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Biographical entry Bowie, John Hamilton (1938 - )

16 July 1938
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


John Bowie has been professor of organic chemistry at the University of Adelaide since 1983. His particular research interest is mass spectrometry.


Born Melbourne, 16 July 1938. Educated Universities of Melbourne (MSc) and Nottingham (PhD 1964). DSc, University of Adelaide 1969. ICI Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge 1964-66; lecturer in organic chemistry, University of Adelaide 1966-69, senior lecturer 1970-71, reader 1972-82, professor 1983- , Dean, Faculty of Science 1981-82, Pro-Vice-Chancellor 1989-92; head, Department of Chemistry. Rennie Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1967, H.G. Smith Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1974.

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Journal Articles

  • Bowie, J. H., 'Twenty-five years of negative-ion studies at Adelaide', Organic Mass Spectrometry, vol. 28121407-1, 1993. Details


Online Resources

See also

  • Downard, K. M. and De Laeter, J. R., 'A History of Mass Spectrometry in Australia', Journal of Mass Spectrometry, vol. 40, no. 9, 2005, pp. 1123-1139. Details

McCarthy, G.J.