Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Chris Bowen

Chris Bowen

Contact details

Room: 4E 2.11
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383660

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying;

  • Ceramic materials
  • Piezoelectric materials
  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Sensors
  • Actuators.

BSc DPhil


Chris Bowen is a Professor in Materials Science and Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath.

Professor Bowen's research areas include functional materials such as ferroelectrics and piezoelectric composites. This research is aimed at development of:

  • Sensor and actuator materials
  • Multifunctional ceramics and composites
  • Structural and functional ceramics
  • Nanoporous and nanostructured materials
  • Dielectric properties of materials
  • Embedded actuators and sensors.

Teaching units

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Selection in Engineering Design
  • Design, Materials and Manufacture II.


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