Richard E. Bleil, Ph.D.  

Professor of Chemistry

    Richard Bleil, Ph.D.      


007 East Hall, Madison, SD 57042

Phone: 605-256-5822; Fax: 605-256-5643; Email:

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Most Recent Course Links

Of General Continuing Interest

    General Chemistry Laboratory Manual

    Organic Chemistry Laboratory Manual

    General Chemistry Preparation Site

Other Interesting Links:

The 1999 DSU Chemistry Show for 3rd and 4th graders!

The original web site developed by me to help interest and inform the general public on matters of science, and to help aid my students in their studies, has been overtaken by and turned into a commercial site for them.  They stole this site from YOU; I urge anybody reading this message to boycott, avoid visiting their site, and to refuse to do any business whatsoever with them.

American Chemical Society

American Association for the Advancement of Science

A great resource for teachers; the National Science Teacher's Association

The South Dakota Science Discipline Council web site (of which I am a member and the current webmaster)

A very nice site for searching for information on various chemicals (kind of your own handbook of chemistry on-line)

An excellent source for locating MSDS's (material safety data sheets) on-line for free

Try this source for legal information on chemical safety

A great site for those interested in specific binding properties of proteins (this looks at individual binding properties/structures)

A chemistry web community with search engines, on-line journals, job information, and the like.  Registration is free.

A chemistry search engine that has been designed with chemists in mind.

Ever wonder exactly what time IS it?

A resource page for Native Americans (index of indigenous knowledge)

Nature magazine online

An index of crystal lattice structures

RASMOL on-line, a site with a great FREE molecular structure viewing program 

A protein data bank with the structures of all kinds of proteins and other organic (biochemically significant) molecules

A "virtual chemistry" web site (beautifully done)

Purported to be the "Homepage for Chemists" (it does have some pretty cool stuff!)

A great site with a pretty cool program to discover just how user-friendly YOUR site is to the visually impaired

FREE STUFF!  Check this out LOTS of cool stuff!

Academic Positions:

August 1999-present: Dakota State University, College of Natural Sciences, Associate Professor of Chemistry

July 1995 - August 1999: Kettering College of Medical Arts, General Education Department, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

July 1994 - July 1995: Purdue University, Department of Chemistry, Post Doctoral Research Assistant working with Prof. Sabre Kais

June 1994: Harvard University, Department of Chemistry, Visiting Scientist working with Nobel Laureate Dudley Herschbach

August 1993 - July 1994: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, working the Prof. Chung Wong in collaboration with Prof. Herschel Rabitz, Princeton University, Department of Chemistry

Industrial Positions:

June 1986 - June 1987: PEI, Cincinnati, OH, Analytical Chemist

June 1985 - June 1986: EHRT, Cincinnati, OH, Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrographer


December 1992: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Boston College, Chemistry Department, Prof. Udayan Mohanty, thesis advisor

June 1985: B.S. in Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Chemistry Department, independent research with Prof. Frank Meeks


A. Spasic, G. Hess, K. Becker, M. Hansen, R. Bleil and U. Mohanty, "Asymmetric Charge Neutralization of DNA," Curvature and Deformation of Nucleic Acids: Recent Advances, New Paradigms, Nancy C. Stellwagen and Udayan Mohanty, eds. (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Dana Freeman, Richard E. Bleil, Syed M. Aijaz, and Walter Voland, AP Success Chemistry, 4th ed. (Peterson's Thomson Learning, Lawrenceville, NJ, 2003).

Christopher Bender, Elaine Bender, Richard Bleil, Gordon Chenery, Gloria Dyer, Larry Elowitz, Masuda Floyd, Gordon Gonyea, Aart Hoogenboom, James Liptack, Gabriel Lombardi, James Lucey, Barbara Maynard, Jo Palmore, Sharon Sharonson, Elaine Silverstein, Bruce Thaler, Lawrence Trivieri, Heidi Thompson, Mark Weinfeld. GED Success (Peterson's Thomson Learning, Lawrenceville, NJ, 2002).

Dana Freeman, Richard E. Bleil, Syed M. Aijaz, and Walter Voland, AP Success Chemistry 2001 (Peterson's Thomson Learning, Lawrenceville, NJ, 2000).

Pablo Serra, Aaron F. Stanton, Sabre Kais and R. Bleil, “Comparison Study of Pivot Methods for Global Optimization”, J. Chem. Phys. 106 (1997), 7170-7177.

Aaron F. Stanton, Richard E. Bleil and Sabre Kais, “A New Approach to Global Minimization”, J. Comp. Chem. 18 (1997), 594-599.

S. Kais and R. Bleil, "Dimensional Renormalization for Electronic Structure Calculations", C.A. Tsipis, V.S. Popov, D.R. Herschbach and J.S. Avery, eds., in New Methods in Quantum Theory (Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 1996), 55-70.

Y.G. Byun, S.Z. Kan, S.A. Lee, Y.H. Kim, M. Miletic, R.E. Bleil, S. Kais and B.S. Freiser, "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Nb6C70/+", J. Phys. Chem. 100 (1996).

Richard Bleil and Sabre Kais, "Charge Renormalization at the Large-D Limit for Atoms and Molecules", Int. J. Quant. Chem.: Quant. Chem. Symp. 29 (1995), 349-359.

R. Bleil, A. Faliks, M. Miletic and S. Kais, "Charge Renormalization at the Large-D Limit for Diatomic Molecules", J. Chem. Phys. 103 (1995), 6529-6535.

S. Kais and R. Bleil, "Charge Renormalization at the Large-D Limit for N-Electron Atoms and Weakly Bound Systems", J. Chem. Phys. 102 (1995), 7472-7478.

Richard E. Bleil, Chung F. Wong and Herschel Rabitz, "Sensitivity Analysis of a Two-Dimensional Square Lattice Model of Protein Folding", J. Phys. Chem. 99 (1995), 3379-3386.

R. Bleil and U. Mohanty, "Model for Ion Binding and Charge Effects in Globular Proteins", J. Phys. Chem. 99 (1995), 2915-2928.

R. Bleil, F.-M. Tao and S. Kais, "Structure and Stability of C13 Carbon Clusters", Chem. Phys. Lett. 229 (1994), 491-494.

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