Rainer Ernst GLASER
Dipl.-Chem., M.S., Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
University of Missouri-Columbia
601 South College Avenue
Columbia, Missouri 65211
Tel.: (573) 882-0331
(Last Update: Nov. 9, 2017)
PERSONAL DATA Birth Date June 18, 1957. Family Julia M. Chang, married August 22, 1996.
Katharine K. J. Glaser, born October 7, 1997.
James C. Glaser, born August 12, 2001.
Interests Reading, Astronomy, Cognition, Travel, Badminton, Swimming. Languages Bilingual in English and German, read French and some Spanish. Honors Visiting Professor, Inst. of Chem., Chin. Acad. of Sciences, Beijing, 2013, 2014.
Guest Professor, Dept. of Chem., Northwest Univ., Xi'an, 2013-2015.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, since 2006.
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, since 2004.
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Chem., Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 1997.
Fellow of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, 1985-7.
Fulbright Fellow, 1982-3.
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, 1981-4.
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND FUNDING Guiding
From Electronic Structure Theory to New Concepts in Chemistry is the guiding principle of our research. This principle is applied to studies of Chemistry in Anisotropic Media, and all efforts are benefitting from the Synergy of Tightly Coupled Theoretical and Experimental Studies. Current projects include: Current
1. Polar Order in Crystalline Organic Molecular Materials
2. DNA Base Deamination and Cross-Link Formation
3. Catalysis: Olefin Polymerization and Oscillating Chemical Reactions
4. Heteroarene Reduction: Hypoxia Selective Cancer Chemotherapeutics
5. Heterocumulenes: Biomimetic, Reversible CO2 Sequestration
6. Astrochemistry: Nucleobase Synthesis in Interstellar Space
7. Science Communication: Chemistry is in the News and Beyond.
8. Cross-Disciplinary Science Education: Mathematics and Life Sciences
Research in Theoretical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and in Chemistry Education has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS, NCI), the National Science Foundation (DUE, PRISM, CHE), the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society (G, AC, SE, ND), The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, by NATO, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Total Funding (not including fellowships) $5,412,608. Research Funding: $2,547,843 (total), $2,182,138 (external) and $365,705 (internal). Education Funding: $2,864,765 (total), $2,806,265 (external) and $58,500 (internal).
CURRENT POSITION & EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 2017- Visiting Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an. 2016- Visiting Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. 2015 Visiting Professor, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen. 2013ff Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwest University, Xi'an. 2010-2014 Visiting Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. 2003- Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia. 1997 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Hokkaido University, Sapporo. 1995-2003 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia. 1989-95 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia. 1987-89 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Yale University.
Adviser: Professor Kenneth B. Wiberg.
EDUCATION 1984-87 Ph.D. Program, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley.
Adviser: Professor Andrew Streitwieser, Jr. (Chemical Genealogy)
Chemistry Ph.D., 1987.
1983-84 Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany.
Chemistry Diplom, 1984.
1982-83 University of California, Berkeley, College of Chemistry and
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), Molecular and Materials Research Division.
Adviser: Professor Andrew Streitwieser, Jr.
Chemistry M.S., 1983.
1977-82 Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany.
Chemistry Vordiplom, 1980.
Physics Zwischenprüfung, 1979.
1976-77 Military Service, Deutsche Bundeswehr 1967-76 Kepler-Gymnasium, Freudenstadt, Germany.
Abitur with highest honors and Chemistry Prize, 1976.
UNIVERSITY SERVICE 2017- Advisory Group Member, Academic Writing in a Second Language (since 03/17) 2016-18 University Faculty Committee on Tenure (Alternate 2016-17) 2016-19 MU Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Council 2014-17 MU Honorary Degrees Committee 2014-16 MU Student Conduct Committee 2013-16 MU Lectures Committee 2013-16 Board Member, MU Campus Writing Program 2011-17 MU Research Responsibility Committee (re-elected 2014) 2009-12 MU Academic Assessment Committee 2008-11 MU Faculty Development Advisory Committee 2008-9 University Faculty Committee on Tenure (Alternate) 2007-10 MU Honorary Degrees Committee 2005-8 Research Computing Advisory Group (RCAG) 2004-7 MU Environmental Studies Executive Committee. MUES & SEAS 2004- MU Task Force for Big Ideas for Teaching Excellence (BITE) 2003-6 MU College of Arts & Science, Promotion & Tenure Committee, Chair 2004-5 & 2005-6 2002-3 MU Information Technology Committee 2000-3 MU Academic Grievance Panel 1999-2003 MU Faculty Advisory Council, Educational Technologies at MU, Chair 2002-3 1999-2002 MU Academic Assessment Committee 1997-1999 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program Committee 1996-1999 Student Organizations, Governments, and Activities Committee (SOGA). 1996-1999 Advisoy Board, MU Institute for Instructional Technology (MUIIT) 1996-9 MU Study Abroad Advisory Council 1995-9 MU Task Force for Research Computing
PEER REVIEWING ACTIVITIES 2013- Editorial Board Member, Global Education Review 2012-18 Board Member, Reaction Mechanisms Conference, Organic Division, ACS 2012- Editorial Board Member, Crystal Structure Theory and Applications 2011- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Thermodynamics and Catalysis 2011- Honorary Editorial Board Member, Reports in Organic Chemistry 2011-14 Editorial Board Member, Life 2009- Editorial Board Member, Astrobiology 2009- Editorial Board Member, The Icfai University Journal of Chemistry 1998-2002 Advisory Board, Journal of Organic Chemistry. 1992- Boards of Review for 18 Granting Agencies (>200 reviews). 1987- Boards of Review for >100 Journals (>950 reviews).
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, since 1980. Liebig-Vereinigung für Organische Chemie, since 1995. Wöhler-Vereinigung für Anorganische Chemie, since 1995. American Chemical Society, since 1982. University of Missouri ACS Local Section, 1995-7, Secretary-Treasurer. Division of Organic Chemistry, since 1982. Division of Physical Chemistry, since 1993. Theoretical Chemistry Subdivision, since 1993. Division of Chemical Toxicology, since 2001. Division of Chemical Education, since 2001. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), since 1988.
American Association of University Professors (AAUP), since 1989. Member, Executive Committee, MU Chapter, 2008-11. Representative to MU Faculty Council, 2008-9.
World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists (WATOC), since 1997.
Alpha Chi Sigma, since 1991.
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, since 1990.
Council for Undergraduate Research, 1992-2005.