Emeritus Professor Graham Arthur Bowmaker

BSc/PhD (Sydney), FNZIC, MRACI, CChem

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Professor, Emeritus

Research | Current

Professor Bowmaker's research involves the synthesis of known and new compounds and their investigation by spectroscopic and other physical methods. The main spectroscopic methods employed are vibrational spectroscopy (infrared and Raman) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR; solution and solid state NMR). The spectroscopic parameters obtained from such studies are analysed to yield information about structure and bonding.


Current projects

  • Vibrational and multinuclear (solution and solid state) NMR studies of Group 11 and Group 12 metal complexes.
  • Vibrational and magnetic resonance spectroscopic studies of redox processes in organic and coordination compounds, nanoscale systems, and conducting polymers.
  • Calculations of electronic structure and spectroscopic parameters of inorganic and coordination compounds.

Areas of expertise

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Gizdavic Nikolaidis, M., Vella, J., Bowmaker, G. A., & Zujovic, Z. D. (2016). Rapid microwave synthesis of polyaniline–C60 nanocomposites. Synthetic Metals, 217, 14-18. 10.1016/j.synthmet.2016.03.009
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Marija Gizdavic Nikolaidis, Zoran Zujovic, Joseph Vella
  • Gizdavic Nikolaidis, M. R., Jevremovic, M. M., Milenkovic, M., Allison, M. C., Stanisavljev, D. R., Bowmaker, G. A., & Zujovic, Z. D. (2016). High yield and facile microwave-assisted synthesis of conductive H2SO4 doped polyanilines. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 173, 255-261. 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2016.02.011
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Marija Gizdavic Nikolaidis, Zoran Zujovic
  • Mosali, V. S. S., Bowmaker, G. A., Gerard, M., Kilmartin, P. A., Travas-Sejdic, J., & Zujovic, Z. D. (2015). Self-assembled centimetre-sized rods obtained in the oxidation of o-phenylenediamine and aniline. Polymer International, 64 (9), 1135-1141. 10.1002/pi.4881
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, Paul Kilmartin, Zoran Zujovic
  • Mosali, V. S. S., Bowmaker, G. A., Gerard, M., Kilmartin, P. A., Travas-Sejdic, J., & Zujovic, Z. D. (2015). Self-assembled centimetre-sized rods obtained in the oxidation of o -phenylenediamine and aniline. Polymer International, 64 (9), 1135-1141. 10.1002/pi.4881
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, Paul Kilmartin
  • Bowmaker, G. A., Hanna, J. V., King, S. P., Marchetti, F., Pettinari, C., Pizzabiocca, A., ... White, A. H. (2014). Complexes of Copper(I) Thiocyanate with Monodentate Phosphine and Pyridine Ligands and the P(,N) -Donor Diphenyl(2-pyridyl)phosphine. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2014 (35), 6104-6116. 10.1002/ejic.201402791
  • Gizdavic-Nikolaidis, M. R., Jevremovic, M. M., Allison, M. C., Stanisavljev, D. R., Bowmaker, G. A., & Zujovic, Z. D. (2014). Self-assembly of nanostructures obtained in a microwave-assisted oxidative polymerization of aniline. eXPRESS Polymer Letters, 8 (10), 745-755. 10.3144/expresspolymlett.2014.77
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Zoran Zujovic, Marija Gizdavic Nikolaidis
  • Ullah, R., Bowmaker, G. A., Laslau, C., Waterhouse, G. I. N., Zujovic, Z. D., Ali, K., ... Travas-Sejdic, J. (2014). Synthesis of polyaniline by using CuCl2 as oxidizing agent. Synthetic Metals, 198, 203-211. 10.1016/j.synthmet.2014.10.005
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Zoran Zujovic, Geoff Waterhouse, Jadranka Travas-Sejdic
  • Xing, C., Zhang, Z., Yu, L., Zhang, L., & Bowmaker, G. A. (2014). Electrochemical corrosion behavior of carbon steel coated by polyaniline copolymers micro/nanostructures. RSC Advances, 4 (62), 32718-32718. 10.1039/C4RA05826G