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Biography

From 1995 until present MB has been the sole chemist forming part of a multi-disciplinary academic group (known as the Discipline of Applied Sciences) based at the Ourimbah campus of the University of Newcastle. The campus has research specialisations in Food Technology, Human Nutrition, Sport Sciences & Marine Science.

Opportunities for MB to develop an independent research profile in his field of training (synthetic organic chemistry) have been limited, however, he has successfully collaborated with a number of research groups with in the University of Newcastle (please see"Research Interests" for details. This work has seen the successful completion of 5 research higher degree students (PhD) and numerous Honours students. MB is the author of some 30 publications across a range research areas in high impact peer reviewed journals.

In addition to maintaining an active research profile, MB has assumed a significant administrative role in the School of Environmental & Life Sciences since becoming Head of Discipline of Applied Sciences in 2006. Duties include day to day management of budget and staffing issues within the Discipline and participation in numerous committees and working parties at University, Faculty and School level. MB has also represented the Faculty internationally in the negotiation of academic twinning agreements with overseas tertiary institutions.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of New South Wales
  • Diploma in Education, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of New South Wales

Research

Research keywords

  • Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Molecularly Imprinted Polymers
  • Nitric oxide releaseing agents

Research expertise

MB trained as a research chemist with expertise in organic synthesis. He has a particular interest in how interactions between organic molecules act as signalling agents in both natural and synthetic systems. MB has established successful collaborative research with Emeritus Professor Ron Wills (Food Science & Human Nutrition - Newcastle University) to develop new, environmentally friendly treatments for extending the postharvest life of fresh farm produce using nitric oxide (NO) gas to delay senescence without refrigeration. While the role of NO in mammalian physiology is relatively well understood, its action in plants remains largely undefined. MB has utilised his skills as an organic chemist to synthesise zwitterionic NO donor compounds capable of delivering a precise quantity of NO gas in a controlled manner. Solid phase NO delivery has enhanced the scope and flexibility of NO fumigation technology by eliminating the need for cumbersome and expensive infrastructure (e.g. cylinders and regulators). The research has to date yielded 4 refereed journal articles (3 published, 1 submitted) and competitive grant funding of $26.5K.

Work in this field has recently been extended to investigate the potential use of NO donor technology to control settlement behaviour in marine organisms.

MB has co-supervised two PhD students (1 completed) and 2 Honours student (1 completed) in this field.

MB has been involved in molecular imprinting research with Associate Professor Adam McCluskey since 1999 and Dr Clovia Holdsworth since 2002. Initial research (99-01, $92000) supported by the Grape & Wine Research & Development Corporation (GWRDC) focused on the successful development of MIPs for the selective sensing of chloroarene contaminants in wine. These findings were reported in two peer-reviewed articles (Aust. J. Chem, 2004, 57, 759; Aust. J. Chem, 2006, 59, 129) and at domestic and international conferences including the World Congress on Synthetic Receptors (Lisbon, Portugal, October 13-15, 2003).

MBs current research is supported by separate ARC Linkage Grants. Work conducted in conjunction with the Australian Federal Police ($190,000 & $51,000 industry component) seeks to develop novel MIP-based sensors for the selective identification of a number of illicit substances. Computational modelling protocols have been developed to improve MIP formulation and selectivity by pre-screening target molecules against a library of commercial functional monomers to identify and rank favourable interactions. These important outcomes were reported in 2005 (Aust. J. Chem, 2005, 58, 315). Attention is currently focused on the preparation of MIP-based films for incorporation into a portable FTIR spectrophotometers to enable the assessment of crime scenes to be undertaken in-field in real time.

Work with the Bureau of Sugar Research Stations ($171,336 & $45,000 industry component) aims to develop transitional metal-mediated MIPs capable of sequestering amino acids contaminants associated with the non-enzymatic browning of processed sugar. MIPs targeting high value, biologically active flavonoids are also being investigated to improve the competitiveness of the Australian sugar industry.

MB has co-supervised five PhD students and 4 Honours students in the field of MIP research.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
030399Macromolecular And Materials Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified60
030499Medicinal And Biomolecular Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified25
090899Food Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified15

Awards

Recognition.

1999Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence - School of Science & Technology
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Teaching Excellence

Collaboration

MB has a particular interest in how interactions between organic molecules act as signalling agents in both natural and synthetic systems. MB has established a successful collaborative research program with Emeritus Professor Ron Wills (Food Technology - Newcastle University) to develop new, environmentally friendly treatments for extending the postharvest life of selected farm produce using nitric oxide (NO) gas to delay senescence without the need for refrigeration. While the role of NO as a signalling agent in mammalian physiology is relatively well understood, its action in plants remains largely undefined. MB has utilised his skills as an organic chemist to synthesise a range of water soluble, zwitterionic NO donor compounds capable of delivering a known quantity of NO gas to produce in a controlled manner. Solid phase delivery of NO gas enhances the scope and flexibility of NO fumigation technology by eliminating the need for cumbersome and expensive infrastructure (e.g. cylinders and regulators). The research has to date yielded 4 refereed journal articles and competitive grant funding of $26.5K. MB has co-supervised two PhD completions and 1 Honours student associated with this work.

MB has been extensively involved in molecular imprinting (MIP) research with Professor Adam McCluskey since 1999 and Dr Clovia Holdsworth since 2002. Initial research (99-01, $92000) supported by the Grape & Wine Research & Development Corporation (GWRDC) focused on the successful development of MIPs for the selective sensing of chloroarene contaminants in wine. These findings were reported in two peer-reviewed articles (Aust. J. Chem, 2004, 57, 759; Aust. J. Chem, 2006, 59, 129) and at domestic and international conferences including MIP2000 - The First Workshop on Molecular Imprinting, and Synthetic Receptors 2003 - The First World Congress on Synthetic Receptors (Lisbon, Portugal, October 13-15, 2003).

MBs current research is supported by separate ARC Linkage Grants. Work conducted in conjunction with the Australian Federal Police ($190,000 & $51,000 industry component) seeks to develop novel MIP-based sensors for the selective identification of a number of illicit substances. Computational modelling protocols have been developed to improve MIP formulation and selectivity by pre-screening target molecules against a library of commercial functional monomers to identify and rank favourable interactions. These important outcomes were reported in 2005 (Aust. J. Chem, 2005, 58, 315). Attention is currently focused on the preparation of MIP-based films for the detection of narcotics and explosives using portable FTIR spectrophotometers for rapid, in-field assessment of suspected crime scenes.

MB has successfully supervised 5 PhD completions and 7 Honours students. He currently co-supervises 4 RHD candidates.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

MB has fulfilled a variety of administrative roles within the School of Environmental and Life Sciences of the University of Newcastle. Activities undertaken include:

School Administration

School of Applied Science (SAS) Timetable Coordinator (1995-1999): Responsibility for scheduling of UG courses (~50) taught by the SAS. Responsibilities included liasing with Callaghan-based staff to ensure timetable compatibility between campuses to allow for inter-campus teaching, and participation in workshops with other stakeholders at the Ourimbah campus to prioritise room allocations for classes.

Honours Coordinator (SAS) (2001-2006): Responsibilities included vetting and approval of new candidates, preparation and distribution of assignment work, organization of seminar times, maintenance of Blackboard site, authoring of Honours handbook and selection of markers and committee members for thesis marking.

Head of Discipline - Applied Sciences (2007- present): Responsibilities include; allocation of teaching load for FT staff, planning & maintenance of PT teaching budget, contracting of PT staff.

School Working Party - redevelopment of B. Env. Sci. (2009-2010): Overseeing implementation of recommendations relating to B . Env. Sci. program.

Coordinator - HSC Experimentfest (2004 - present). Planning and execution of Experimentfest operations at Ourimbah.

Campus Administration

  • SAS Teaching Equipment Committee Representative (1996-1999). The committee was formed to manage & resource campus teaching space (e.g. projection facilities, internet).
  • Campus Computer Committee Representative (1996-1998). Formed to develop common policy with TAFE regarding computer hardware and software specifications for the Ourimbah campus.
  • Campus Policy Committee Alcohol Consumption (1997-1998). Formed to formulate a workable alcohol policy for a multi-sectorial campus.

Faculty Administration

  • School Representative Faculty Quality Assurance Committee (2002-2003). Responsibilities included fortnightly attendance at meetings, collection and compilation of school-based data of relevance to the committee as directed by the Committee Chair.

Faculty Representative Open Foundation External review committee (2005).

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Teaching expertise

As a foundation academic in the School of Applied Sciences, MB has been solely responsible for development, delivery assessment and administration of all chemistry courses taught at the University of Newcastles Ourimbah

Campus. In a decade of service, MB has overseen an expansion in First Year Chemistry from an initial student intake of 7 students (1995) to enrolment numbers exceeding 140 students in 2007. MB currently undertakes all lecturing and tutoring teaching for the two 1000 level chemistry courses (CHEM1110 & CHEM1120) offered at Ourimbah. The courses are designed to provide an introduction to general & bioorganic chemistry for Life Science undergraduates. The face to face commitment is approximately 150 hours p.a.

MB has also made teaching contributions to 2000 & 3000 level courses in the fields of environmental (CHEM2260, CHEM3260) and organic chemistry (CHEM2330, 33330) at the Ourimbah and Callaghan campuses of the University of Newcastle. Specialist 4000 level courses covering selected areas of heterocyclic synthesis have also been prepared. and delivered as part of the Discipline of Chemistrys Honours program at Callaghan.

MB has fully embraced the use of modern teaching methods to delivery quality outcomes for students. Approaches utilised include:

  • Provision of comprehensive guidelines of all course content to ensure that students have a full understanding of the expected course outcomes and how those outcomes will be achieved.
  • Use of Blackboard as the main tool for the provision of course information to students.
  • Extensive use multimedia-based teaching methods to explain and enhance teaching in lectures and laboratories.
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Snowdon EM, Bowyer MC, Grbin PR, Bowyer PK, 'Mousy off-flavor: A review', Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 54 6465-6474 (2006) [C1]

The manuscript reviews a significant problem in the field of wine science. Manuscript is published in a high profile, internationally renowned journal in agricultural science (IF = 2.52)

2006Booker KM, Bowyer MC, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, 'Efficient preparation and improved sensitivity of molecularly imprinted polymers using room temperature ionic liquids', Chemical Communications, 1730-1732 (2006) [C1]

Represents the first published example of the use of ionic liquids in the preparation of imprinted polymers. Results published in a high ranking international journal (IF = 5.14).

2001McCluskey A, Walkom CC, Bowyer MC, Ackland SP, Gardiner E, Sakoff JA, 'Cantharimides: A new class of modified cantharidin analogues inhibiting protein phosphatases 1 and 2A', Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 11 2941-2946 (2001) [C1]
2003Ackland S, Bowyer MC, Baldwin ML, Garner JA, Walkom CC, Sakoff JA, McCluskey A, 'Cantharidin analogues: synthesis and evaluation of growth inhibition in a panel of selected tumour cell lines', Bioorganic Chemistry, 31 68-79 (2003) [C1]
2009Turner NW, Holmes NP, Brisbane CE, McGeachie AB, Bowyer MC, McCluskey A, Holdsworth CI, 'Effect of template on the formation of phase-inversed molecularly imprinted polymer thin films: An assessment', Soft Matter, 5 3663-3671 (2009) [C1]
2009Zayas HA, Bowyer MC, Gordon CP, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, 'Synthesis of biaryl-styrene monomers by microwave-assisted Suzuki coupling', Tetrahedron Letters, 50 5894-5895 (2009) [C1]
2003Bowyer MC, Wills RB, Badiyan D, Ku VV-V, 'Extending the postharvest life of carnations with nitric oxide - comparison of fumigation and in vivo delivery', Postharvest Biology and Technology, 30 281-286 (2003) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Booker KM, Holdsworth CI, Bowyer MC, McCluskey A, 'Ionic liquids as porogens in the synthesis of molecularly imprinted polymers', Applications of Ionic Liquids in Science and Technology, Intech, Croatia 197-212 (2011) [B1]

Journal article (29 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Zayas H, Holdsworth CI, Bowyer MC, McCluskey A, 'Evaluation of 4-substituted styrenes as functional monomers for the synthesis of theophylline-specific molecularly imprinted polymers.', Org Biomol Chem, 12 6994-7003 (2014) [C1]
2014Vuong QV, Hirun S, Chuen TL, Goldsmith CD, Bowyer MC, Scarlett CJ, et al., 'Antioxidant and anticancer capacity of saponin-enriched Carica papaya leaf extracts', International Journal of Food Science and Technology, (2014)
2014Booker K, Holdsworth CI, Doherty CM, Hill AJ, Bowyer MC, McCluskey A, 'Ionic liquids as porogens for molecularly imprinted polymers: propranolol, a model study.', Org Biomol Chem, 12 7201-7210 (2014)
2014Vuong QV, Hirun S, Chuen TLK, Bowyer MC, Goldsmith CD, Scarlett CJ, Phillips PA, 'Fruit-derived phenolic compounds and pancreatic cancer: Perspectives from Australian native fruits', Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 152 227-242 (2014)
2013Vuong QV, Hirun S, Roach PD, Bowyer MC, Phillips PA, Scarlett CJ, 'Effect of extraction conditions on total phenolic compounds and antioxidant activities of Carica papaya leaf aqueous extracts', JOURNAL OF HERBAL MEDICINE, 3 104-111 (2013) [C1]
2013Brisbane C, McCluskey A, Bowyer M, Holdsworth CI, 'Molecularly imprinted films of acrylonitrile/methyl methacrylate/acrylic acid terpolymers: influence of methyl methacrylate in the binding performance of L-ephedrine imprinted films', Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 11 2872-2884 (2013) [C1]
2013Vuong QV, Hirun S, Chuen TLK, Goldsmith CD, Bowyer MC, Scarlett CJ, et al., 'Physicochemical composition, antioxidant and anti-proliferative capacity of a lilly pilly (Syzygium paniculatum) extract', Journal of Herbal Medicine, (2013)
2012Turner NW, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, Bowyer MC, 'N-2-propenyl-(5-dimethylamino)-1-naphthalene sulfonamide, a novel fluorescent monomer for the molecularly imprinted polymer-based detection of 2,4-dinitrotoluene in the gas phase', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 65 1405-1412 (2012) [C1]
2011Vuong QV, Bowyer MC, Roach PD, 'L-Theanine: Properties, synthesis and isolation from tea', Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 91 1931-1939 (2011) [C1]
2010Turner NW, Holdsworth CI, Donne SW, McCluskey A, Bowyer MC, 'Microwave induced MIP synthesis: comparative analysis of thermal and microwave induced polymerisation of caffeine imprinted polymers', New Journal of Chemistry, 34 686-692 (2010) [C1]
2009Zayas HA, Bowyer MC, Gordon CP, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, 'Synthesis of biaryl-styrene monomers by microwave-assisted Suzuki coupling', Tetrahedron Letters, 50 5894-5895 (2009) [C1]
2009Turner NW, Holmes NP, Brisbane CE, McGeachie AB, Bowyer MC, McCluskey A, Holdsworth CI, 'Effect of template on the formation of phase-inversed molecularly imprinted polymer thin films: An assessment', Soft Matter, 5 3663-3671 (2009) [C1]
2007Booker KM, Bowyer MC, Lennard CJ, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, 'Molecularly imprinted polymers and room temperature ionic liquids: Impact of template on polymer morphology', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 60 51-56 (2007) [C1]
2007Wills RB, Soegiarto L, Bowyer MC, 'Use of a solid mixture containing diethylenetriamine/nitric oxide (DETANO) to liberate nitric oxide gas in the presence of horticultural produce to extend postharvest life', Nitric Oxide - Biology and Chemistry, 17 44-49 (2007) [C1]
2007McCluskey A, Holdsworth CI, Bowyer MC, 'Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs): sensing, an explosive new opportunity?', Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 5 3233-3244 (2007) [C1]
2006Snowdon EM, Bowyer MC, Grbin PR, Bowyer PK, 'Mousy off-flavor: A review', Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 54 6465-6474 (2006) [C1]

The manuscript reviews a significant problem in the field of wine science. Manuscript is published in a high profile, internationally renowned journal in agricultural science (IF = 2.52)

2006Schwarz LJ, Bowyer MC, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, 'Synthesis and evaluation of a molecularly imprinted polymer selective to 2,4,6-trichloroanisole', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 59 129-134 (2006) [C1]
2006Booker KM, Bowyer MC, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, 'Efficient preparation and improved sensitivity of molecularly imprinted polymers using room temperature ionic liquids', Chemical Communications, 1730-1732 (2006) [C1]

Represents the first published example of the use of ionic liquids in the preparation of imprinted polymers. Results published in a high ranking international journal (IF = 5.14).

2005Holdsworth CI, Bowyer MC, Lennard C, McCluskey A, 'Formulation of cocaine-imprinted polymers utilizing molecular modelling and NMR analysis', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 58 315-320 (2005) [C1]
2004Bowyer MC, Gordon CM, Leitch SK, McCluskey A, Ritchie C, 'Indium-Mediated Addition of 4-Bromocrotonic Acid to Aldehydes and Ketones - A Simple, High Yielding Route to Alpha-Allyl-Beta-Hydroxy Carboxylic Acids', Australian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science, 57 135-137 (2004) [C1]
2004Schwarz LJ, Holdsworth CI, McCluskey A, Bowyer MC, 'Synthesis and Evaluation of a Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Selective to 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 57 759-764 (2004) [C1]
2004Badiyan D, Wills RB, Bowyer MC, 'Use of a nitric oxide donor compound to extend the vase life of cut flowers', Hortscience, 39 1371-1372 (2004) [C1]

Co-authors: Ron Wills

2004McCluskey A, Bowyer MC, 'Synthetic antibodies and the Australian wine industry: A Hunter Valley solution to cork taint?', Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker, 2004 111-115 (2004) [C3]

Co-authors: Adam McCluskey

2003Ackland S, Bowyer MC, Baldwin ML, Garner JA, Walkom CC, Sakoff JA, McCluskey A, 'Cantharidin analogues: synthesis and evaluation of growth inhibition in a panel of selected tumour cell lines', Bioorganic Chemistry, 31 68-79 (2003) [C1]
2003Bowyer MC, Wills RB, Badiyan D, Ku VV-V, 'Extending the postharvest life of carnations with nitric oxide - comparison of fumigation and in vivo delivery', Postharvest Biology and Technology, 30 281-286 (2003) [C1]
2002McCluskey A, Atherton MA, Walkom CC, Bowyer M, Sim A, Young D, Sakoff J, 'The first two cantharidin analogues displaying PP1 selectivity', Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 12 391-393 (2002) [C1]
2001McCluskey A, Walkom CC, Bowyer MC, Ackland SP, Gardiner E, Sakoff JA, 'Cantharimides: A new class of modified cantharidin analogues inhibiting protein phosphatases 1 and 2A', Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 11 2941-2946 (2001) [C1]
2000Bowyer MC, 'Anhydride Modified Cantharidin Analogues: Synthesis, Inhibition of Protein Phosphatases 1 and 2A and Anticancer Activity', Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 10 1687-1690 (2000) [C1]
2000Keane MA, Bowyer MC, Biggs SR, Galvin KP, Hosken RW, 'Particle size analysis of microfluidised dairy emulsions', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF DAIRY TECHNOLOGY, 55 94-94 (2000)
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Conference (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Holdsworth CI, Diah A, Romano E, Mahinay D, Quirino J, Holdsworth J, Bowyer M, 'Characterisation of Functional Polymeric Materials by Capillary Electrophoresis', Abstracts, 2nd International Congress on Advanced Materials (AM2013), Zhenjiang, China (2013) [E3]
2013Holdsworth CI, Diah A, Romano E, Mahinay D, Quirino J, Holdsworth J, Bowyer M, 'Characterisation of Functional Polymeric Materials by Capillary Electrophoresis', Abstracts, 2nd International Congress on Advanced Materials (AM2013), Zhenjiang, China (2013) [E3]
2003Wills RB, Bowyer MC, Leshem Y, 'Use of Nitric Oxide to Extend the Postharvest Life of Horticultural Produce', Acta Horticulturae, Leuven, Belgium (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Ron Wills

2002Wills RB, Bowyer MC, 'Use of Nitric Oxide to Extend the Postharvest Life of Flowers', The Wildflower Business: Keys to Progress and Profit, Warwick Farm, Sydney, NSW, Australia (2002) [E2]

Co-authors: Ron Wills

2000Keane MA, Bowyer MC, Hosken RW, 'Relationship Between Particle Size and Creaminess in Microfluidized Low Fat Dairy Emulsions', CHEMECA 2000, Perth, AUSTRALIA (2000) [E1]
1999Keane MA, McMillan W, Bowyer MC, Galvin K, Biggs S, Hosken RW, 'Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy of a Dairy Based Emulsion', Chemeca 99, Newcastle, Australia (1999) [E1]
1999Keane MA, Heenan CN, Bowyer MC, Hosken RW, 'Application of Inulin as a Fat Replacer in Dairy Foods', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Auckland, New Zealand (1999) [E3]
1999Keane MA, McMillan W, Nada GGAS, Bowyer MC, Galvin K, Biggs S, Hosken RW, 'Relation of particle size and sensory characteristics of Microfluidized reduced fat ice cream', 10th World Congress of Food Science and Technology Abstracts, Sydney, Australia (1999) [E3]
1999Keane MA, McMillan W, Bowyer MC, Galvin KP, Biggs S, Hosken RW, 'Microsctructure and sensory investigation of frozen deserts containing pectin', 10th World COngress of Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Sydney, Australia (1999) [E3]

Co-authors: Kevin Galvin

1998Keane MA, Bowyer MC, Hosken RW, 'Acceptance of a low fat dairy desert by adolescents', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Adelaide November 29 1998 (1998) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants19
Total funding$1,186,897

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2012 (1 grants)

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Emerging Research Leaders ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020122012
GNo:G1200620

2008 (1 grants)

The Fifth International Workship on Molecular Imprinting (MIP 2008), Kobe, Japan, 7/9/2008 - 11/9/2008$1,740
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,74020082008
GNo:G0189036

2007 (3 grants)

Chemical listening devices: Novel sensors targeting the clandestine manufacture and transport of illicit drugs and explosives$378,942
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Professor Christopher Lennard
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$378,94220072009
GNo:G0186611

Chemical listening devices: Novel sensors targeting the clandestine manufacture and transport of illicit drugs and explosives$105,000
Funding Body: Australian Federal Police

Project Team
Professor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Professor Christopher Lennard
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$105,00020072009
GNo:G0187330

Selective Detection and Removal of Organochlorine Residues via MIPs$105,000
Funding Body: Entech Industries Pty Ltd

Project Team
Professor Adam McCluskey, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Postgraduate Research ScholarshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$105,00020072010
GNo:G0187721

2006 (1 grants)

MIP 2006 - 4th International Workshop on Molecularly Imprinted Polymers, Cardiff Wales, 10-14 September 2006$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0186777

2004 (4 grants)

Selective detection and removal of contaminants that have an adverse impact on Australian raw sugar quality$190,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer, Dr M O'Shea
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$190,00020042006
GNo:G0183626

In-field sensors for the detection of illicit drugs$171,336
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$171,33620042006
GNo:G0184254

Selective detection and removal of contaminants that have adverse impact on Australian raw sugar quality$51,000
Funding Body: Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations

Project Team
Professor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$51,00020042006
GNo:G0184030

In-field sensors for the detection of illicit drugs$45,000
Funding Body: Australian Federal Police

Project Team
Professor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$45,00020042006
GNo:G0185067

2003 (1 grants)

Synthetic Receptors - 2003, The first World Congress on Synthetic Receptors Lisbon, Portugal 15-17 October 2003$750
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75020032003
GNo:G0183233

2002 (2 grants)

Delaying postharvest senescence of cut flowers using nitric oxide.$50,000
Funding Body: Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Ronald Wills, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Research and Development ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020022003
GNo:G0182218

Endogenous Application of Nitric Oxide to Postharvest Horticultural Produce to Delay Senescence$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020022002
GNo:G0181387

2000 (2 grants)

Selective detection of Trichloroanisole and other flavour contaminants in wines using molecularly imprinted polymer technology.$26,950
Funding Body: Grape & Wine Research and Development Corporation

Project Team
Professor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$26,95020002000
GNo:G0180158

MIP 2000, 3 - 5 July 2000.$1,758
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,75820002000
GNo:G0179775

1999 (2 grants)

Selective detection of Trichloroanisole and other flavour contaminants in wines using molecularly imprinted polymer technology$20,000
Funding Body: Grape & Wine Research and Development Corporation

Project Team
Professor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00019991999
GNo:G0178612

Inorganic Chemistry '99. Wellington, New Zealand. 31 January - 4 February, 1999$421
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$42119991999
GNo:G0179106

1997 (1 grants)

Stereoselective synthesis of alkanamides from echinacea$4,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,50019971997
GNo:G0176749

1995 (1 grants)

Synthesis of Indole Analogues of ISoflavonoid Phytoestrogens.$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Michael Bowyer
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019951995
GNo:G0176053
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions9
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.6

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Food Science)Co-SupervisorPostharvest Energy Reduction Through Atmosphere Control of Fruit and Vegetable During Storage and Transport
20142018PhD (Food Science)Co-SupervisorNatural Products as a Source of Anti-cancer Agents for Gastro-pancreatic Malignancies
20142018PhD (Food Science)Co-SupervisorNatural Products as a Source of Anti-Cancer Agents for Gastro-Pancreatic Malignancies
20142018PhD (Food Science)Co-SupervisorBioactive Compounds Derived from Australia Native Plants Melaleuca alternifolia, Backhousia citriodora and Eucalyptus Globulus as the Sources of Anti-Cancer Agents for Gastro-Pancreatic Malignancies.
20142018PhD (Food Science)Co-SupervisorRegulation of Postharvest Leaf Senescence by Endogenous Nitric Oxide
20132017PhD (Chemistry)Co-SupervisorMechanistic Aspects of Molecular Imprinting: Effects on Binding Performance
20112015PhD (Exercise & Sport Science)Co-SupervisorFactors Influencing the Physiological and Cognitive Demands of Elite Australian Football Umpires
20072011PhD (Chemistry)Co-SupervisorExploring Signal Transduction Mechanisms in Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Forensic Applications
20052007PHD Food Science & Biotechnology
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorUse of nitric oxide in extending the postharvest life of flowers & green vegetables

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Exercise & Sport Science)Co-SupervisorThe Use of Game-Based Training to Provide a Match-Specific Environment for Cricket Players
2012PhD (Chemistry)Co-SupervisorSynthesis, Characterisation and Evaluation of Biphenyl Monomers for Molecular Imprinting Applications
2012PhD (Chemistry)Sole SupervisorDevelopment of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Amphetamine Type Substance Recognition in Aqueous Environments
2010PhD (Chemistry)Co-SupervisorCharacterisation and Improved Performance of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers Prepared Using Room Temperature Ionic Liquids
2010PhD (Chemistry)Co-SupervisorOptimisation of Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Films for the Detection of L-Ephedrine
2010PhD (Chemistry)Co-SupervisorTowards the Development of a Benzylpiperazine Specific Molecular Imprinted Polymer
2009PhD (Food Science)Principal SupervisorComparative Effects of Nitric Oxide Gas and Nitric Oxide Donors on the Postharvest Life of Cut Flowers and Brassica Vegetables
2009PhD (Chemistry)Principal SupervisorSynthesis of 3,7-Diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonan-9-ones as Potential Enantioselective Group Transfer Catalysts
2008PhD (Chemistry)Co-SupervisorDesign and Synthesis of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Selective Recognition of Small Chloro-Arene Contaminants
2006PhD (Food Science)Co-SupervisorExtending the postharvest life of ornamentals using the nitric oxide donor compound, 2, 2¿- (hydroxynitrosohydrazino)-bisethanamine
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Associate Professor Michael Bowyer

Work Phone(02) 4348 4119
Fax(02) 4348 4145
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaChemistry
Office
SO1.48,
Science Offices,
Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/michael-bowyer