Prof. Buenker received his Ph. D in Chemistry from Princeton University in 1966. He became Asst. Prof. of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1967 and was promoted to Full Professor in 1973. He received the Senior U.S. Scientist Award of the Humboldt Foundation for research and teaching at the University of Bonn, Germany in 1973-75 and a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship of the European Community at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece in 2003-2004. He became Professor Chemistry at the University of Bonn in 1976 and University of Wuppertal in 1977 until his retirement in 2007. He has over 600 peer-reviewed publications in chemistry and physics.