Chemistry department Newsletter for 4/11/2011

Bucky University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Chemistry Newsletter
XXXV - No. 13 April 11th, 2011

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Congratulations to New NSF Fellows
It gives us very great pleasure to announce that in the recent round of NSF Fellowships, 7 current Wisconsin Chemistry Graduate Students were offered Fellowships!  Those students are: Nitasha Bennett (Kiessling group), Amanda Corcos (Berry), Jennifer Knapp (Keutsch), David Korasick (Strieter), Randy Mehlenbacher (Zanni), Sara Moyer (Schomaker), and Janelle Steves (Stahl).  The complete list can be found at https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/AwardeeList.do?method=loadAwardeeList.
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Shakhashiri Book Series Explores Chemistry's Panache
The UW-Madison press release for the publication of Volume 5 of Professor Bassam Shakhashiri Chemistry Books series can be found at the following link. http://www.news.wisc.edu/19226.
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2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

April 12th, 2011 May 3rd, 2011

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Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

April 19th, 2011 May 10th, 2011

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Special Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., 5310 Chamberlin. Professor Oskar Vafek, Florida State University. Interacting Fermions on the Honeycomb and its Bilayer"
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - Joint Materials-Chemical Biology Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts -Amherst. "Nanoparticles, Biology and Supramolecular Chemistry   From Diagnostics to Therapeutics"
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Abbott Symposium Student Award Lecture,  2:30 p.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. "Direct Synthesis of Enones via Pd-Catalyzed Aerobic a,b-Dehydrogenation of Carbonyl Compounds"
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011, - Abbott Symposium, 2:55 p.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Paul Richardson, Abbott Labs. "Longer Wavelength FRET Substrates for Protease- and Protease-Coupled Assays"
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar - Abbott Lecture, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, Nobel Laureate, The Scripps Research Institute. "Artificial Antibodies Made by Iterative in situ Click Chemistry"
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute. "Click Chemistry Evolving - Destinations Unknown"
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory. Dr. Jongbae Heo, Postdoctoral Researcher, EC&T Program. "Risk Assessment of Ambient Fine Particles Found in Seoul, Korea"
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Dr. John Tallarico, Novartis.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel P. Raleigh, SUNY Stony Brook.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoff Coates, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2011 - Analytical/Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Srikanth Sastry, Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University.
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Thursday, April 28th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil Powers, University of California, Davis.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kim Prather, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Tuesday, May 9th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kian Tan, Boston University.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis.
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The Society of Fellows - Harvard University
The Society of Fellows is now receiving nominations for three-year Junior Fellowships beginning July 1, 2012. The Nomination form and a leaflet explaining the purpose and scope of the fellowships and the current rules for their administration can be found in Room 1146 Chemistry. Men and women interested in any field of study are eligible for these fellowships; they should be of the highest calibre of intellectual achievement, i.e. comparable to the most successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 2nd. (No nomination will be accepted with a postmark past the deadline; an emailed nomination will not be accepted. You may, however, fax your nomination letter and form to 617-495-2645 and follow up by mailing the original hard copy.) A nomination sent in May or June is most beneficial to your candidate because it will allow plenty of time for submission of work and will avoid missing the deadline in early September. Please mail or express mail your recommendation letter along with the nomination form enclosed, listing the names of three additional referees who are prepared to write letters and submit them electronically, at the latest, by the end of September. Upon receipt of your nomination, we shall contact the candidate, requesting samples of work, and the referees, asking them for letters of recommendation by a specified date. The Society will request that the letters of recommendation and candidate materials be submitted electronically - not by email, but through a link on our website. After receipt of the nomination form, the three referees and candidate will be contacted by our office both by regular mail and email. (Full and accurate email addresses are necessary to process your nomination.) In our email to the referees and candidate, full instructions for uploading will be provided to each, along with a password to enter the secure site. The Society has always sought the best possible candidates at an early stage of their scholarly careers, regardless of their fields, and is looking for only truly extraordinary scholars since in all fields combined the selection generally is limited to ten. These prize fellowships are especially useful for able scholars who plan to work in fields traditionally kept apart in graduate instruction. No rigid formula governs our choice, but we expect that candidates will have completed their routine training for advanced study and will be far along in the dissertation stage, able to submit samples of independent work (e.g. articles, papers, dissertation chapters) in support of their candidacies. (Please note: if still pursuing the Ph.D., Junior Fellows should be at the dissertation stage of their theses and be prepared to finish their degrees within a year of becoming fellows. If already a recipient of the degree, they should not be more than a year past the Ph.D. at the time the fellowship commences. Most Junior Fellows receive the Ph.D. just prior to the start of the fellowship.) The Senior Fellows take particular pleasure in having an opportunity to elect candidates from universities other than Harvard.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoctoral Position, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Professor  Morteza Khaledi. A postdoctoral position is immediately available to investigate novel systems for separation and purification of biomolecules.  Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, or related areas and will have knowledge and hands on experience in one or more of the following areas: chemical separation methods (extraction, chromatography and CE), proteins chemistry (especially membrane proteins and enzymes), organized assemblies (micelles, vesicles,..), and/or ionic liquids. Interested candidates should submit their CV and 2-3 letters of recommendation (especially from Ph.D./postdoc mentors) via e-mail directly to: Professor Morteza Khaledi, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 27695-8204, Tel: 919-515-4563, email: Morteza_Khaledi@ncsu.edu.
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Morris Bullock and Dan DuBois of  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are looking for a postdoc to join their group. The research will involve synthetic and mechanistic organometallic/inorganic chemistry, and the development of new electrocatalysts for oxidation of hydrogen or production of hydrogen, or for metal-catalyzed conversion of carbon dioxide. Expertise in the synthesis and handling of air-sensitive compounds is needed, and experience in electrochemistry would be helpful but is not required. To post a curriculum vitae for consideration, please go to http://www.jobs.pnl.gov/ and locate Job ID 300122. Contact: Morris Bullock and Dan DuBois, Phone (509) 372-6589 (Morris) or (509) 375-2331 (Dan), Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis (http://efrc.pnl.gov/ ), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999; K2-57, Richland, WA 99352, http://www.pnl.gov, e-mail: morris.bullock@pnl.gov, daniel.dubois@pnl.gov.
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