CH3 Davidson, D., F., DiRosa, M., D., Chang, A., Y., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1992
  • Control of Combustion-Generated Nitrogen Oxide Emissions: Technology Driven by Regulation Bowman, C., T. 1992
  • A Shock Tube Study of the Reactions of NCO with O and NO using NCO Laser Absorption Mertens, J., D., Dean, A., J., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1992
  • Effects of Controlling Vortex Dynamics on the Performance of a Dump Combustor McManus, K., R., Bowman, C., T. 1990
  • High Temperature Shock Tube Study of Reactions of CH and C-Atoms with N2 Dean, A., J., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1990
  • An Investigation of the Structure of a Laminar Non-Premixed Flame in an Unsteady Vortical Flow Lewis, G., S., Cantwell, B., J., Vandsburger, U., Bowman, C., T. 1988
  • Soot Production in Axisymmetric Laminar Diffusion Flames at Pressure from One to Ten Atmospheres Flower, W., L., Bowman, C., T. 1986
  • Shock Tube Study of the Reaction between Hydrogen Cyanide and Atomic Oxygen Szekely, A., Hanson, R., K., Bowman, C., T. 1985
  • Measurements of the Structure of Sooting Laminar Diffusion Flames at Elevated Pressure Flower, W., L., Bowman, C., T. 1985
  • Combustion of Monodisperse Droplet Clouds in a Reactive Environment Koshland, C., P., Bowman, C., T. 1985
  • Effects of Inlet Air Swirl and Fuel Volatility on the Structure of Confined Spray Flames Owen, F., K., Spadaccini, L., J., Kennedy, J., B., Bowman, C., T. 1979
  • Kinetics of Thermal Decomposition of Hydrogen Sulfide behind Shock Waves Bowman, C., T., Dodge, L., G. 1977
  • Pollutant Formation and Energy Release in Confined Turbulent Diffusion Flames Spadaccini, L., J., Owen, F., K., Bowman, C., T. 1977
  • Non-Equilibrium Radical Concentrations in Shock-Initiated Methane Oxidation Bowman, C., T. 1975
  • Kinetics of Nitric Oxide Formation in Combustion Processes Bowman, C., T. 1973