Christopher C Bowland

Christopher C Bowland

Wigner Fellow




  • Multifunctional Composites
  • Piezoelectric/ferroelectric/piezoresistive Ceramic Nanomaterials
  • Nanocomposites
  • Carbon Fibers
  • Printable Composites
  • Fiber Reinforced Composite Sensors
  • Fiber-matrix Interfaces
  • Sustainable Materials



  • Ph.D.     August 2016 in Materials Science and Engineering

                      University of Florida

                      Advisor: Dr. Henry A. Sodano

                      Dissertation Title: Conformal Growth Method of Ferroelectric Materials for

                      Multifunctional Composites

  • M.S.      December 2013 in Materials Science and Engineering

                 University of Florida

                 Advisor: Dr. Henry A. Sodano

  • B.S.       May 2012 in Materials Science and Engineering

                 University of Tennessee

                      Concentration: Nanomaterials               

                      Minor: Business Administration     



Journal Articles in Print

  1. Nguyen, N.A., Bowland, C.C., Naskar, A.K. (2018). A General Method to Improve 3D-Printability and Inter-Layer Adhesion in Lignin-Based Composites. Applied Materials Today, 12, 138-152.
  2. Nguyen, N.A., Bowland, C.C., Naskar, A.K. (2018). Mechanical, thermal, morphological, and rheological characteristics of high performance 3D-printing lignin-based composites for additive manufacturing applications. Applied Materials Today: Data in Brief, 18, 936-950.
  3. Nguyen, N.A., Meek, K.M., Bowland, C.C., Barnes, S.H., Naskar, A.K. (2018). An Acrylonitrile–Butadiene–Lignin Renewable Skin with Programmable and Switchable Electrical Conductivity for Stress/Strain-Sensing Applications. Macromolecules, 51(1), 115-127.
  4. Bowland, C.C., Malakooti, M.H., Sodano, H.A. (2017). Barium Titanate Film Interfaces for Hybrid Composite Energy Harvesters. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(4), 4507-4065.
  5. Bowland, C.C. and Sodano, H.A. (2017). Hydrothermal Synthesis of Tetragonal Phase BaTiO3 on Carbon Fiber with Enhanced Electromechanical Coupling. Journal of Materials Science, 52(13), 7893-7906.
  6. Nafari, A., Bowland, C.C., Sodano, H.A. (2017). Ultra-Long Vertically Aligned Lead Titanate Nanowire Arrays for Energy Harvesting in Extreme Environments. Nano Energy, 31, 168-173.
  7. Bauer, M.J., Snyder, C.S., Bowland, C.C., Uhl, A.M., Budi, M. AK, Villancio-Wolter, M., Sodano, H.A., Andrew, J.S. (2016). Structure–Property Relationships in Aligned Electrospun Barium Titanate Nanofibers. Journal of American Ceramic Society, 99(12), 3902-3908.
  8. Zhou, Z., Bowland, C.C., Patterson, B.A, Malakooti, M.H., Sodano, H.A. (2016). Conformal BaTiO3 Films with High Piezoelectric Coupling through an Optimized Hydrothermal Synthesis. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(33), 21446-21453.
  9. Zhou, Z., Bowland, C.C., Malakooti, M.H., Tang, H., Sodano, H.A. (2016). Lead-Free 0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 Nanowires for Energy Harvesting. Nanoscale, 8(9), 5098-5105.
  10. Tang, H., Zhou, Z., Bowland, C.C., Sodano, H.A. (2015). Growth of Highly Textured PbTiO3 Films on Conductive Substrate under Hydrothermal Conditions. Nanotechnology, 26(34), 345602.
  11. Bowland, C. C., Malakooti, M.H., Zhou, Z., & Sodano, H. A. (2015). Highly Aligned Arrays of High Aspect Ratio Barium Titanate Nanowires via Hydrothermal Synthesis. Applied Physics Letters, 106(22), 222903.
  12. Tang, H., Zhou, Z., Bowland, C.C., Sodano, H.A. (2015). Synthesis of Calcium Copper Titanate (CaCu3Ti4O12) Nanowires with Insulating SiO2 Barrier for Low Loss High Dielectric Constant Nanocomposites. Nano Energy, 17, 302-307.
  13. Bowland, C.C., Zhou, Z., & Sodano, H. A. (2014). Multifunctional Barium Titanate Coated Carbon Fibers. Advanced Functional Materials, 24(40), 6303-6308.


  • Invention Disclosure 201703972 “Composites with Electromechanical Properties and Their Methods of Manufacturing” (ORNL ID 3972) Bowland C.C. and Naskar A.K.