Title: Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair
Company: North American Intelligent Manufacturing Initiative
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
Thomas J. Bowles, PhD, Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair at the North American Intelligent Manufacturing Initiative, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nuclear physics.
Supported by a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and physics from the University of Colorado in 1973 and a Doctor of Philosophy from Princeton University in 1978, Dr. Bowles currently excels as the chief executive officer and board chair of the North American Intelligent Manufacturing Initiative. He has also shared his breadth of knowledge as an affiliate professor at the University of Washington and a nuclear physics scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. While serving in these prestigious roles, Dr. Bowles served as a science advisor to former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson from 2006 to 2020. He was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory from 1976 to 1979. While studying toward his doctoral degree, he was a laboratory instructor of physics at Princeton University, having previously served the Environmental Protection Agency in Denver as a WICHE fellow.
Acclaimed for his expertise in nuclear physics, Dr. Bowles has presented and spoken at more than 100 colloquia, symposia and conferences, and was a principal investigator in Baksan, Russia for five years. He has lectured at myriad universities across the globe and has further penned more than 70 articles for professional and scientific journals, which have been cited over 10,000 times. Likewise, Dr. Bowles is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was elected to such honor societies as Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Pi Sigma and Delta Phi Alpha.
Dr. Bowles formerly served as the New Mexico representative at the science and technology table for the Border Governor’s Conference between 2006 and 2010, was chair of the international organizing committee of the XXII International Conference on Neutrinos and Astrophysics in 2006 and was vice-chair of the board and American director of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science. From 1989 to 1991, he served as chairman of the postdoctoral committee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he is a past chief science officer and chief scientist and a current fellow.
Notably, Dr. Bowles has led the New Mexico Green Grid project and also served on the board of the Supercomputing Challenge and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council of Mexico and the United States. As a testament to his success, he was honored as a New Mexico Nonprofit Titan of Information Technology and was with the Innovation Award from the New Mexico Climate Change Leadership Institute in 2012. Earlier in his career, he received a New Mexico Rainmaker Award in 2010, the Markov Prize from the Institute for Nuclear Research at the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2003 and the Lushkov Medal in 1997. In 2009, Dr. Bowles was named a New Mexico Energy Executive.
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