Chemistry Newsletter - 01/31/2005

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXIX - No. 5 January 31st, 2005

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Professor Ron Raines has won the 2005 Emil Thomas Kaiser Award

We are delighted to announce that Professor Ron Raines has won the 2005 Emil Thomas Kaiser Award from the Protein Society. This national award is given each year to recognize “a recent, highly significant contribution in applying chemistry to the study of proteins”. Congratulations go to Ron for his fabulous contributions to science and to our department!

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NSF Career award from the Polymer Program in the Division of Materials Research

We are delighted to announce that Padma Gopalan, an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department and member of our Materials Chemistry PhD program, has won an NSF Career award from the polymer program in the Division of Materials Research. We extend our hearty congratulations to her, and are very grateful that she is participating in our graduate programs.

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Chemistry Computer Center's Newsletter

The Chemistry Computer Center's new newsletter is now online. Here is a link to it on the website: http://computing.chem.wisc.edu/logbook/newsletter1.pdf. Thank you, Kara Hartmann.

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Chemistry Library Newsletter

The Chemistry Library has also begun publishing a newsletter. We plan to publish the newsletter 3 times a year and we'll be sending you a link to it when it's ready. You'll also be able to find an archive of the newsletters on the Chem Library's website. A few print copies will be made available. Please take a look at the first issue and let us know what you think: http://chemistry.library.wisc.edu/Newsletter/05spring1.pdf. Thank you, Sharon Mulvey.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

2/8/05

3/8/05

4/12/05

5/10/05

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

2/15/05

3/1/05

3/15/05

4/5/05

4/19/05

5/3/05

5/17/05

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tom Krupenkin, Bell Labs. “Watering Silicon Nanograss: How to Get Droplets to Roll or Stick on Demand”

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2005 - R. G. Herb Materials Physics Seminar, 11:45 a.m., Room 3405 Sterling Hall. Ben Gilbert, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. “Nanoparticles as Dynamic Systems”

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jonathan Sweedler, University of Illinois. “Making Measurements Neuron by Neuron: Novel Techniques to Study the Brain”

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robin Yonggui Chi, Gellman Group. “Supramolecular Self-Assembled Nanocavities”

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Friday, February 4th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan E. Przybylinski, McMahon Group, Lincoln Seminar Series. “The Photochemistry of Diazopropene at 10K: Identifying Intermediates in C3H4 Rearrangements”

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Friday, February 4th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Professor Bruce Rittman, Arizona State University. “Modeling Multi-Component Biofilms - Why Some Biofilms Are Strong, While Others Are Weak”

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Monday, February 7th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Schrock, MIT.

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Monday, February 7th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1119 Biochemistry. Philip S. Low, Purdue University. “Receptor Targeted Therapies for Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases”

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stuart McLaughlin, SUNY at Stony Brook. “Electrostatics and Signal Transduction”

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeong Nakcheol, Korea University. “The Catalytic Pauson-Khand Type Reactions by Cobalt (O) and Rhodium (I) Catalysts”

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Thursday, February 10th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Qi Lin, Blackwell Group.

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Thursday, February 10th, 2005 - TCI Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Gabriel Balint-Kurti, University of Bristol, UK. “Ab Inito Design of Laser Pulses to Control Quantum States of Molecules”

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Song Jin, UW Madison. “Nanoscale Materials for Integrated Nanoelectronic and Nanophotonic Systems”

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Thursday, February 17th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ben Gorske, Blackwell Group.

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Friday, February 18th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Lucas, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Marohn, Cornell University.

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Shane Krska, Merck.

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Thursday, February 24th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Joshua Mandir, Graduate Student - Smith Group.

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Thursday, February 24th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Katie Alfare, Kiessling Group.

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Barbara, University of Texas.

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mark Rickard, Graduate Student - Wright Group.

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Friday, March 4th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Kiessling Group.

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andy Borovik, Kansas.

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Thursday, March 10th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jieun Lee, Graduate Student - Smith Group.

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Thursday, March 17th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Heidi Behrens, Graduate Student - Li Group.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sergei Egorov, University of Virginia.

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Thursday, March 31st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven G. Boxer, Stanford University.“Patterned bilayers and tethered vesicles: soft nanoscience”

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Friday, April 1st, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sannali Matheson, Markley Group.

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Zhen-Gang Wang, California Institute of Technology. “On the Nature of Physical Gels”

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Allen, Ohio State University.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melanie M. Cooper, Clemson University.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Steven A. Hofstadler, Ibis Therapeutics.

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Friday, April 15th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew B. Soellner, Raines Group.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Wright, Scripps Research Institute.

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Farmer, University of California-Irvine.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yuan Lin, Graduate Student - Smith Group.

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bruce Kay, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. “Multidimensional Quantum Dynamics: Methods and Applications”

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Thursday, April 28th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Shan Ke, Graduate Student - Kwon Group.

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Friday, April 29th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justin K. Murray, Gellman Group.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Chirik, Cornell University.

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Wayne Reed, Tulane University.

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kenneth Karlin, Johns Hopkins University. “Biomimetic Small Molecule Metal Ion Interactions: Copper and Heme-Copper O2 and CO Chemistry”

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Thursday, May 5th, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Charles M. Lieber, Harvard University. “Nanoscience and the Pathway to Nanotechnologies”

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Gamelin, University of Washington-Seattle.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/spring2005.html.

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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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Zheng GF. Lu W. Jin S. Lieber CM.

Synthesis and fabrication of high-performance n-type silicon nanowire transistors.

Advanced Materials. 16(21):1890-+, 2004 Nov 4.

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Wright JC.

Vibrational correlations via coherent multi-resonant four-wave mixing.

Vibrational Spectroscopy. 36(2):179-184, 2004 Dec 6.

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Maifeld SV. Tran MN. Lee D.

Hydrosilylation of alkynes catalyzed by ruthenium carbene complexes.

Tetrahedron Letters. 46(1):105-108, 2005 Jan 3.

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Naka A. Hill NJ. West R.

Free radical reactions of stable silylenes and germylenes.

Organometallics. 23(26):6330-6332, 2004 Dec 20.

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He YY. Lutz TR. Ediger MD.

Comparison of the composition and temperature dependences of segmental and terminal dynamics in polybutadiene/poly(vinyl ethylene) blends.

Macromolecules. 37(26):9889-9898, 2004 Dec 28.

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Landis CR. Morales CM. Stahl SS.

Insights into the spin-forbidden reaction between L2Pd0 and molecular oxygen.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(50):16302-16303, 2004 Dec 22.

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Shaginian A. Patel M. Li MH. Flickinger ST. Kim CH. Cerrina F. Belshaw PJ.

Light-directed radial combinatorial chemistry: Orthogonal safety-catch protecting groups for the synthesis of small molecule microarrays.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(51):16704-16705, 2004 Dec 29.

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Meyer KA. Wright JC. Thompson DE.

Frequency and time-resolved triply vibrationally enhanced four-wave mixing spectroscopy.

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 108(52):11485-11493, 2004 Dec 30.

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Kieber-Emmons MT. Schenker R. Yap GPA. Brunold TC. Riordan CG.

Spectroscopic elucidation of a peroxo Ni-2(mu-O-2) intermediate derived from a nickel(I) complex and dioxygen. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 43(48):6716-6718, 2004.

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Copyright © 2004 Thomson ISI
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TUTORS NEEDED

Tutors needed for GenChem / OChem / Analytical Chem / PChem. If you would like to earn some extra cash, be a tutor. Please respond to dlduff@wisc.edu with the word 'tutor' in the Subject line by Wednesday, Feb 3. Information I need (I will have your email address) is: your name if it is not obvious from your email address; how much per hour you will charge; which courses you will tutor. After I compile all the data, I will post the tutor information on the web site. To find the tutor list: Start at the genchem web site (genchem.chem.wisc.edu), click 'more for students', click 'private and other tutoring'. DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING WEDNESDAY FEB 3.

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Northwestern University is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the Masters of Science Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBB). This professional M.S. program is a 2-year program that focuses on equipping students with the requisite training to conduct research at the interface of multiple disciplines including Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. The CBB Program is suitable for students who have completed undergraduate study in any of the above-mentioned disciplines or their allied fields such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, or Physics. Students with advanced degrees (M.S. or Ph.D.) will also benefit from this program if they are interested in expanding their areas of expertise to include informatics, which is vital in contemporary biological research for intensifying the pace of discovery and integrating diverse information into knowledge. More information can be obtained from the flyer in Room 1146, or by contacting Dawn M. Graunke, Ph.D., Assistant Director of CBB, Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Northwestern University, 1890 Maple Avenue, 3rd floor, Evanston, IL 60201, (847) 467-1972, cbb@northwestern.edu, http://cbb.cs.northwestern.edu.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Program Officer. Institution: Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. Haddonfield, NJ. Date posted: 01/27/2005. Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, Program Officer. The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF), a rapidly growing multimillion dollar foundation in Haddonfield, New Jersey, supports three nationwide programs: 1. Fellowships for outstanding beginning high school science and mathematics teachers. 2. Educational research through our Young Scholars and Senior Scholars Fellowships. 3. Conferences on science and mathematics education. KSTF seeks a hard working, hands-on Program Officer to plan, coordinate, and manage these programs. The ideal candidate for this position has a good understanding of science and/or mathematics education, including deep and extensive content knowledge, high school teaching experience, skill in working with other high school teachers and holding or completing an advanced degree in science, mathematics, education or a related field. Preference will be given to those with expertise and experience in chemistry or mathematics. Applicants should be self-motivated, able to set clear priorities, to initiate projects and follow them through to completion in a timely way, and to respond flexibly to the Foundation's needs as they arise. Applicants should have strong communication and writing skills, be able to interact effectively with the Foundation's various constituencies, as well as the staff, and should have experience with various office technologies. Experience conducting educational research and supervising beginning teachers also is desirable. Responsibilities would include the management of groups of about 15 science teaching fellows including recruitment, selection, planning and conducting fellows meetings, online and telephone communication and observation. Program Officer may participate in program evaluation and/or the selection and management of external research grants. The Program Officer will assume leadership responsibilities for carrying out the mission of KSTF. The Program Officer will report to and interact routinely with the Senior Program Officer for Science and Executive Director of KSTF. Additional information about the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is available on our Web site: http://www.kstf.org. A cover letter and resume or vita should be mailed to: Angelo Collins, Executive Director, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, 20 East Redman Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Applications may also be e-mailed to Angelo.Collins@kstf.org. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Bluffton College is looking for a one-year sabbatical replacement in organic chemistry for next year. The position announcement is at: http://www.bluffton.edu/about/employment/fac-phy/. Bluffton is a Mennonite university in northwestern Ohio, on I-75, about an hour south of Toledo, and about 1.5 hours from Columbus and Dayton.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Ziling (Ben) Xue is seeking suitable candidates for a postdoctoral associate position in his research group at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The opening is current. The postdoctoral associate will conduct research to develop a novel method for chromium analysis in biological fluids to assess chromium deficiency and the effect of chromium as adjuvant therapy for Type 2 diabetes. Such a method is expected to involve the pre-treatment of the fluids, subsequent pre-concentration of the chromium ions, and their detection and quantification by a sensor. For our work in analytical sensors, please see Analytical Chemistry 2002, 74, 2535, 2002, 74, 6073, 2001, 73, 4592, 2000, 72, 1078; Analytica Chimica Acta 2001, 433, 97. Applicants should send a curriculum vita and three letters of recommendation to my attention. If anyone should want further information concerning our research, please have him/her contact me (phone: 865-974-3443; fax: 865-974-3454; email: xue@utk.edu). Send to: Ziling (Ben) Xue, Paul and Wilma Ziegler Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, Phone: 865-974-3443, Fax: 865-974-3454, Email: xue@utk.edu.

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