Scholarly and Professional Activities

External Examiner, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemistry, University of Hong Kong, September 2013

Councillor, Chemistry Division, Council on Undergraduate Research, 2013 to present

Member of Visiting Committee, External Review of Chemistry Department, Macalester College, November 2011.

Visiting Associate, Committee on Professional Training, American Chemical Society, 2011 to present.

Member of Grant Review Panel, Experimental Physical Chemistry Program, Chemistry Division,
National Science Foundation, April 2009.

Member of the International Advisory Committee of The Ohio State University International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, July 2007 to June 2010.

Judge for Rao Prize Competition, The Ohio State University International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, OH

Member of Chemistry URC Grant Review Panel, Undergraduate Programs, Chemistry Division, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

Member of Chemistry REU Grant Review Panel, Undergraduate Programs, Chemistry Division, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

Panelist, “Is a Career at a PUI Right for Me?” Careers in Education at Principally Undergraduate Institutions, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 1997

Member of CAREER Grant Review Panel, Physical Chemistry Programs, Chemistry Division, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

Participant in International Conference on Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy (TDLS-95), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, July 1995

Invited Participant in East Coast Symposium on the Chemistry and Physics of Clusters and Cluster Ions, Baltimore, MD, January 1991

Participant in NATO-ARW “Dynamics of Polyatomic van der Waals Complexes,” Château de Bonas, Castéra-Verduzan, France, August 1989

Participant in NATO-ARW “Structure and Dynamics of Weakly Bound Molecular Complexes,” Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy, September 1986

Peer reviewer for manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Chemical Physics, the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, the Journal of Molecular Structure , the Journal of Physical Chemistry, American Journal of Physics, Chemical Physics, Chemical Physics Letters, and Journal of Chemical Education

Peer reviewer for proposals submitted to the Petroleum Research Fund, administered by the American Chemical Society, to the National Science Foundation, to NASA, and to the states of Montana, Connecticut, and Arkansas

Professional Societies

Member, American Physical Society

Member, American Chemical Society

Member, Council on Undergraduate Research

Member, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society

External Research Grants

“RUI: Intermolecular Interactions and the Pathways of Chemical Reactions” National Science Foundation, August 2011 – July 2015.

“RUI: Investigating the Interplay Between Electronic Environment and Molecular Association” National Science Foundation, August 2008 – July 2012.

“RUI: Changes in molecular electronic environments upon complex formation–The first steps toward reaction?” National Science Foundation, August 2005–July 2008

“Diode Laser Spectroscopy of Ammonia-containing van der Waals Complexes: Models for Hydrogen Bonding,” The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, May 1996–August 2002

“REU Supplement to RUI: Diode Laser Spectroscopy of Ammonia-containing van der Waals Complexes: Models for Hydrogen Bonding,” National Science Foundation, June 1993–July 1997

“RUI: Diode Laser Spectroscopy of Ammonia-containing van der Waals Complexes: Models for Hydrogen Bonding,” National Science Foundation, February 1993–July 1997

“Diode Laser Spectroscopy of Ammonia-containing van der Waals Complexes: Models for Hydrogen Bonding,” The Petroleum Research Fund, September 1992–August 1995

“Construction of a Pulsed Beam Fourier Transform Microwave Spectrometer,” National Science Foundation, Shared Instrumentation Program, September 1992–February 1994 (co-principal investigator with S.E. Novick, Wesleyan Univ., R. Bohn, Univ. of Connecticut, and K.I. Peterson, Univ. of Rhode Island)

“Calculation of the Vibrational Spectrum of HF dimer,” The John von Neumann National Computer Center, September 1988–August 1991

“Diode Laser Spectroscopy of Ammonia-Containing van der Waals Molecules,” The Petroleum Research Fund, March 1988–August 1990

“Diode Laser Spectroscopy of Ammonia-Containing van der Waals Molecules,” Research Corporation, December 1987–June 1993

Academic Positions

Class of 1959 Professor of Chemistry, Amherst College, 2009-present, (department chair 2008-2011, co-chair 2014-2015)

Professor of Chemistry, Amherst College, 2000-2009

Visiting Research Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 2000-01 and 2003-04

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Amherst College, 1994-2000, (department chair 1996-1999)

Dana Visiting Professor, University of Rochester, 1995-96

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Amherst College, 1987-94

Visiting Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1990-91

Research Associate, National Research Council Canada, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, 1985-87

National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Department of Chemistry, 1979-82