Paul Blowers received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University in 1994, then M.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997, and Ph.D. from the sam in 1999. He moved to the University of Arizona into a faculty position and has remained at UA since then, being promoted to University Distinguished Professor and Full Professor in 2012, 2013, respectively. His research is on using quantum chemistry to predict global warming potentials and other environmental impacts. Other research uses life cycle assessment to categorize the different in environmental impacts when considering personal or corporate choices. His last research area is on transforming the pedagogical approaches for engaging students in learning material at all levels.
R. M. Handler, C. E. Canter, T. N. Kalnes, F. S. Lupton, O. Kholiqov, D. R. Shonnard, P. Blowers, Evaluation of Environmental Impacts from Algae Cultivation in Open-Air Raceway Ponds: Analysis of the Prior Literature and Investigation of Wide Variance in Predicted Impacts, submitted Algal Research. P. Blowers and J. Lownsbury, Carbon dioxide emission implications if hydrofluorocarbons are regulated: A refrigeration case study, Env. Sci. Technol., 44, 1526-1529 (2010).
P. Blowers and K. Hollingshead, Estimations of Global Warming Potentials from Computational Chemistry Calculations for CH2F2 and other Fluorinated Methyl Species Verified by Comparison to Experiment, J. Phys. Chem. A,, 113, 5942-5950 (2009).
P. Blowers, Estimations of Global Warming Potentials from Computational Chemistry Calculations for CH2F2 and other Fluorinated Methyl Species Verified by Comparison to Experiment, accepted J. Phys. Chem. A,, 113, 5942-5950 (2009).
P. Blowers, D. M. Moline, K. F. Tetrault, R. R. Wheeler, S. L. Tuchawena, Global Warming Potentials of Hydrofluoroethers, ES&T, 42, 4, 1201-1207 (2008).