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Keith J. Bowman, Ph.D.

Department Chair
Duchossois Leadership Professor of Materials Engineering

Office: 

E1-243A

Phone: 

312.567.3175

Fax: 

312.567.7230

Email: 

Education 

Ph.D. MSE, University of Michigan, 1987
M.S. MMS, Case Western Reserve University, 1983
B.S. MMS, Case Western Reserve University, 1981

Research 

Texture and microstructure effects on properties and property anisotropy in structural and electronic ceramic materials; mechanical properties of materials; failure analysis of materials; fracture of materials; processing of materials; patents on materials processing.

Awards 

Purdue Engineering Mentoring Award, 2007

Purdue University Faculty Fellow, 1999-2004

Purdue University Book of Great Teachers, 2003

Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Foreign Scholars, 1996, 2002

Fellow of The American Ceramic Society, 2000

Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, Midpark High School, 1997

Charles Murphy Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1995

Best Teacher Award, Purdue School of Materials Engineering, 1992, 1995

NSF Scholarship - CBED Workshop 1986

Presidential Scholarship Paper Award - EMSA 1986

Foundry Education Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship (4 years)

Books 

"Models and Modeling in Engineering Education: Designing Experiences for all," Edited by J. Zawojewski, H. Diefes-Dux, and K.J. Bowman, Sense Publishing, 2008.

Zawojewski, J.S., Hjalmarson, M.A., Bowman, K.J., and Lesh, R., "Ch. 1: A Modeling Perspective on Learning and Teaching in Engineering Education," in "Models and Modeling in Engineering Education: Designing Experiences for all," Edited by J. Zawojewski, H. Diefes-Dux, and K.J. Bowman, Sense Publishing, 2008.

Bowman, K.J. and Siegmund, T., "Ch. 5: Designing Modeling Activities for Upper Level Engineering Classes" in "Models and Modeling in Engineering Education: Designing Experiences for all," Edited by J. Zawojewski, H. Diefes-Dux, and K.J. Bowman, Sense Publishing, 2008.

Bowman, K.J., "Introduction to Mechanical Behavior of Materials," Wiley, 2004.

Bowman, K.J., "Functionally Graded Materials 2000," Edited by K. Trumble, S. Sampath, and I. Reimanis, and K.J. Bowman, Ceramic Transactions, Vol. 114, AcerS, 2001.

Bowman, K.J., "Handbook on Discontinuously Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites," Purdue Research Foundation, 1995.

Bowman, K.J., "Hot Deformation Textures and Microstructures," Edited by J. Jonas, T. Bieler, and K.J. Bowman, TMS Proceedings, 1994.

Bowman, K.J., "Refractory Metal Disilicides Research," State-of-the-Art Report, Metals Information Analysis Center, 1992.

Professional Society Memberships 

Publications 

Keith J. Bowman, “Impacts of Creating Biomedical Engineering (BME) Programs on Gender Distribution within Leading Engineering Colleges,” Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2011) pp. 51-64.

Keith J. Bowman, “Gender Diversity Changes in a Small Engineering Discipline: Materials Science and Engineering,” Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Vol. 30, Issue 2 (2011) pp. 127-144.

Yuanyuan Jing, John Blendell, and Keith J. Bowman, “Mapping of 90° and 180° Switched Grains in a Polycrystalline PZT Thin Film by 3D PFM Phase Difference Maps,” J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 109 (2011) 074110.

Binzhi Li, John E. Blendell, and Keith J. Bowman, “Temperature Dependent Poling Behavior of Lead-free BZT-BCT Piezoelectrics,” J. American Ceramic Society, Vol. 94, Issue 10 (2011) pp. 3192-3194.

Zizhao Zhao, Keith Bowman, and R. Edwin Garcia, “Modeling 180° Domain Switching Population Dynamics in Polycrystalline Ferroelectrics,” J. American Ceramic Society, Vol. 95, No. 5 (2012) pp. 1619-1627.

Matthias C. Ehmke, Steven N. Ehrlich, John E. Blendell, and Keith J. Bowman, “Phase Coexistence and Ferroelastic Texture in High Strain (1−x)Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3–x(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 Piezoceramics,” J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 111 (2012) 124110.

Christopher M. Fancher, John E. Blendell, and Keith J. Bowman, “Poling Effect on d33 in Textured Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-based Materials,” Scripta Materialia, Vol. 68 (2013) pp. 443-446.

Matthias C. Ehmke, John Daniels, Julia Glaum, Mark Hoffman, John E. Blendell, and Keith J. Bowman, “Depoling of Lead-free (1–x)Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3–x(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 Piezoceramics under Uniaxial Compressive Stress,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 112 (2012) 114108.

Astri Bjørnetun Haugen, Jennifer S. Forrester, Dragan Damjanovic, Binzhi Li, Keith J. Bowman, and Jacob L. Jones, “Structure and Phase Transitions in 0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3TiO3)–0.5(BaZr0.2Ti0.8O3)from –100 °C to 150 °C,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 113, No. 1 (2013) p. 014103.

Ozgur Keles, R. Edwin Garcia, and Keith J. Bowman, “Stochastic Failure of Isotropic, Brittle Materials with Uniform Porosity,” Acta Materialia, Vol. 61, Issue 8 (2013) pp. 2853-2862.

Chris M. Fancher, Thanakorn Iamsasri, John E. Blendell, and Keith J. Bowman, “Effect of Crystallographic Texture and Texture Symmetry on the Field-Induced-Phase Transformation Behavior of Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3–7BaTiO3–2K0.5Na0.5NbO3,” Materials Research Letters, Accepted, April 2013.

Matthias C. Ehmke, Julia Glaum, Mark Hoffman, John E. Blendell, and Keith J. Bowman, “In Situ X-ray Diffraction of Biased Ferroelastic Switching in Tetragonal Lead-free (1–x)Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3–x(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 Piezoelectrics,” J. American Ceramic Society, Accepted, May 2013.