Richard Pizer, Ph.D.
Richad Pizer

Department of Life Sciences

Manhattan Campus
Edward Guiliano Global Center, room 407

Phone: 212.261.1521 


Brandeis University Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry)
Johns Hopkins University B.A. (Chemistry)

Professional Experience

  • Faculty appointments: SUNY Potsdam (1969-71); New York University (1971-1973); Brooklyn College (1973-2002); Hunter College (2002-2006); NYIT (2006 - present)
  • Research appointments in the US and abroad: SUNY Buffalo (1971); New Mexico State University (1975); Australian National University (1979-80)
  • Research supervisor of BS, MS, PhD, and postdoctoral students
  • Consultant to industrial/pharmaceutical firms on research and patent issues
  • Academic administration from dean (Brooklyn College (1998 - 2002)) to provost (Hunter College (2002-2005); NYIT (2006-11))

Honors and Awards

  • General academic and departmental academic honors (1965)
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chemistry) (1965)
  • Delta Phi Alpha (German) (1963)
  • Outstanding Teacher (1990)
  • Golden Key (2007)
  • Phi Eta Sigma (2009)


  • Chemistry (General, Inorganic, Nuclear, Thermodynamics, Kinetics)
  • Biology (Environmental Science)
  • Science (General, Scientific Process)
  • Core Curriculum (Inquiry, Special Baccalaureate Degree Program)
  • Undergraduate Honors Projects (Philosophy, English, Social Science)
  • Master's Degree Theses
  • Doctoral Theses

Research Interests

  • Complex Buffer Systems
  • Reaction Mechanisms
  • Computational Chemistry

Selected Publications

  • Pizer, R., Ricatto, P.J. "Thermodynamics of Several 1:1 and 1:2 Complexation Reactions of the Borate Ion with Bidentate Ligands. 11B NMR Spectroscopic Studies" Inorganic Chemistry, 1994, 33, 2402-2406
  • Pizer, R., Ricatto, P.J. "Ternary Alkaline Earth Metal Complex Ions in the M2+/Borate/ Tartrate System as Studied by 11B NMR" Inorganic Chemistry, 1994, 33, 4985-4990

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Chemical Society
  • Sigma Xi
  • American Association of University Professors
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