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Rainer Ernst GLASER
Associate Professor
Dipl.-Chem., M.S., Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, Missouri 65211


Birth Date & Place June 18, 1957. Freudenstadt, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
Parents Ernst and Johanna Glaser, born Mönch.
Maritual Status Married to Julia Margaret Chang, August 22, 1996.
Katharine Kayla Jade Glaser, born October 7, 1997, in Columbia, Missouri.
Nationality & US Status German with Permanent Residency.
Hobbies Badminton, Rowing, Swimming, Hiking, Reading, Languages, Travel, Astronomy.
Languages German, first language.
English, second language.
French. Fluent in reading & comprehension, rusty in writing.
Spanish, basics.


1995- Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri.
Research Interests: Physical and Theoretical Organic Chemistry.
Research Projects: 1. Deamination Chemistry and the Alkylation and Modification of DNA. 2. Organic Ferroelectric Crystalline Materials for Nonlinear Optics. 3. Phosphorus Analogues of Diazonium Ions: Theory and Experimental Approach. 4. Methods of Topological Electron and Spin Density Analysis. 5. Computer-Mediated Communication, Collaborative Learning and Peer Review in Chemical Education.


1989-95 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia.
1987-89 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Yale University.
Research Supervisor: Professor Kenneth B. Wiberg.
1984-87 Ph.D. Program, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley.
Research Supervisor: Professor Andrew Streitwieser, Jr.
Thesis: "Theoretical Studies of Reactive Intermediates."
1983-84 Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, F.R. Germany. (LiveCam II)
September 18, 1984: Chemistry Diplom with highest possible grade ("sehr gut" equivalent to "A" in Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry.)
Thesis: "Kinetische Untersuchung der Hydrolyse von Uranocenen."
1982-83 University of California, Berkeley, College of Chemistry and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), Molecular and Materials Research Division.
Research Supervisor: Professor Andrew Streitwieser, Jr.
Master of Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1983.
Thesis: "Electron Density Analysis of Carbonyl Compounds."
1977-82 Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, F.R. Germany. (LiveCam I)
October 23, 1980: Chemistry Vordiplom ("sehr gut").
March 30, 1979: Physics Zwischenprüfung ("sehr gut").
1976-77 Compulsory Military Service, Deutsche Bundeswehr
1967-76 Kepler-Gymnasium, Freudenstadt, F.R. Germany.
March 12, 1976: Abitur with highest honors and Chemistry Prize.


1997- Hughes Program Advisory Committee.
1996-99 Student Organizations, Governments, and Activities Committee (SOGA).
3-year term beginning September 1, 1996.
1996-98 MUIIT Advisory Board Member. MU Institute for Instructional Technology
1996-98 Undergraduate Committee (Dept. of Chem.)
1996-98 Computer Committee (Dept of Chem.)
1995-97 Secretary-Treasurer, Univ. of Missouri Section, American Chemical Society.
1996- MU Study Abroad Advisory Council.
Report, May 19, 1997: "Strategies for Enhancing International Competence at MU".
1995- Task Force for Research Computing.
Subcommittee to The Provost's Computer Committee.
1993-94 Faculty Search Committees.
Tenure track position in Organic Chemistry.
Temporary faculty position in Organic Chemistry.
1992 Long Range Planning Committee.
Co-author, Departmental "Self-Study" Document, 1993.
1991-96 Cambridge Structural Database. Installation, Maintenance and Updating.
1991-92 Graduate Recruiting Committee.
1991-95 Chairman, Computer Committee.
Planning, design, purchase, installation, and operation of the departmental computer facility. Gave one-day seminars on system operations and software tools for molecular modeling. Wrote proposals to develop this facility.
1990-91 Colloquium Chairman.
1990-91 Instrument Committees.
1989- Graduate Committees.


ACS 32nd Regional Meeting, Tan-Tar-A Resort Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, MO, October 29 - November 1, 1997. Organizer, Symposium on "Nonlinear Optics", Program.

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

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

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

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

ACS Regional Meeting, Columbia, Missouri, November 10-12, 1993. Co-Organizer, Symposium on "Frontiers in Applications of Computational Chemistry". Chairman, General Session B, Division of Organic Chemistry

Regional IBM User Meeting, Host, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, December 1994.
IBM User Meeting, Host, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, September 16, 1993.
DEC User Meeting, Dr. Barnes and myself, Co-hosts, February 1991.
Campuswide Silicon Graphics User Meeting, Host, November 20, 1990.
PV-Wave Demonstration, "Digital's Technology Fair", September 13, 1990.

Secured University Lecture Funds for the visit of Prof. Schleyer, 1993.
Secured University Nelson Lecture Funds for the visit of Prof. Kollmann, 1991.
Secured MASUA Lecture Funds for the visit of Prof. Bartmess, 1991.


Journal Article Reviews

Journal of the American Chemical Society (since 1987), 48 reviews
Journal of Computational Chemistry (since 1987), 6 reviews
Journal of Organic Chemistry (since 1989), 37 reviews
Journal of Physical Chemistry (since 1991), 12 reviews
Journal of Chemical Education (since 1991), 27 reviews
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (since 1991), 1 review
Inorganic Chemistry (since 1992), 5 reviews
Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1 & 2 (since 1993), 21 reviews
Organic Mass Spectrometry (since 1993), 1 review
Tetrahedron Letters (since 1994), 5 reviews
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie (since 1995), 1 review
Tetrahedron: Asymmetry (since 1995), 2 reviews
Organometallics (since 1995), 3 reviews
Journal of Materials Chemistry (since 1995), 4 reviews
Canadian Journal of Chemistry (since 1995), 1 review
Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions (since 1995), 9 reviews
Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions (since 1996), 2 reviews
Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications (since 1996), 3 reviews
Journal of the Chemical Society, Mendeleev Communications (since 1996), 2 reviews
Chemical Research in Toxicology (since 1996), 3 reviews
Angewandte Chemie (since 1996), 2 reviews.
Chemistry - A European Journal (since 1997), 4 reviews
International Journal of Chemical Kinetics (since 1997), 1 review
Molecular Physics (since 1997), 1 review
Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry (since 1997), 1 review

Proposal Reviews

Research Board, University of Missouri, since 1992, 8 reviews
American Chemical Society (PRF), since 1992, 11 reviews
National Science Foundation, since 1993, 8 reviews
International Science Foundation, since 1993, 1 review
University Research Council, Senayan, Jakarta, since 1996, 1 review
Research Corporation, since 1996, 2 reviews
Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund R & D Program, since 1996, 1 review
Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, since 1996, 1 review

Textbook Reviews

Fessenden & Fessenden, Organic Chemistry, 5th ed., Brooks Cole Publishing Co., '92.
Loudon, Organic Chemistry, 3rd ed., Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 6/92.
Zollinger, Diazo Chemistry I, 2nd ed., 5/93.
Kuhn & Försterling, Moleküle und Molekülanhäufungen, John Wiley & Sons, 3/94.
Carey, Organic Chemistry, 3rd ed., John Wiley & Sons, 6/94.
Zollinger, Diazo Chemistry II, one chapter, 12/94.
Vollhardt & Shore, Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed., Freeman & Co., Pre-rev. eval., 12/95.
Lambert, Shurvell, Lightner and Cooks, Part 3 (Electron Spectroscopy)
of Introduction to Organic Spectroscopy, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 6/96.
Fox & Whitesell, Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed., Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 6/96.
Vollhardt & Shore, Organic Chemistry, Freeman & Co., Post-revision evaluation, 6/97.
Daley & Daley, Organic Chemistry, Review of Preliminary First Edition, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 6/97.
Comparative Analysis of Wade, Organic Chemistry, 3rd ed., Prentice Hall, and
Brown & Foote, Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed., Saunders College Publishing, 12/97.


Chemistry of Diazonium Ions.
Organic Ferroelectric Materials.
Translations of Chemistry Texts. German/English and English/German. ($0.50/word)
Creation of Educational Material for Chemistry.
Computational Chemistry in Research & Education.


Founder and Chair, Central Midwest Region Chemical Education Advisory Committee, since 1997
Member, Advisory Board, MU Institute for Instructional Technology (MUIIT), 1996-98
Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1/98 - 1/03


Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, since 1980.
Liebig-Vereinigung für Organische Chemie in der GDCh, since 1995.
Wöhler-Vereinigung für Anorganische Chemie in der GDCh, since 1995.
Americal Chemical Society, since 1982.
Division for Organic Chemistry in the ACS, since 1982.
Division for Physical Chemistry in the ACS, since 1993.
Subdivision for Theoretical Chemistry in the ACS, since 1993.
American Society for the Advancement of Science, since 1988.
American Association of University Professors, since 1989.
World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists, WATOC, since 1997.
Alpha Chi Sigma (ACS), since 1991.
Sigma Xi (SX), since 1990.
Council for Undergraduate Research, since 1992.


1. Abitur with highest honors, Kepler-Gymnasium, Freudenstadt, 1976.
2. Dr. Kober Chemistry Award, Kepler-Gymnasium, Freudenstadt, 1976.
3. Bruce H. Mahan Memorial Teaching Award 1982/83, Univ. of California, Berkeley.
4. Bruce H. Mahan Memorial Teaching Award 1984/85, Univ. of California, Berkeley.
5. Dean's Office Travel Award to attend the ACS National Meeting in Atlanta, April 1991.
6. Dean's Office Travel Award to attend the ACS National Meeting in Denver, April 1993.
7. Office of Research Travel Award to visit NSF and NIH, September 1993.
8. Outstanding Teacher Award, BQP, Beta Theta Pi, 1992-93.
9. International Travel Award to attend the ICPC in Jerusalem, Israel, July 1995.
10. Outstanding Faculty Greek Award 1997.


1. Fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes 1981-84.
2. Participant in the International Student Exchange Program, Universität Tübingen, 1982-83.
3. Fulbright Fellow 1982-83.
4. Predoctoral Fellow of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie 1985-87.
5. Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1997. Schedule