American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of Kristin Bowman-James

Kristin Bowman-James, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, will be the recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry. She is only the second woman to receive the award since its inception in 1962.

Dr. Bowman-James is being recognized for her research in expanding the structural concepts of transition metal coordination chemistry to the coordination of negatively charged ions, known as anions. She is a co-editor of the first book devoted exclusively to anion chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry of Anions (Wiley, 1997).

“It is truly exciting that my inorganic chemistry colleagues considered my research worthy of the ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry,” Bowman-James said. “This acknowledgment of my research is validation of my ideas and research findings.”

Professor Bowman-James joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 1975 and was named a Distinguished Professor in 2007. She is the first woman to serve as chair of the chemistry department at the university.

Dr. Bowman-James holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Temple University in Philadelphia.

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