Spring 2001 Through Fall 2002
Name David M.A. NabiRahni
Department Chemistry and Physical Sciences Campus
Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law, Pace University
Adjunct Professor, Department of Dermatology, New York Medical College,
Valhalla, NY 10595 (Re-appointed through December 2002 by the Dean of School
||CHE 112, CHE 331
(Lecture & Lab)
(Lecture & Lab); LAW802
B.Cite specifically how your current research
enhances your teaching effectiveness.
Utilizing contextually our continued scholarly interests and contributions
in the exciting areas of Asymmetric heterocyclic synthesis and characterization,
in vitro and in vivo measurement of brain neurotransmitters, biosensors
for clinical and environmental monitoring, forensics and nano-engineering
in those courses I teach, illustrates the every day examples where
science plays a crucial role.
C.Cite specifically how your current professional
activities enhance your teaching effectiveness.
As an active member of the American Chemical Society including
several of its divisions, I keep abreast of the latest development
in pedagogy and technology as applied to the instruction in the
chemical sciences. As a member of various science based email groups
and on line periodicals, I also bring relevant topics to classroom.
My teaching is further enhanced by immense amount of lecture notes
and other pertinent materials developed and uploaded on my web site.
D.Please comment on any other teaching related
matter that you wish to discuss: May I specifically cite the existence
of Student Course Evaluations as on the Departmental file to serve
as an integral part of such faculty evaluations.
II. RESEARCH & SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
Continued work on the synthesis, characterization, conformational
and electron transfer investigation of germanium heterocyclics.
This led to several presentations at the local and National ACS
by our student Nancy Khoury who is currently employed at Purdue
Pharmaceuticals in Ardsley. Have started collaborating with professor
Patricia A. Broderick, a renowned neuropharmacologist at CUNY Medical School.s
Editor of Scholarly Periodicals: Member of the Editorial Board,
FBI's Forensic Science Communication Journal Serves
as North American Editor, Journal of Iranian Chemical Society (JICS).
Also, Member of the Editorial Board, Iranian International Journal
of Science (Professor Cumrun Vafa of Harvard and A. Mansouri of
typify other Board members).
D. Other Publications
1. STEPHEN D. PASTOR,* ADAM CARINCI, NANCY KHOURY, AND DAVID
N. RAHNI, THE SYNTHESIS AND CONFORMATION OF STERICALLY CONGESTED
SEVEN-MEMBERED RINGS CONTAINING TETRACOORDINATE GERMANIUM(IV): DETERMINATION
OF THE DG* FOR RING
INVERSION, ACS Inorganic Chemistry Journal 2001, 40 (15),
2. Rahni, D.N. Presentation on my tenure as the 2000 ACS-NY Chair,
ACS National Meeting, Chicago August 2001.
3. Iranian Presidential Election and the Iranian-American Diaspora,
Iran Today, June 2001 issue under Opinion articles http://www.irantodayonline.com (both
print and on line format)
3. Panahi, the Iranian Internationally acclaimed film maker and
the finger printing of passengers of Iranian heritage, July issue
of Iran Today http://www.irantodayonline.com
(both on line and print format)
4. Environmentalists should rethink strategy: environment and sustainable
development, A piece that appeared in the
Chronicle of Higher Education, January 19, 2001 (page B22).
5. ACS Membership Efforts, a Commentary published in C&E
news Magazine January 22, 2001, page 8.
6. Persian American Community should seek leadership, January 10,
7-11. Persian Watch Cat: the Iranian American Anti discrimination
Council, a press release and commentary Jan. 13, 2001.
Different versions appeared in http://www.iranian.com http://www.worldpac.org http://www.iran-heritage.org
12.Ossified Interpretation of Islam and
Other Religions IRAN TODAY, January 2001, http://www.irantodayonline.com
13. Encyclopedia Iranica, April 2001 http://www.irantodayonline.com
14. On The Critical Role of ACS Local Sections, Chemical &Engineering
News Magazine January 7, 2001.
15. Rahni, D.N. Deterrence, Detection and Mitigation of Biological
Agents , A Review article prepared for
the FBI's Journal of Forensic Science Communications.
16. Rahni, D.N , Deterrence, Detection
and Mitigation of Biological Agents , A Review article prepared
for the FBI's Journal of Forensic Science Communications.
17. Rahni, D.N Recent advantages in Environmental Forensics with
emphasis on portable and Electrochemical based technologies, A review article prepared for the FBI's Journal of Forensic
18. Attended and judged Science Fair at the NY Institute for Special
Education, April 5, 2001.
19. Gave a lecture and panel discussion on Leadership at Hamden Academy, CT April 5.
20. An article on Anthrax insights being prepared for the Journal
of Forensic Identifications.
E. Other Research and Scholarly Activity
Began collaborating with Dr. Patricia Ann Broderick,
Dept Pharmacology and Physiology, CUNY Medical School
on the development and application of micro-bio-sensors for in vivo
monitoring of brain neurotransmitters, leading to a 2002 sabbatical
leave position as a Senior Medical Research Associates.
III. SERVICE CONTRIBUTIONS
Annual Number of Advisees at the Undergraduate Level: I have provided
informal advice to many students both in Dyson
College and the Law School on academic and professional matters.
Advisor To Student Organization: Faculty
CoAdvisor (Jan.-Aug.) Students’ Affiliate of the Am. Chem. Soc.
Service To Student Service Areas Such
As Placement, Co-op, Admissions, etc.: Have regularly disseminated
potential co-op and permanent positions among students, fine tuned
their resumes, and pitched their resumes to potential employers.
Have written approximately 30 letters in support
of students for work, medical or graduate schools.
University Committee and Administrative Assignments
Member, Faculty Affairs Committee , and
served as a selection comm. member, Kenan.
Dyson Committees: Faculty Concerns and Budget
1. Member of the Board of Editors, FBI's Forensic Science Communication
2. NIH Review Panel Member, Bioengineering and Physiology (Radiology/surgery)
, SBIR Implant-able Medical Devices tens of proposals reviewed
ranging form $50K to nearly $3 million dollars requested. June 23-26,
3. Review member, Fulbright Scandinavian Countries Awards, September-October
4. Member (elected), Federated Conservationists of Westchester
5. Co-Founder and president, Persian Watch Council, the Iranian-American
Anti Discrimination Council http://www.antidiscrimination.org
6. Board Member, at up to five non-for-profit organizations nationwide.
and Professional Organizations
Memberships: 2000 Chair, Board Member (1999-2001) American
Chemical Society’s New
ACS Councilor at-large (1999-2001).
Jury Member (1998-2003), Nichols Jury (Symposium and Banquet on
April 12, 2001 at Crowne Plaza, White Plains, NY)
Reviewer for Academic or Professional Journal or Conference: FBI's
Forensic Science Communication Journal; Fulbright Board, NIH and
Iranian Journal of Chemistry and chemical Engineering; Iranian Journal
I. Public Service
Elected for a three-year term, Federated Conservationists
of Westchester County (FCWC), an overarching umbrella of over 50
organizations and several hundred individual members.
Worked on a community-based project to assess the
impact of the use of pesticides on the Watersheds in the Lower Hudson
basin, led by Cornell
University’s Cooperative Extension and
led by Dr. Mary Cooper.
In order to promote the legitimate aspiration of nearly
one million Americans of Persian heritage, to preserve their cultural
identity while facilitating their assimilation into the US fabric,
to ensure tangible recognition for their contributions to society,
and to defend their constitutional and civil rights, Rahni has provided
sustained level of leadership in setting up several non-for-profit
501 ©(3) organizations that follow herein.
Such efforts have co-yielded in a membership drive of tens of thousands,
fund raising and pledges in excess of one million dollars, half
a dozen petitions to the US government on community based policy
issues with a cumulative signatures of over ten thousands, and Rahni’s
monthly contributions in the form of an article available on one
the web sites below. In such capacities, I have co-written several
nationwide petitions with over ten thousand signatures submitted
to the administration. Our PWC Organization for which I serve as
the Chair has intervened on Academic freedom and faculty discrimination
cases, as well as the same against a Fortune 50 Corporation. Lastly,
my regular monthly writing s on the plight of Americans of Persian
heritage have been published with extensive readership
Co-founder, and elected as the first President of the Persian Watch Center: Iranian-American Antidiscrimination
Advisory and, or Board Member and Co-founder at:
World Political Action Committee (http://www.worldpac.org)
Iranians for International Cooperation (http://www.iic.org)
Persian Heritage Foundation (http://www.iran-heritage.org)
Nahal Scholarship in Chemistry
Senior Counsel and C-founder, Persian American Chemists’ Association
of the ACS
Contributor to Persian Heritage Magazine (http://www.persian-heriatge.com)
Assists in editing and promotion of Iranica Encyclopedia (http://www.iranica.com), a Columbia University based project that has
thus far published 10 of the 28 volumes of the set.
Also, assisting in gala and fund raising for Iranica Encyclopaedia.
Provided science and mathematics tutorials
to needy Ossining students.