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About Rainer Glaser

Dr. Rainer Glaser joined Missouri S&T as chair of the Chemistry Department August 1, 2018. He was previously professor of chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Dr. Glaser studied chemistry and physics at the University of Tuebingen and earned a Chemie-Diplom. He holds Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. His postdoctoral work was done at Yale University and Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.
 
During his tenure at MU, Dr. Glaser brought in over $5 million in research and educational funding. He has supervised over 20 dissertations, and his research group has authored over 180 articles in peer-reviewed publications on a broad range of topics. About one fourth of the publications resulted from local, national and international collaborations with colleagues in chemistry, physics, mathematics, biochemistry, science education and journalism.
 
Dr. Glaser is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is an editorial board member of numerous scientific, peer-reviewed publications.
 
Dr. Glaser is an organic and theoretical/computational chemist whose guiding research principle combines modern methods of electronic structure theory with experimental studies to discover new concepts in chemistry. He applies this approach to chemistry studies in anisotropic media, that is, chemistry in structured environments. His research has led to new chemical classifications of optical materials and to the exploration of carbon dioxide capture from rubisco, a crucial enzyme found in every plant.
 
Dr. Glaser actively promotes cross-disciplinary science education. He has a professional interest in STEM education, in particular, in the development of research-oriented curricula to teach scientific writing and authoring, publication ethics and scientific communication.
 
Dr. Glaser joined the MU faculty as assistant professor of chemistry in 1989. He was promoted to associate professor in 1995 and to full professor in 2003. Since 2010, he has served as a visiting or guest professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, Northwest University and Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, and Xiamen University in Xiamen. Glaser teaches classes on organic and computational chemistry at all levels and enjoys bringing global perspectives to his courses.
 
New Faculty 2018-2019

Positions

August 2018 - Present Professor and Department Chair, Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology Chemistry
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2003 - 2018 Professor of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia
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1995 - 2003 Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia
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1989 - 1995 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia
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1987 - 1989 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yale University
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Curriculum Vitae


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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Present Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry
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Honors and Awards

  • Visiting Professor, Inst. of Chem., Chinese Academy 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, 1985-87
  • Fulbright Fellow, 1982-83
  • Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, 1981-84

Education

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1987 Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley
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1984 Chemistry Diplom, Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen
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1983 M.S. in Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley
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1980 Chemistry Vordiplom, Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen
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1979 Physics Zwischenprüfung, Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen
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Contact Information

Schrenk Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0010

573/341-4987 

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