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Research Interests


Inorganic computational chemistry; Photosensitizers; Light-driven molecular machines; Excited state processes.

Full list of publications can be found here (Google Scholar Profile)



BS. Chemistry and Applied Mathematics, Appalachian State University. 2010

PhD Chemistry, North Carolina State University. 2015

Selected Publications

J. Nance, D. N. Bowman, S. Mukherjee, C. T. Kelley, E. Jakubikova "Insights into the Spin-State Transitions in [Fe(tpy)2]2+: Importance of the Terpyridine Rocking Motion", Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 11259.

D. N. Bowman, A. Bondarev, S. Mukherjee, E. Jakubikova "Tuning the electronic structure of Fe(II) polypyridines via donor atom and ligand scaffold modifications: A computational study", Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 8786.

M. W. Mara, D. N. Bowman, O. Buyukcakir, et al. Electron injection from copper diimine sensitizers into TiO2: Structural effects and their implications for solar energy conversion devices", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 9670.

E. Jakubikova, D. N. Bowman "Fe(II)-polypyridines as chromophores in DSSCs: A computational perspective", Acc. Chem. Res. 2015, 48, 1441.

D. N. Bowman, E. Jakubikova "Low-spin vs. high-spin ground state in pseudo-octahedral iron complexes", Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 6011.



David Bowman

Postdoctoral Researcher

149 Smith Hall

University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
139 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431

Phone: 612-624-1535
Fax: 612-626-7541

Email: bowmand(at)