(303)-315-2131 (one phone number for CU Denver Offices)
University of Michigan, B.S., 1963
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1967
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 1967-8
Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado Denver, 1977- present
Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Denver, 1972-76
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Denver, 1968-71
Special Assistant to the Provost, July, 2008- present
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, September, 2013- present
Professor of Chemistry, 1977- present
SOME OTHER APPOINTMENTS:
Graduate School Dean, Downtown Denver Campus. July, 2008- November, 2010
Acting Provost, May and June, 2008
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, September, 2007- 2008
Visiting Scientist, Institute for Physical Research and Technology, Iowa State University, 2006- 2008
Chair, Chemistry Department, September 2001- August. 2003 and 1974-1979
Visiting Professor and Scientist, Iowa State University, 1999-2000
Visiting Professor and Scientist, Ames National Laboratory, 1999-2000
Acting Dean, CU-Denver Graduate School: July, 1989- August, 1990
Program Officer, Organic Dynamics, National Science Foundation, 1987-8
Visiting Professor, Chemistry Department, University of Michigan, 1980-81
Visiting Professor, Biophysics and Physiology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Dallas, 1973-4
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of Leicester, 1987
REFEREED PUBLICATIONS: (2002 to present) (undergraduate research students marked by **)
V.; Damrauer, R., 2017, On-Line
Biographical Memoir of Charles H. DePuy, Proceedings of the National Academy of
Damrauer, R., Computational Studies of Silanediimine Rings, Polyhedron, 2015, 97, 13-19.
Damrauer, R., Lin, H., Damrauer, N. H., Computational Studies of Carbodiimide Rings, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 3781-3788.
Damrauer, R., Stanton, J. F., Studies of l,2-Dihalo Shifts in Carbon-Carbon, Carbon-Silicon, Silicon- Silicon Systems: A Computational Study, Organometallics, 2012, 31, 8426-8436.
Damrauer, R., Interactions of Tetrahedrane and Tetrasilatetrahedrane with CH2 and SiH2: A Computational Study, Organometallics, 2010, 29, 4975-4982.
Damrauer, R., Pusede, S. E.**, Activaion of P4 by Singlet Silylene (SiH2): A Computational Study, Organometallics, 2009, 28, 1289-1294.
Damrauer, R., Pusede, S. E.**, Staton, G.M..**, Singlet and Triplet Methylene (CH2) Plus P4: A Computational Study, Organometallics, 2008, 27, 3399-3402.
Damrauer, R.and Noble, A. L., Ions Related to Silynes and Disilynes, Organometallics, 2008, 27, 1707-1715.
Damrauer, R., Pusede, S. E.**, Custer, T. C., Computational Studies of Electron Affinities, Acidities, and Bond Dissociation Energies of Boron-Containing Species: The CH3(CH2)n-1BH2, CHF(CH2)n-1BH2¬, and CH3(CH2)n-1BHF Series, Organometallics, 2007, 26, 1599-1606.
Damrauer, R, Dissolving Metal Reductions of Acetylenes: A Computational Study, J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 9165-9171.
Damrauer, R, Organometallic Chemistry in the Flowing Afterglow: A Review, Organometallics, 2004, 23, 1462-79.
Damrauer, R; Crowell, A. J**; Craig, C. F.**, Electron, Hydride, and Fluoride Affinities of Silicon-Containing Species: Computational Studies, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 10759-66.
Damrauer, R.; O'Hair, R. A. J., Organic Negative Ions of Aluminum, Silicon, Phosphorus, and Sulfur, Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry: Volume 1: Theory and Ion Chemistry, 2003, 674-686
Caskey, D. C.; Damrauer, R.; McGoff, D.**, Computational Studies of Aliphatic Amine Basicity, J. Org. Chem., 2002, 67, 5098-5105
A list of approximately seventy papers published from 1969 to 2000 can be obtained on request. About twenty undergraduate authors were among these.
A list of nine papers published from 1966 to 1971 and coauthored with Professor Dietmar Seyferth can be obtained on request. These resulted from Ph.D. thesis work at MIT.
Damrauer, R., Lamm-Wirth Task Force Report on the Rocky Flats Flats Nuclear Installation, 121 pages, 1975. This report was prepared for then Governor Richard Lamm and then Congressman Tim Wirth on the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant in conjunction with a task force set up by Lamm-Wirth. The report chronicles the history of the plant and details its technical aspects in lay person terms.
HONORS (partial list):
Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (retired membership-- an interesting story!!)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, 2010.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, CU-Denver, Award for Service, 2005.
University of Michigan, Chemistry Department Advisory Committee, 2000- ~2007
University of Colorado System Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching, and Citizenship, 1999
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Service Award, May, 1998
Invited Speaker, Gordon Conference on Innovations in College Chemistry Teaching, January, 1995
Chancellor's Research Lectureship Award, University of Colorado at Denver, Spring, 1992
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Scholar/Fellow, awarded October, 1991
SOME SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
Chair, CU-Denver Vice Chancellor's-level Campus Committee on RTP, AY 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-5, 1995-96, 2013- 2018.
Member, Denver Campus-wide Retention, Promotion, Tenure (RTP) Committee, AY1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1987-88, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08.
Chair, University of Colorado Denver, College of Arts and Media Dean Search Committee, 2012-13.
Chair, University of Colorado Denver, Engineering Dean Search Committee, 2009-10.
Co-Chair, University of Colorado Denver, Provost Search Committee, 2008.
Chemistry Department, Chair Search Committee, September, 2006 to 2007.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Strategic Planning Committee, August, 2006 to 2007.
University of Colorado System-Wide Advisory Committee on Tenure-Related Processes, April, 2005- November, 2006.
Organizer, Faculty Nobel Prize Discussion Forum, mid-1980's to present with one or two gaps.
UCD Campus Coordinator of Faculty Career Development, 1996-2002. Created these Faculty Development Activities, including YUMPS.
Member, System Search Committee for Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, 1989-90..
Member, System Presidential Task Force on Search Procedures, 1986.
Member, System-Wide Presidential Search Committee, 1984-85.
Co-creator with Phyllis Schultz, UCD Health Sciences Committee, 1972
Co-creator with Clyde Zaidins, Topics in Science Modular Curriculum, 1971
COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
Member, Governor's Science and Technology Advisory Committee, State of Colorado: 1980-1982
Member, State of Colorado Water Quality Control Commission: 1978-1980
Chair, Lamm-Wirth Monitoring Committee on Rocky Flats: 1976-1977
Member, American Chemical Society
Reviewer, for variety of journals and funding agencies including Journal of the American Chemical Society, Organometallics, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, National Science Foundation, Research Corporation, and Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society.
RESEARCH SUPPORT (since 1995):
National Science Foundation: Cyber-Infrastructure and Research Facilities: Tools for Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics and Simulation Analysis, part of a development effort to create tutorial Web text for GAMESS users, administered by Iowa State University, 9/1/2005- 8/31/2008, ~$35,000.
Research Corporation: Solvent Effects on Acidities and Radical Reactions: Computational Studies, Supplemental $5,000 awarded in June, 2001.
Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society: Computational Studies of Solution/Gas Phase Behavior Reversals in Alcohols, Silanols, and Radicals, May, 1999- April, 2001, $30,000.
Research Corporation: Solvent Effects on Acidities and Radical Reactions: Computational Studies, June, 1999- May, 2001, $35,000.
National Science Foundation: Gas Phase and Related Studies of Main Group Elements. February, 1993- June, 1997, $234,600.
Research Corporation, Partners in Science Program, Synthesis and Properties of Silicon-Containing Cages. June, 1993- August, 1996, $14,000
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Special Grant Award for Departmental Mass Spectrometer, 1994-5, $30,000
Many other grants were obtained between 1968 and 1994 from NSF, Research Corporation, NSF-ERDA, NATO, and CU. A list can be obtained on request.
OTHER GRANT ACTIVITIES:
NSF-CAUSE: Topics in Science Modules for Nonscience Majors, 1979, $200,000. Co-founder of this program with Professor Clyde Zaidins -- funded with Professor Zaidins as Project Director. First major NSF science education grant as far as we know.