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Dallas L. Rabenstein Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Rabenstein has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the chemistry field

    RIVERSIDE, CA, April 20, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dallas L. Rabenstein with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Rabenstein celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Rabenstein is an executive vice chancellor/provost emeritus and distinguished professor of chemistry emeritus at the University of California Riverside, celebrating nearly three decades of instructional and administrative leadership. Drawing inspiration from one of his high school teachers to study chemistry, he earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington in 1964, and completed a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin in 1967. Dr. Rabenstein briefly lectured on the subject of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and worked as a research chemist for Chevron Research in Richmond, California, before joining the University of Alberta in 1969 as an assistant professor.

For 16 years, Dr. Rabenstein taught at the University of Alberta, rising from the rank of assistant professor to full professor in 1978. During his time as a faculty member at the University of Alberta, he also served as a visiting professor at both the University of Western Ontario and the University of Oxford. He began his tenure with the University of California Riverside in 1985 as a professor of chemistry, serving as the chairperson of the department of chemistry from 1989 until 1992, and again in the early 2000s. He held several leadership roles in the College of Natural and Agricultural Science, including as the interim dean and director of the Agricultural Experiment Station before being named as a distinguished professor of chemistry in 1997, a title he would continue to hold until being granted distinguished professor emeritus status in 2014. In addition to teaching, Dr. Rabenstein was the dean of the graduate division at the University of California Riverside from 2003 until 2008, rising to become the executive vice chancellor and provost the following year.

Dr. Rabenstein considers his greatest professional accomplishment to have been his direct work with students, and he is proud to have mentored dozens of graduating Master's-level students, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral associates over the course of his career. His research interests have included heavy metal toxicology, NMR spectroscopy and biochemical applications and NMR spectroscopy, and the chemistry of peptides and related compounds. Likewise, Dr. Rabenstein contributed to more than 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and nine book chapters, with thousands of citations to his credit.

Among many other accolades, Dr. Rabenstein is the recipient of the Fisher Scientific Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada and the 2001 University of California, Riverside Faculty Research Lecturer Award, and was a grantee of the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Cancer Research Coordinating Committee. In recognition of his extensive research accomplishments, he has been elected as a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has been asked to present at international chemical society meetings across Europe and North America. In his retirement, Dr. Rabenstein continues to publish research and enjoys such avocations as traveling, cooking and gardening.

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