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John McGowen

John McGowen

Portfolio Manager (Research), Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development


Project Management
Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus
7417 E. Unity Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85212


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Portfolio Manager (Research), Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development


  • PhD, Polymer Science (organic chemistry minor), University of Southern Mississippi
  • BS, Chemistry, St Norbert College, Depere, Wisconsin

Journal Articles


Laurens, L. M., S. Van Wychen, J. P. McAllister, S. Arrowsmith, T. Dempster, J. A. McGowen and P. T. Pienkos. 2014. Strain, biochemistry, and cultivation-dependent measurement variability of algal biomass composition. Analytical Biochemistry 452(May):86-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.ab.2014.02.009. (link )


Elghanian, R., Y. Xu, J. A. McGowen, M. Seithoff, C. G. Liu, J. Winick, N. Fuller, R. Ramakrishnan, A. Beuhler, T. A. Johnson, A. Mazumder and C. K. Brush. 2001. The use and evaluation of 2+2 photoaddition in immobilization of oligonucleotides on a three dimensional hydrogel matrix. Nucleosides, Nucleotides, and Nucleic Acids 20(4-7):1371-1375. DOI: 10.1081/NCN-100002558. (link )


Yagci Acar, H., J. J. Jensen, K. Thigpen, J. A. McGowen and L. J. Mathias. 2000. Evaluation of the spacer effect on adamantane-containing vinyl polymer Tg's. Macromolecules 33:3855-3859. DOI: 10.1021/ma991621j. (link )


Mathias, L. J. and J. A. McGowen. 1997. Cationic cure of expoxy resins via benzylsulfonium salts covalently bound to glass surfaces. Polymer Composites 18(3):332-347. DOI: 10.1002/pc.10286. (link )

McGowen, J. A. and L. J. Mathias. 1997. Cationic polymerization of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A resins initiated by benzylsulfonium salts. Polymer Composites 18(3):348-367 . DOI: 10.1002/pc.10287. (link )



Beuhler, A. and J. A. McGowen. 2002. Polyacrylamide Hydrogels and Hydrogel Arrays Made from Polyacrylamide Reactive Prepolymers. Patent US6391937 B1, Issue date: May 21, 2002. (link )

Johnson, T., C. Brush, R. Lajos, A. Beuhler and J. A. McGowen. 2002. Methods and Compositions for Attachment of Biomolecules to Solid Supports, Hydrogels, and Hydrogel Arrays. Patent 6372813 B1, Issue date: April 16, 2002. (link )



Timlin, J. A., H. D. Jones, T. A. Reichardt, D. T. Hanson, A. J. Powell, S. C. James, P. E. Gharagozloo, A. M. Collins, A. Ruffing, K. Parchert, B. P. Dwyer, O. F. Garcia, T. A. Dempster, J. A. McGowen, C. Trahan, J. Roesgen, S. Lopez-Nieves, V. Janardhanam, V. Boriah, A. August and K. Samson. 2012. From Benchtop to Raceway: Spectroscopic Signatures of Dynamic Biological Processes in Algal Communities. Sandia National Laboraties. SAND2012-8195. (link )