Rainer Ernst Glaser
Department of Chemistry
University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Dr. Rainer E. Glaser, Professor of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, studied chemistry and physics in Tübingen, at Berkeley, and at Yale. He is a physical organic chemist with interests in organic ferroelectric materials, several areas of catalysis (iodine catalysis, alkene polymerization), nucleobase chemistry and chemical toxicology, as well as astrochemistry and origin of life. Glaser has collaborated extensively with chemists, biochemists, physicists, mathematicians, astronomers, educators and journalists. In 1995, Glaser began his education research with the novel curriculum “Chemistry Is in the News (CIITN)” that he designed for chemistry education of science majors, and since 2008 he has been a leader in the integration of mathematics education with life sciences college curricula. Glaser was elected AAAS Fellow in 2004 and Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society in 2006.
Reaction Mechanisms, Dative Bonding, Noncovalent Interactions, Alkene Polymerization, Halogen Bonding, Nucleobase Chemistry.