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A. Reviews of Manuscripts, Proposals and Educational Materials | B. Consulting | C. Service at Conferences: Organization of Symposia and Chairing of Symposia (Last Update: Dec. 15, 2017)


A. Reviews of Manuscripts, Proposals, and Educational Materials

a. Journal Article Reviews (959, 900th review on 05/12/15; 800th review on 11/11/12; 700th review on 08/24/09; 600th review on 06/18/07; 500th review on 02/09/05)


1. Journal of the American Chemical Society, since 1987, 168 reviews (100th review 4/9/4)
2. Journal of Computational Chemistry, since 1987, 17 reviews
3. Journal of Organic Chemistry, since 1989, 96 reviews
4. Journal of Physical Chemistry, since 1991, 56 reviews
5. Journal of Chemical Education, since 1991, 62 reviews
6. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, since 1991, 2 reviews
7. Inorganic Chemistry, since 1992, 7 reviews
8. Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1 & 2, 1993 - 2002, 50 reviews
9. Organic Mass Spectrometry, since 1993, 1 review
10. Tetrahedron Letters, since 1994, 10 reviews
11. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, since 1995, 1 review
12. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, since 1995, 2 reviews
13. Organometallics, since 1995, 5 reviews
14. Journal of Materials Chemistry, since 1995, 8 reviews
15. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, since 1995, 4 reviews
16. Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions, 1995-1998, 12 reviews
17. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP), since 1998, 26 reviews
18. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, since 1996, 2 reviews
19. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, since 1996, 29 reviews
20. Journal of the Chemical Society, Mendeleev Communications, since 1996, 2 reviews
21. Chemical Research in Toxicology, since 1996, 33 reviews
22. Angewandte Chemie, since 1996, 16 reviews
23. Chemistry - A European Journal, since 1997, 32 reviews
24. Intern. Journal of Chemical Kinetics, since 1997, 12 reviews
25. Molecular Physics, since 1997, 1 review
26. Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, since 1997, 9 reviews
27. Journal of Chemical Research, since 1998, 1 review
28. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, since 1998, 16 reviews
29. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, since 1998, 1 review
30. Organic Letters, since 1999, 25 reviews
31. Internet Journal of Chemistry, since 1999, 1 review
32. Chemistry of Materials, since 1999, 3 reviews
33. Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, since 1999, 9 reviews
34. Tetrahedron, since 1999, 12 reviews
35. Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, since 1999, 1 review
36. Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, since 2000, 7 reviews
37. Journal of Chemical Crystallography, since 2001, 7 reviews
38. Journal of Molecular Modeling, since 2001, 7 reviews
39. New Journal of Chemistry, since 2001, 5 reviews
40. Crystal Growth & Design, since 2002, 14 reviews
41. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, since 2002, 8 reviews
42. PhysChemComm, since 2003, 1 review
43. Journal Molecular Structure, since 2003, 14 reviews
44. Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry, since 2003, 1 review
45. Nature, since 2003, 4 reviews
46. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (JCTC), since 2004, 3 reviews
47. Royal Society Reviews, since 2005, 2 reviews
48. Molecular Diversity, since 2005, 1 review
49. Letters Organic Chemistry, since 2005, 5 reviews
50. Heteroatom Chemistry, since 2005, 2 reviews
51. Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, since 2005, 1 review
52. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, since 2006, 1 review
53. Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (JTCC), since 2006, 1 review
54. Optical Materials, since 2007, 1 review
55. Astrobiology, since 2007, 26 reviews
56. Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, since 2007, 5 reviews
57. Nano Letters, since 2007, 1 review
58. Synthesis, since 2007, 2 reviews
59. Educational Research & Reviews, since 2007, 1 review
60. Environmental Science & Technology, since 2008, 4 reviews
61. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, since 2008, 13 reviews
62. Earth, Planets and Space, since 2008, 2 reviews
63. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, since 2008, 1 review
64. ARKIVOC, since 2008, 11 reviews
65. Chem. Phys., since 2009, 1 review
66. CrystEngComm, since 2010, 3 reviews
67. ICFAI Journal of Chemistry, since 2010, 1 review
68. ACS Nano, since 2010, 1 review
69. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, since 2011, 1 review
70. Computational and Theoretical Chemistry (COMPTC), since 2011, 9 reviews
71. Organic Preparations and Procedures International, since 2011, 1 reviews
72. Life, since 2012, 4 reviews
73. J. Mol. Evolution, since 2012, 1 review
74. Monatshefte fuer Chemie Chemical Monthly, since 2012, 1 review
75. Central Eur. J. Chem., since 2013, 4 reviews
76. Curr. Org. Chem., since 2013, 1 review
77. ACS Books, since 2013, 2 reviews
78. Chemistry Letters, since 2013, 1 review
79. Medicinal Chemistry Communications, since 2014, 2 reviews
80. British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, since 2014, 3 reviews.
81. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, since 2014, 3 reviews.
82. J. Mol. Evolution, since 2014, 1 review.
83. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, since 2014, 2 reviews.
84. Intl. J. Mass Spectrometry, since 2014, 1 review.
85. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, since 2014, 2 reviews.
86. Polymer Chemistry, since 2014, 1 reviews.
87. Arabian Journal of Chemistry, since 2014, 1 reviews.
88. Scientia Iranica Journal, since 2014, 1 reviews.
89. Polyhedron, since 2014, 1 reviews.
90. RSC Advances, since 2014, 7 reviews.
91. The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), since 2014, 5 reviews.
92. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, since 2014, 1 reviews.
93. ChemSusChem, since 2015, 1 reviews.
94. Org. Chem. Frontiers, since 2015, 1 reviews.
95. J. Sulfur Chem., since 2015, 1 reviews.
96. Energy & Fuels, since 2015, 1 reviews.
97. Open Chem., since 2015, 2 reviews.
98. Res. J. Educ. Studies and Rev. (RJSER), since 2016, 1 reviews.
99. Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports, since 2016, 1 reviews.
100. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., since 2016, 1 reviews.
101. Chem. Soc. Rev., since 2016, 1 reviews.
102. Current Organic Synthesis, since 2016, 2 reviews.
103. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, The Journal of the International Astrobiology Society , since 2016, 1 reviews.
104. Soft Materials, since 2017, 2 reviews.
105. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine (Nanomedicine: NBM), since 2017, 1 reviews.
106. Journal of Functional Biomaterials (JFB), since 2017, 1 reviews.


b. Proposal Reviews (217, 200th review written Feb. 2015, 100th review written 4/2/5)

1. Research Board, University of Missouri, since 1992, 29 reviews.
2. American Chemical Society (PRF), since 1992, 32 reviews.
3. National Science Foundation, since 1993, 108 reviews (incl. 28 reviews as part of Solid State and Materials Chemistry (SSMC) panel Spring 2012; incl. 25 reviews as part of the Materials Center Grant panel Fall 2013; incl. 20 reviews as part of a Virtual Panel Spring 2015).
4. International Science Foundation, since 1993, 1 review.
5. University Research Council, Senayan, Jakarta, since 1996, 1 review.
6. Research Corporation, since 1996, 9 reviews.
7. Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund R & D Program, since 1996, 1 review.
8. Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, since 1996, 1 review.
9. United States Department of Agriculture, since 1998, 1 review.
10. Technology Assessment, MU University Patents & Licensing, since 1998, 3 reviews.
11. South Carolina EPSCoR Program, since 2002, 1 review.
12. NSF-DUE-CCLI Grant Review Panel, July 14-17, 2003, 11 reviews.
13. CRDF - U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation, since 2003, 2 reviews.
14. Kansas NIH-COBRE Center for Cancer Experimental Therapeutics, since 2006, 4 reviews.
15. UW-Milwaukee's Research Growth Initiative, since 2006, 2 reviews.
16. DOE/EPSCoR Program to build EPSCoR-State/National Laboratory Parttnerships, since 2007, 1 review.
17. U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, since 2008, 1 review.
18. NASA, since 2012, 3 reviews.


c. Reviews of Educational Materials (30)

1. Fessenden & Fessenden, Organic Chemistry, 5/e, Brooks/Cole, 1992.
2. Loudon, Organic Chemistry, 3/e, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 6/92.
3. Zollinger, Diazo Chemistry I, 2/e, 5/93.
4. Kuhn & Försterling, Moleküle und Molekülanhäufungen, John Wiley & Sons, 3/94.
5. Carey, Organic Chemistry, 3/e, John Wiley & Sons, 6/94.
6. Zollinger, Diazo Chemistry II, 1 chapter, 12/94.
7. Vollhardt & Shore, Organic Chemistry, 2/e, W.F. Freeman, Pre-rev. eval., 12/95.
8. Lambert, Shurvell, Lightner and Cooks, Part 3 (Electron Spectroscopy) of Introduction to Organic Spectroscopy, 2/e, Prentice Hall, 6/96.
9. Fox & Whitesell, Organic Chemistry, 2/e, Jones & Bartlett Publ., 6/96. See Review Copy Request web site.
10. Vollhardt & Shore, Organic Chemistry, Freeman & Co., Post-revision evaluation, 6/97.
11. Daley & Daley, Organic Chemistry, Review of Preliminary First Edition, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 6/97.
12. Comparative Analysis of Wade, Organic Chemistry, 3/e, Prentice Hall, and Brown & Foote, Organic Chemistry, 2/e, Saunders College Publishing, 12/97.
13. ChemCoach tutorials on "The Chemistry Place," Addison Wesley Longman/Peregrine Publisher, 1/99.
14. ChemCoach tutorial on "Equilibrium," Addison Wesley Longman/Peregrine Publisher, 3/99.
15. Hornback, Organic Chemistry, 1/e, Brooks/Cole, 4/00.
16. Prospectus of Laboratory Manual, McGraw-Hill, 8/00.
17. Infrared-Spectroscopy Tutorial. McGraw-Hill Co., 12/00.
18. Chemistry of Alkynes Tutorial. McGraw-Hill Co., 12/00.
19. Review of ChemCoach Tutorials. McGraw-Hill Co., 1/01.
20. Review of 3 chapters of Vollhardt/Schore, Organic Chemistry, 4/e, W.F. Freeman, 2/01.
21. Review of 4 chapters of Vollhardt/Schore, Organic Chemistry, 4/e, W.F. Freeman, 7/01.
22. Review of book proposal on Selected Name Reactions in Organic Chemistry, Academic Press, 7/02.
23. Hornback, Organic Chemistry, 2/e, Brooks/Cole, 8/03.
24. Book Proposal, Non-Science Major Chemistry, Benjamin-Cummings, 4/17/05.
25. Book Proposal, Pedersen/Myers, Experimental Organic Chemistry, Thompson, Brooks/Cole, 9/20/06.
26. Book Proposal, Cooper/Klymkowsky, Chemistry and the Logic of Life, Thompson, Brooks/Cole, 03/24/08.
27. Book Revision, Lambert, Organic Structural Spectroscopy, 2/e, Pearson, 05/22/09.
28. Book Proposal, Soderberg, Organic Chemistry, 1/e, Oxford University Press, 05/26/09.
29. Hart, Hadad, Craine, Hart, Organic Chemistry - A Short Course, 13/e, Brooks/Cole, 03/01/13.
30. Quantum Physics, Bentham Science Publishers, 01/20/15.


B. Consulting Projects

Consulting interests include Translations of Chemistry Documents (German/English and English/German) and the Development of Educational Materials for Chemistry Education (focus on web-based media, testing materials).

8. Instructor, Advanced Placement Teacher Education, Truman State University, May 2003.

7. Member, Organic Chemistry Examination Committee of the American Chemical Society, Preparation of 2004 Examination. Pro Bono.

6. Consultant, ACT Inc. and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

5. Author & Consultant, Educational Materials Development, McGraw-Hill Company.

4. Translation of Advanced Organic Chemistry, Reaction Mechanisms by R. Bruckner, Harcourt / Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 2001. ISBN: 0-12-138110-2.

3. Invited Conferee, Organic Chemistry Summit, McGraw-Hill, Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort, Galena, Illinois, July 13-16, 2000.

2. Development of the companion web sites for the texts by Bruice and Wade, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. (see Education)

1. Author & Editor of Testing Materials for the American Institute of Research.


C. Conference Services

a. Organization of Symposia and Conferences

15. 34th Reaction Mechanisms Conference, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, June 19-22, 2012. Organizers: Christopher Hadad, Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, and Rainer Glaser, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri.
Honorary Session for Prof. Charles H. DePuy: Video of the presentations by Jeehiun Lee (MOV (Mac), WMV (PC)), Paul Wenthold (MOV (Mac), WMV (PC)), Scott Gronert (MOV (Mac), WMV (PC)), and Richard O'Hair (MOV (Mac), WMV (PC)).

14. "Chemistry is in the News" Workshop at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, July 27, 2008. Workshop Organizers: Susan Schelble, Department of Chemistry, Metropolitan State College of Denver and Rainer Glaser, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri.

13. "Using Gaussian in Undergraduate Education", University of Missouri-Columbia, June 20-23, 2007. Workshop Facilitators: Dr. James B. Foresman (York College, Pa, Gaussian), Dr. Roberto Gomperts (SGI, Gaussian), and Drs. Todd A. Keith and John M. Millam (Semichem, Inc.). Sponsors: Gaussian, Inc., SGI, JRT, and UMBC. Organizers: Gaussian, Inc. and local organization coordinated by Rainer Glaser and the MU Conference Bureau.

12. "Science Communication -- Essential Skill for All" Symposium at the 232nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, California, September 13, 2006. Organizers: Ann Nalley, President, American Chemical Society, Penny Gilmer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, and Rainer Glaser, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia. Speakers

11. "Science Education: Vital Connection of Science to the Public Sphere" Symposium at the 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, July 30 - August 3, 2006. Symposium Organizers: Rainer Glaser, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia, Penny Gilmer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, and Susan Schelble, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado-Denver.

10. "Chemistry is in the News" Workshop at the 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Purdue University, West-Lafayette, Indiana, July 30, 2006. Workshop Organizers: Susan Schelble, Department of Chemistry, Metropolitan State College of Denver and Rainer Glaser, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia.

9. "Science Communication for All: Grand Challenges, Grand Opportunities." Symposium at the AAAS 2006 Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, February 16-20, 2006. Organizers: Penny Gilmer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, and Rainer Glaser, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia. Speakers Synopsis

8. "Chemistry is in the News" Workshop at the Teaching Organic Chemistry Conference, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, June 2, 2005. Workshop Organizers: Susan Schelble, Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado-Denver, and Rainer Glaser, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia.

7. "Chemistry is in the News" Workshop at the 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, July 18 - 22, 2004. Workshop Organizers: Rainer Glaser, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia, and Susan Schelble, Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado-Denver.

6. NSF Multi-Initiative Dissemination Project. Eileen Lewis, University of California-Berkeley, Department of Chemistry, Organizer. Rainer Glaser, Local Host and Participant. The University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, April 11 - 12, 2003.

5. "Chemistry is in the News" Conference 2002 --- Conference Web Site
The University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, October 18 - 20, 2002.
Rainer Glaser and James Groccia, Organizers.
Chemistry is in the News Conference, News & Announcements, J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 1069.

4. "Chemistry is in the News" Conference 2001 --- Conference Web Site
The University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, September 21 - 23, 2001.
Rainer Glaser and James Groccia, Organizers.
Chemistry is in the News Conference, News & Announcements, J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1018.

3. Symposium on "Anisotropic Organic Materials" --- Symposium Web Site
218th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 22 - 26, 1999.
Rainer Glaser and Piotr Kaszynski, Organizers.

2. Symposium on "Nonlinear Optics" --- Symposium Web Site
32nd ACS Midwest Regional Meeting, Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, MO, Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 1997.
Rainer Glaser, Organizer.

1. Symposium on "Frontiers in Applications of Computational Chemistry"
28th ACS Regional Meeting, Columbia, Missouri, November 10-12, 1993.
Bill Welsh, UMSL, and Rainer Glaser, MU, Co-Organizers.


b. Chairmanships at Symposia and Conferences

6. Chairman, Saturday Morning Session.
33rd Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, May 25 - 27, 2000.

5. Symposium on "Theory, Isotope Effects, Physical Organic Chemistry"
American Chemical Society, 215th National Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 31, 1998.

4. Chairman, Poster Session, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering.
American Chemical Society, 212th National Meeting, Orlando, FL, August 27, 1996.

3. Discussion Leader "Theoretical Description and Interpretation of Electron Densities."
Gordon Research Conference, State College, New Hampshire, July 2-7, 1995.

2. Chairman, General Session B, Division of Computers in Chemistry.
Chairman, General Session C, Division of Computers in Chemistry.
American Chemical Society, National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 21-26, 1994.

1. Chairman, Session VI.
Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Columbia, MO, May 19-21, 1994.