Chemistry Newsletter - 03/24/2008

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXII - No. 12 March 24th, 2008

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

Department meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty, and we encourage everyone to join us.

April 15th, 2008

May 13th, 2008

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

April 1st, 2008

April 22nd, 2008

May 6th, 2008

May 20th, 2008

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Deborah S. Gross, Carleton College. “Chemical Composition of Individual Aerosol Particles: SOA, Biofuels, and Beyond”

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lara Mahal, University of Texas - Austin. “Analyzing the Dynamic Glycome: What Glycomics Can Tell us About HIV-1”

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jim Mayer, University of Washington.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 - McElvain Series Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George Whitesides of Harvard University. “Simple Solutions”

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 - EC&T Seminar, 10:30 a.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory. Greg Pepping, EC&T. “Photoelectrocatalytic Oxidation of Ammonia and Photoelectrocatalytic Reduction of Bromate”

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 - EC&T Seminar, 4:00 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory. Fabiana Paschoal, Visiting Assistant Scientist. “Photoelectrocatalytic Removal of Bromates from Drinking Water”

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Friday, March 28th, 2008 - Department Colloquium - The Fifth Irving Shain Chemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. George M. Whitesides, Harvard University. “Reinventing Chemistry”

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Friday, March 28th, 2008 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory. Kevin Leonard, Material Science. “The Leyden Jar to Hybrid Cars: The Past, Present, and Future of Capacitors”

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University. “Water in Confined Spaces”

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gui Bazan, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - McElvain Series Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Gary Siuzdak of the Scripps Center for Mass Spectrometry. “Mass-based Metabolomics from Solutions and Surfaces”

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Blamer (Gellman/Stahl Group).

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Claudio Verani, Wayne State University.

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Thursday, April 10th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Gross of Washington University. “Analytical Mass Spectrometric Developments and Applications in Immunology and Cancer”

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Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday April 16 th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, UC-Berkeley. Tuesday:“Chemistry in Living Systems: Shedding Light on Glycans” Wednesday: “Engineering Biological/Nanomaterial Interfaces: Highlights of Research at the Molecular Foundry”

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Barbara A. Lyons, New Mexico State University. “Grb7 Protein/erbB2 Binding Specificity in Cancer Signaling”

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. R. Tom Baker, Los Alamos National Lab.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Scott Hanton of Air Products.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brooke Richardson (Gellman Group).

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Friday, April 18th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary E. Galvin, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

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Monday, April 21th, 2008, Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor John M. Herbert, The Ohio State University. “Trouble with TD-DFT: Theoretical Investigation of Excited Electronic States in DNA Oligomers and Other Large Molecules”

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Kim Hamad-Schifferli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Using Nanoparticles to Control Biological Function”

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andreja Bakac, Ames Laboratories.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vicki Wysocki of the University of Arizona.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Reto Frei (Blackwell Group).

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Yingkai Zhang, New York University. “Physical Insights into Histone Lysine Methylation from Multiscale Simulations”

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Deryn Fogg, University of Ottawa.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nien Hui Ge of the University of California, Irvine. “Beyond One Dimension: Coherent 2D IR Spectroscopy as a Structural Probe of Peptides”

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alexander Khrizman (Mecozzi Group).

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University. “Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting; the Magic of Microfluidics”

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher C. Cummins, MIT.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - McElvain Series Seminar in Materials Chemistry, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nate Lewis of Cal Tech.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aimon Tongpenyai (Kiessling Group).

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Friday, May 9th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nathan S. Lewis, California Institute of Technology. “Scientific Challenges in Sustainable Energy Technology”

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Research Scientist – Mass Spectrometry. Bruker is a world-wide group of Companies specializing in the design, manufacture, sales and service of sophisticated scientific instrumentation. We have an immediate opening for a Research Scientist to join a multidisciplinary analytical team located in our Bruker BioSpin, Billerica, Massachusetts office. The successful candidate will work to develop new applications of mass spectrometry particularly focused on metabolomics and compound identification strategies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the development of new methods, customer training and support, analysis of complex samples, testing and evaluating new products and software, and presentation of sales and technical seminars. The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry with strong experience in mass spectrometry including accurate mass LC/MS and LC/MS/MS applications. Experience with HPLC, metabolomics, natural products, NMR and/or small molecule structure verification are a plus. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential. Candidates with a Master’s degree with the equivalent experience in MS spectroscopy will also be considered. Applicants should have legal work permit to work in the USA and be available for occasional travel nationally and internationally. Applicants from NAFTA countries are also encouraged to apply. Bruker BioSpin offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k) – all with immediate participation – as well as paid holidays and vacation, winter closure and a great environment. For more information, please send your resume and salary requirements to: brukerjobs.rsrd0212@bruker-biospin.com or Bruker BioSpin, Human Resources, 40 Manning Road, Billerica, MA 01821. No agencies or phone calls, please.

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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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Organic/Polymer Chemistry, the University of Memphis. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a postdoctoral associate in Organic and/or Polymer Chemistry with the Fujiwara research group starting August 2008. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research using synthetic methods to design and prepare novel polymeric materials and instrumental methods to characterize structure and properties. Special attention will be given to candidates with prior research experience involving these methods. Teaching at the undergraduate level in chemistry is expected as well. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita and arrange to have three letters of recommendation and undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent to: The University of Memphis, Chemistry Department, Attn: Dr. Tomoko Fujiwara, 213 Smith Chemistry Building, Memphis, TN 38152. Or email to: tfjiwara@memphis.edu. Screening of applications will begin April 16th, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

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