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
Fax: (573) 882-2754
WWW: http://faculty.missouri.edu/~glaserr
Email: GlaserR@missouri.edu


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 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Visiting Professor, Inst. of Chem., Chin. Acad. of Sciences, Beijing, 2013, 2014
Visiting Professor, Dept. of Chem., Northwest Univ., Xi'an, 2013-2015

From Electronic Structure Theory to New Concepts in Chemistry
Organic, Theoretical, and Materials Chemistry. Chemistry Education.
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

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.

1984-87 Ph.D. Program, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley.
Adviser: Professor Andrew Streitwieser, Jr. (Chemical Genealogy)
Chemistry Ph.D., 1987.
Fellow of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie 1985-7.
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.
Fulbright Fellow 1982-3.
1977-82 Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany.
Chemistry Vordiplom, 1980.
Physics Zwischenprüfung, 1979.
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes 1981-4.
1976-77 Military Service, Deutsche Bundeswehr
1967-76 Kepler-Gymnasium, Freudenstadt, Germany.
Abitur with highest honors and Chemistry Prize, 1976.

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
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
2011-17 MU Research Responsibility Committee (re-elected 2014)
2009- Editorial Board Member, Astrobiology
2009- Editorial Board Member, The Icfai University Journal of Chemistry
2008-11 MU Faculty Development Advisory Committee
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.
2000-3 MU Academic Grievance Panel.
1999-2003 MU Faculty Advisory Council, Educational Technologies at MU.
1999-2002 MU Academic Assessment Committee.
1998-2002 Advisory Board, Journal of Organic Chemistry.
1996-9 MU Study Abroad Advisory Council.
1995-9 MU Task Force for Research Computing.
1992- Boards of Review for 15 Granting Agencies (>160 reviews).
1987- Boards of Review for 70 Journals (>750 reviews).

National Institutes of Health (NIGMS), National Science Foundation (DUE, PRISM), Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society (G, AC, SE, ND), The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, NATO Collaborative Research Grant, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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.
National Science Teacher Association, scince 2006.
Union of Concerned Scientists, since 1986.