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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Kimberly joined the CoMo group as a PhD student in 2016 and is a member of King's College.

She completed her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, specialising in Biomedical Engineering, at the University of Calgary, Canada. As an undergraduate she was involved in a number of different research projects within biomechanics, stem cell expansion, and autonomous robotics. 

As a PhD student, Kimberly uses molecular modelling techniques to better understand combustion-generated nanoparticles.  She is interested in advanced modelling, nanomaterials, and molecular self-assembly.


PhD (Candidate), University of Cambridge (ongoing)

Masters (Diploma), Israel College of the Bible and Netanya Academic College (2016)

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Chemical and Biomedical), University of Calgary (2015)




Key publications: 

K. Bowal, P. Grančič, J. W. Martin, and M. Kraft. Sphere Encapsulated Monte Carlo: Obtaining minimum energy configurations of large aromatic systems. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Volume 123, Issue 33, pp 7303-7313, doi 10.1021/acs.jpca.9b04821, 2019

K. Bowal, J. W. Martin, and M. Kraft. Partitioning of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in heterogeneous clusters. Carbon, Volume 143, pp 247-256, doi 10.1016/j.carbon.2018.11.004, 2019

K. Bowal, J. W. Martin, A. J. Misquitta, and M. Kraft. Ion-induced soot nucleation using a new potential for curved aromatics, Combustion Science and Technology, Volume 191, Issues 5-6, pp 747-765, doi 10.1080/00102202.2019.1565496, 2019

J. W. Martin, K. Bowal, A. Menon, R. I. Slavchov, J. Akroyd, S. Mosbach, and M. Kraft. Polar curved polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soot formation, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 1117-1123, doi 10.1016/j.proci.2018.05.046, 2019

J. W. Martin, M. Botero, R.I. Slavchov, K. Bowal, J. Akroyd, S. Mosbach, and M. Kraft. Flexoelectricity and the formation of carbon nanoparticles in flames, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume 122, Issue 38, pp 22210-22215, doi 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08264, 2018

Other publications: 

K. Bowal, T. Walsh, R. Midha, and M. Kallos. Microcarrier screening for skin-derived precursor Schwann cell culture in stirred tank bioreactors, The Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Proceedings, Volume 39, Issue 1, May 2016

K. Bowal, E. Bishop, C. Mathison, D. Kukulski, and J. Ronsky.  MRI-Based knee joint laxity measure in healthy individuals, Journal of Undergraduate Research in Alberta, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 1, 2011

PhD student
 Kimberly  Bowal

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