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Ralf I. Kaiser, Professor


Department of Chemistry
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
2545 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822-2275

Phone: (808) 956-5731
Fax: (808) 956-5908
Email: Ralf Kaiser
Office: Bilger 301A

Educational Background

Ralf I. Kaiser received his diploma from the University of Münster, Germany in 1991 and his Ph.D in 1994 in Chemistry from the same institute. After three years at the University of California at Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow, he conducted his Habilitation in Physics before joining the faculty of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Hawaii in 2002.

Research Interests

Details of my group and research efforts can be found here.

Recent Publications

  • D. S. N. Parker, A. V. Wilson, R. I. Kaiser, A.M. Mebel, Synthesis of the Silaisocyanoacetylene Molecule. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 13896-13901.
  • Parker, D.; Zhang, F.; Kaiser, R.I.; Kislov, V.; Mebel, A.M.; Tielens, A.G.G.M. Low Temperature Formation of Naphthalene and Its Role in the Synthesis of PAHs in the Interstellar Medium. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A 2012, 109, 53–58.
  • Jones, B.M.; Zhang, F.; Kaiser, R. I.; Mebel, A. M.; Cordiner, M. A.; Charnley, S. B. Unraveling the Formation of Interstellar Benzene. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A 2011, 108, 452-457.
  • Gu, Xibin, Kim, Seol, Kaiser, Ralf I., Mebel, Alaxander M., Liang, Danie, Yung, Yuk L. Chemical Dynamics of Triacetylene Formation and Implications to the synthesis of polyynes in Titan’s Atmosphere. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A 2009, 106, 16078-16083.