Peter W. Rabideau, PhD

Peter Rabideau

Title: Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Company: Mississippi State University
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama, United States

Peter W. Rabideau, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Mississippi State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education and academic administration.

Recognized as a professor emeritus at Mississippi State University since 2015, Dr. Rabideau accrued more than 45 years of excellence in academia prior to his retirement. Spending his time in administration as well, he served as the provost and vice president of academic affairs for nearly seven years prior to taking on his professorship role in 2010. Earlier in his career, he served such academic institutions as Iowa State University in Ames, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where he joined the faculty in 1970 and remained in several academic and administrative roles until 1990. At the inception of his career in 1968, he served as a postdoctoral assistant and instructor at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Rabideau holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Loyola University Chicago, a Master of Science from the Case Institute of Technology and a Doctor of Philosophy in organic chemistry from Case Western Reserve University. Renowned for his research, he is notable for his studies in bowl-shaped aromatic hydrocarbons, referred to as “buckybowls.” Likewise, his research has been recognized by the media on several occasions, and he has authored 130 articles in several refereed scientific publications. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society, Dr. Rabideau has received myriad accolades throughout the course of his career. He received an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Loyola University Chicago, was named Alumnus of the Year by Case Western Reserve University and was named Chemist of the Year by the Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society. Impressively, he also earned the Science Medal of Distinction from the Purdue School of Science.

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