Chemistry Newsletter - 01/23/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 4 January 23rd, 2006

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Song Jin receives Nontenured Faculty Award from the 3M Company

Song Jin has just received a Nontenured Faculty Award from the 3M Company, to support his research in technological materials. Congratulations to Song on his continued success in securing outside funding!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

2/14/06

3/21/06

4/11/06

5/9/06

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

2/7/06

2/21/06

3/7/06

3/28/06

4/4/06

4/18/06

5/2/06

5/16/06

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Leitner, University of Nevada, Reno. “Vibrational Energy Flow, Localization, and Chemical Reaction Kinetics.”

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil S. Baran, The Scripps Research Institute. “The Catalytic Cycle of Discovery in Total Synthesis”

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ken Karlin, Johns Hopkins University.

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Thursday, January 26th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Josheph Dalluge, Cargill Scientific Resources Center. “Hunting Tiny Elephants: Bioanalytical Chemistry in the Food and Biotechnology Industries”

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Thursday, January 26th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Smith, Denu Group.

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2006 - Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard J. Saykally, University of California, Berkeley. “Ion Adsorption to the Surfaces of Liquid Electrolytes: Beyond Langmuir and Onsager”

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 - Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard J. Saykally, University of California, Berkeley. “X-ray Spectroscopy of Volatile Liquids and their Surfaces”

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2006 - Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard J. Saykally, University of California, Berkeley.

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 - McElvain Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Yates, Scripps Research Institute.

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jennifer O’Neill, Blackwell Group.

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Friday, February 3rd, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dean Gary Sandefur, College of Letters & Sciences and Professor of Sociology, UW-Madison.

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Monday, February 6th, 2006 - Special Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Kookheon Char, Department of Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University. “Perspectives on Ultrathin Multilayer Films Prepared by Layer-by-Layer Deposition”

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcus Weck, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315, Chemistry Building. Venkat Ganesan, University of Texas at Austin. “Equilibrium and Dynamics in Polymer-Nanoparticle Mixtures: From Solvents to Proteins to Nanocomposites”

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2005 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Allison Campbell, Pacific Northwest Lab.

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Thursday, February 9th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard Burgess, UW-Madison Oncology Department. “Luminescence Resonance Energy Transfer to Study Protein: Protein Interactions”

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Thursday, February 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrew Razgulin, Mecozzi Group.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hanna Reisler, University of Southern California. “Imaging Photodissociation: Charge Transfer and Conical Intersections in the Dissociation of Radicals and Diradicals”

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Thursday, February 16th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Evans, Materials Science & Engineering Department, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, February 16th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Garske, Denu Group.

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Monday, February 20th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ji-Xin Cheng, Purdue University. “Nonlinear Optical Imaging of Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems Ex Vivo and In Vivo”

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jason Hafner, Rice University.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Jewell, Blackwell Group.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 - WISL Seminar, 7:30 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive. Harold McGee. “Playing With Food: Three Centuries of Science in the Kitchen”

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Monday, February 27th, 2006 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Feig, Michigan State University. “Computer Simulations of Biomolecules in Complex Cellular Environments.”

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alex Benderskii, Wayne State University. “Coherent Vibrational Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces: Combining Frequency and Time-Domain”

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Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marc Johnson, University of Michigan.

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bo Li, Graduate Student, Hamers Group.

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luke Lavis, Raines Group.

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Monday, March 6th, 2006 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Anatoly Kolomeisky, Rice University. “Coupling of Two Motor Proteins: A New Motor Can Move Faster”

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California. “Computer Simulations of Enzymatic Reactions: Finding out What are the Catalytic Principles that Really Work?”

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christian E. Schafmeister, University of Pittsburgh.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangho Park, Lee Group.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - Materials and Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tom Vaid, Washington University. “Isostructural Dopants for Molecular Semicinductors: Organic Molecules in Unusual Oxidation States”

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Monday, March 20th, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Macromolecular Science, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK. “Protein Misfolding and Disease: From Theory to Therapy”

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Macromolecular Science, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK. “Protein Structure and Folding: From Random Coils to Native States”

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Walba, University of Colorado. “High Throughput Measurement of ee Using Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals”

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Fahey, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jamie Ellis, Cavagnero Group.

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Wednesday Thru Friday, March 29th - 31st, 2006 - Meloche Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stephen Lippard, MIT.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ryan Hilger, Graduate Student, Smith Group.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bin Sun, Lynn Group.

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Monday, April 3rd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Holland, University of Rochester.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark A. Johnson, Yale University.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor D. Tyler McQuade, Cornell University. “Microreactors, Encapsulated Catalysts, and Mechanisms: New Tools and Techniques for Polymer and Small Molecule Synthesis”

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Oleg Ozerov, Brandeis University.

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Thursday, April 6th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, NASA Ames Research Center. “Novel One-Dimensional Nanostructures and Their Applications”

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Thursday, April 6th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kevin Schultz, Nelsen Group.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sanat Kumar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dan O’Leary, Pomona College. “Deuterium and Tritium NMR Equilibrium Isotope Effects Involving OH/OH and CH/N Hydrogen Bonds: Stereochemical Applications”

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Scott A. McLuckey, Purdue University.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor H. Jane Dyson, The Scripps Research Institute. “New Insights from NMR into Unfolded Proteins and the Protein Folding Process”

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Thursday, April 18th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Virginia W. Cornish, Columbia University. “Co-Opting Nature's Machineries for Chemical Discovery”

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Thursday, April 20th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Antonio J. Ricco, Stanford University.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael J. Saxton, University of California at Davis. “A biological interpretation of anomalous subdiffusion”

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Thursday, April25th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matt Sigman, University of Utah.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Murphy, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Thursday, April 27th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Tunge, University of Kansas.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Jordan, University of Pittsburgh. “Electron and Proton Localization in Water Clusters”

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Stang, University of Utah. “Nanoscale Molecular Architecture: Design and Self-Assembly of Metallocyclic Polygons and Polyhedra via Coordination”

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peidong Yang, University of California-Berkeley.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006 - McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Walker, Harvard University.

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Thursday, May 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeff Johnston, Indiana University.

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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A TA position at the Molecular Structure Laboratory, Chemistry Department. A part-time appointment (16-20h a week, flexible schedule) is available at the Molecular Structure Laboratory starting April 2006. The successful candidate will be taught to run single crystal X-ray diffraction experiments, solve and refine crystal structures, and prepare crystallographic reports. This work will likely result in several scientific publications. A significant responsibility will be maintaining the in-house crystallographic database (PC/LINUX). Contact: Ilia Guzei, UW-Madison Chemistry Department, e-mail: iguzei@fozzie.chem.wisc.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Physical Sciences at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York invites applications for two tenure track positions in chemistry beginning September 1, 2006. Appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. in chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry education, or other closely related field is required. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and allied health science courses, including laboratory. The ability and sustained desire to carry on a research program, including research with undergraduates, is expected. Active service on Department and College committees is also expected. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, including teaching experience, a statement and a summary of research interests to: Dr. Stuart Suss, Provost, Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11235.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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